Months after the revelation of the Lotus Evija, an all-electric hyper car developed by the folks at Hethel, the prototype Evija was put to the track on the 2.2-meter private track at Lotus HQ.
The Lotus Evija prototype, driven by Lotus’ Director of Vehicle Attributes Gavan Kershaw, was captured on video to showcase the dynamics of the first all-electric hypercar by Lotus. The Evija is due for an exhibition at the upcoming Salon Preve.
The lowdown on the Lotus Evija
The Evija has a total power output of 1,000PS and 800Nm of torque. It intelligently switches the Evija from four-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive to maximize the distance available from the battery. Top speed attainable with the Evija is in the excess of 200 mph. There are four drive modes accessible by the pilot: City, Tour, Sport and Track.
City provides greater power control and decreases the level of regenerative braking for urban environments. Tour mode provides automatically switchable four-wheel or rear-wheel drive, delivering over 1,400PS of power with torque-vectoring.
For more fun, turn on the Sport mode to juice up to 1,700PS and 1,700Nm. This effects the stability control systems to increase traction levels. For experienced track drivers, the track mode gives a
maximum output of 2,000PS and the highest level of torque-vectoring with the Evija’s Drag Reduction System (DRS). At the same time, chassis setting is automatically switched to Track.
The car’s battery pack is located immediately behind the two seats, echoing the classic mid-mounted powertrain layout of so many Lotus cars. .
The Evija marks the start of an exciting new chapter for Lotus and is the most powerful production and hypercar, to date.