Lotus Evija Is Off To An Outstanding Start, Gets Double-Digit Orders

Lotus dropped jaws last week at the 2019 Monterey Car Week with the Evija, which celebrated its public premiere, culminating with the presentation at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday.

Under both natural and artificial light, the world’s most powerful production hypercar wowed attendees and was acclaimed by some high profile collectors such as Jay Leno. It also received “strong double-figure orders”, according to Lotus, who said that they have almost sold out their entire United States allocation.

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“This is exactly the start we hoped for”, said CEO Phil Popham. “Evija is an outstanding and exceptional car – designed and engineered to put Lotus back on the map as the innovator and technical leader that it is. Many orders are now taken, giving us great confidence to hit our planned volume as we enter production next year.”

Limited to 130 cars, each priced at £1.7 million (equal to $2.1 / €1.9 million), the Evija will be put together at the Hethel facility, in the United Kingdom, which has been Lotus’ home since 1966.

The Evija, whose name is derived from the Hebrew word ‘chavvâh’ that means ‘to breathe or live, living’, packs four electric motors that deliver a total output of 1,973 HP (2,000 PS / 1,471 kW) and 1,254 lb-ft (1,700 Nm) of torque. It can do the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in less than three seconds and will accelerate to over 200 mph (320 km/h).

Powering the motors is a lithium-ion battery pack, mounted in the middle of the car, which provides a range of up to 250 miles (400 km) in between charges.

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  • Wandering_Spirit

    The rear is disappointing. So are the batteries.

  • SteersUright

    Beautiful and very. exciting with immense power. Always happy to see Lotus succeed. Now make us an affordable and better quality Elise already! 🙂

  • kachuks

    I don’t want to think how long we have to wait until Jay gets his and posts a review.

  • Finkployd

    Love the car, love fat old men, but the two together make me wanna barf

    • Astonman

      enjoy youth while you can. One day you’ll have some young guy making fun of you too. It’s the circle of life;)

  • MarketAndChurch

    I just wish it had 4 inches longer wheel base.

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