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Lotus has come out of nowhere and shaken things up by announcing its new all electric hypercar, the Evija (which means ‘the first in existence’).

These renderings look incredible and if the numbers are true then it's going to be a force to be reckoned with.



The “target” output for the car is 2000PS (1944bhp) and 1253lb ft of torque, which it’ll deliver using a quartet of electric motors - one for each wheel - and a mid-mounted battery pack supplied Williams Advanced Engineering. Lotus says the powertrain is “the lightest, most energy dense, electric power package ever fitted to a road car”.
This means helps keep the weight low - the whole shebang will tip the scales at 1680kg. For a car permanently carrying around a massive stack of battery cells, that’s an astonishingly low figure. This will make the Evija extremely fast, although Lotus isn’t yet ready to give specific figures. The 0-62mph time will be under three seconds, 0-186mph will be over in under nine, and the top speed is going to be in excess of 200mph.


The Evija features two large venturi tunnels positioned high in the all-carbonfibre bodywork, allowing air to pass through the car. The rear exits for the tunnels are surrounded by LEDs to create what Lotus calls a “ribbon-style light signature,” making the back of the car look like a fighter jet with its afterburners on. Nice.

Also on the aero agenda is a ‘bi-plane’ front splitter, the central aera of which sends cooling air to the battery pack, while the two smaller parts channel air to cool the front motors. At the back, there’s a rear spoiler controlled by an F1-like drag reduction system. Finally, the are no mirrors, with the Evija instead using cameras to reduce drag even further. They sit just in front of the dihedral doors, integrated into the wings.




 

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I know for a face Honda has a EV sports car in the works. It slots under the NSX and comes off as what would be the Cayman EV under Porsche.

Curious to see how Honda and Lotus battle it out eventually.
 

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I know for a face Honda has a EV sports car in the works. It slots under the NSX and comes off as what would be the Cayman EV under Porsche.

Curious to see how Honda and Lotus battle it out eventually.
That would be a great battle to see. If the Evija is everything as described it's going to be very exciting to see how the rest of the car world responds to it.
 

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Carfection put together this great video with Lotus' head of design Russell Carr. Production is set to start next year!

 
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