Lotus, the British car manufacturer, and high-end brand, has launched and unveiled its first and unique hypercar: the Lotus Evija, a modern car with a contemporary design, one of the most powerful and wild supercars ever built before.
After the first presentation to the world at Auto Shangai 2019 and besides being the first hypercar created by Lotus, this luxury car is also the first model with an electrified powertrain. At the beginning of the building process, the model was known as the Type 130, but after some time, the modern car has been retitled as the Lotus Evija: a name that comes from variants of Eve, that means “the first in existence” or “the living one” – powerful meanings for a supercar like this one!
About the design inspiration: according to the Lotus’s Design director Russell Carr and his team, they took inspiration from geological methods and forms when designing the hypercar’s exterior, looking at rocks that had been fixed by nature to produce the supercar‘s curved: such an aerodynamic body with a unique design. All the contemporary design concept fits perfectly with a luxury lifestyle: it works to deliver high-energy airflow to the rear of the supercar, which counteracts the low compression behind the modern car to decrease drag.
The Evija by Lotus is 4459mm long, 2000mm wide but only 1122mm high. Its 1680kg demanded heaviness makes it the weightiest Lotus ever, even if you contain the Lotus Carlton/Omega super-sedan from the early ’90s, but it is at least considerably lighter than electric cars. With a target power output of 2,000 PS (horsepower) and 1,700-newton meters of torque, the new hypercar can go from zero to 62 mph (0-100 km/h) underneath three seconds and can spread a top speed of more than 200 mph.
The modern car’s battery pack is mid-mounted behind the two seats and supplies energy directly to four electric motors. Weighing around 1,700 kilograms, this Lotus supercar is a privileged one, because this power system makes it the lightest pure-electric hypercar ever to go into series production. The Evija’s interior is definitely more unemotional, but it still bears a futuristic feel.
The foremost body of the luxury car consists of a one-piece carbon-fiber monocoque chassis that symbolizes that all the construction is fully combined and integrated, as a structural skin. If you are interested in a stunning model like this hypercar, just note that only 130 models of the exclusive Evija will be produced.