With the Lotus Evija nearing the start of production in the summer of this year, the prototypes were busy making their usual tours, and even more interesting information about the first British electric hypercar began to emerge. We all know that the amazing Lotus Evija will be limited to just 130 units worldwide, and we also know that you can extensively customize your own Evija, if you want to part with 1.5 to 2 million euros. But a special video from the Petersen Automotive Museum takes us even further into the existence of the Evija and what it means for Lotus.
And who better explain everything than Russel Carr, head of design for the Lotus Evija. Make no mistake, the Lotus Evija is supposed to be extreme in every way, but still inherits some key Lotus design philosophies. Yes, it is a halo car for the British manufacturer, but it also serves as a test bed for other technologies which will strongly influence the way in which Lotus will drive its vehicles. Its design still reflects efficiency, aerodynamics and driving dynamics, all of which are pillars of Lotus designs.
The shape of the Evija is also inspired by military planes and timeless design elements, and even a hint of science fiction with deployable cameras that will serve as mirrors for the driver. The rear is unlike any other car we’ve seen in a long time, and the lighting is absolutely beautiful and completely legal. Oh, and the LOTUS logo on the back has the “T” on it like a reverse light. Great stuff.
The Lotus Evija will be powered by four electric motors producing an incredible 1973 horsepower (1471 kW) and will go from zero to 62 miles per hour in less than 3 seconds and reach 124 miles per hour in just 6 seconds. Check out the full video to get the full experience and learn some interesting information about this next EV hypercar.