Remember when Lotus unveiled the all-electric Evija? Touted by the company as a 2,000 horsepower electric hypercar, it is set to reset the bar when it comes to outright vehicle performance. But as much as Lotus' claims are impressive, we have yet to see the car in action...until now.
Four months after it made its world debut, Lotus has released the first images (as well as a video clip) of a working prototype. Wearing a unique camo livery, the Evija was being put through its paces at Hethel, the home of Lotus.
From dynamic track testing to high-speed performance runs, the guys over at Lotus have been busy checking every aspect of the upcoming electric hypercar. Aside from those, Lotus has also been putting the Evija on multiple dynamic load and suspension simulations to see just how it reacts to different weight conditions.
“Physical prototype testing at speed is a landmark moment for the Evija and hugely exciting for everyone involved. Our aim is to make sure it’s a true Lotus in every sense, with exceptional performance that’s going to set new standards in the hypercar sector,” Gavan Karshaw, Director of Vehicle Attributes, Lotus Cars.
As for its powertrain, it is indeed whisper quiet as we could only hear the silent whir of the electric motors. Lotus has yet to announce how fast it can go from 0 – 100 km/h or how quick it can get to its top speed. But one thing is for sure, the Evija will be one fast EV indeed. Speaking of fast, it can also recharge quickly from 0% to 100% in only 18 mins via a 350kw charging system. It also has a maximum range of 250 km.
Want one? Better tell Lotus you're interested as they will only be making 130 units of the EUR 1.7 million (about PhP 97 million) electric hypercar.