Several months ago, Lotus announced its New, all-electric hypercar, the Evija. Now, the Lotus Evija has made its way to the middle east for its middle eastern debut. The debut took place at the Lotus Dubai dealership. Previously, the Evija has made stops in London, the U.S. and Japan.
The Lotus Evija all-electric hypercar
In its all carbon fiber body, the Evija is all about lightweight with a height of just 105 mm from the ground. Drawing inspiration from aeronautics, the Evija has a muscular exterior with a perfect blend of fluid forms and crisp lines. From the rear, there’s the Venturi tunnel with real LED, indicators and reverse light with T mark. Other standout features include the front splitter, scissor doors, exclusion of door mirrors and Magnesium wheels.
Interior-wise, the dominant characteristic of the Evija’s cabin is the ‘floating wing’ dashboard. Access to the cabin is through the two scissor ‘dihedral’ doors. Handle-free to preserve the sculpted exterior, they’re operated via the key fob. It’s the first time Lotus has used such doors, and while they make for a moment of dramatic theater they also provide maximum space for getting in and out. The cabin strikes the perfect balance between the precise functionality of a track car and the comfort of a road car, thanks to the adjustable seats in carbon fiber with thick Alcantara-finished pads. Meanwhile, the steering column is manually adjustable, while the three-point seatbelts with four-point harnesses give you a snuggly fit. Built into the bodyshell, close to the occupants’ hip point, are two bespoke storage areas. The steering with mode controller in the Evija is usually found in an Le Mams or F1 car.
With target figures of 2,000 PS of power and 1,700 Nm of torque, the Lotus Evija is the world’s most extreme production all-electric road car. Key to this estimated extreme output and torque figures is the li-on battery (2000 kW) developed by Williams. The 0-100 km/h sprint is completed in under three seconds, while the top speed is in excess of 340 km/h.
The car is built on a one-piece motorsport-inspired carbon fiber monocoque chassis, supplied by CPC, the Modena-based world-leader in composite technology.