Lotus is almost ready to begin shipping its Evija electric hypercar. The first pre-production samples were already collected at the Lotus headquarters in Hethel, Great Britain, before the production of customer samples started in the summer.
Lotus will only build 130 copies of the Evija for customers, each of which will pay £ 1.7m (approximately $ 2.12m) for the car before options are added.
Show some car color options. Among them are atomic red, solaris yellow and carbon black. Evija is also available in the silver that Lotus used for the car last July.
The configurator introduces a special imaging technique known as “ray tracing”. This shows what the Eviga will look like in multiple environments, so customers know exactly what colors look like in localized sunlight.
The Evija is the first Lotus EV, but the company is not taking things slowly. Four electric motors together generate 1,973 hp and 1,254 foot-pounds of torque. As a result, the Evija travels from 0 to 60 mph in less than 3.0 seconds, from 0 to 186 mph in less than 9.0 seconds and at a top speed somewhere north of 200 mph.
Lotus is so convinced of the performance of the Evija that the company can set the record for production rounds in the record for production rounds at the Nürburgring. That means breaking Lamborghini’s 6: 44.97 with his Aventador SVJ in 2018.
Don’t expect the range to last long at line speeds. The battery is a 70-kilowatt-hour unit that, according to Lotus, has a range of 225 miles at permitted road speeds in the EPA test cycle. The company also claims that 80 percent of the charge in 12 minutes can be done from a 350-kilowatt DC fast-charging station.