If you are one of the 130 people who are buying a Lotus Evija, then specifying your new supercar offers an opportunity to try the brand’s new high-tech touchscreen configurator. For those of us without the € 1.5 million to € 2 million to spend, the automaker is now showing the virtual construction process. EV production begins before the end of the year.
According to the specifications, the Evija could be a world beater in the hypercar segment. Its four electric motors produce a total of 1,973 horsepower (1,471 kilowatts). Lotus projects the acceleration to 62 miles per hour (100 kilometers per hour) to take less than three seconds and a top speed of more than 200 mph (322 kph). The battery offers approximately 250 miles (402 kilometers) of range.
These vehicles feature one of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s wedge-shaped designs. Power comes from a mid-mounted 2.0-liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine producing 160 hp (119 kW) in the European version, and the only gearbox available is a five-speed manual from Citroën. While there isn’t much power by modern standards, a weight of just around 1,984 pounds (900 kilograms), thanks in part to a fiberglass body, gives the Esprit precise handling.