Evija's production, initially planned for 2020, has skidded for next year. But the Lotus sports car has not given up any of its features that make mouth watering for those who like sports. Only 130 units will be built, sold for 2.1 million euros, a high value, but aligned with competitors with similar powers.
Williams Advanced Engineering, from the Formula 1 team of the same name, designed the propulsion and battery management system for the Evija, which assembles a pack with a capacity of 70 kWh, which the British brand says is capable of a range of 400 km, which predicts a surprising energy efficiency for a sport with two thousand horses.
To make Evija move quickly, as Lotus claims 0-100 km / h in 3 seconds, the coupe assembles four electric motors, two per axle and each with 500 hp, totaling the 2000 announced by the manufacturer. We agree that, for a model with this power, it is strange that it does not approach the 2 seconds of 0-100 km / h, as the Rimac C_Two (with similar power) and, above all, that does not exceed the 320 km / h of speed maximum when the C_Two reaches 415 km / h.
Perhaps it is the aerodynamics that limits the performance of the model, if Lotus has chosen to increase the aerodynamic support to make the coupe more effective in curving and braking. The brand revealed a video in which it raises the tip of the veil a little and promises advantages in the aerodynamics chapter, guaranteeing that its sport will be “a jet plane in a kite world”: