Lotus Evija Sets Hearts Racing During Pebble Beach Debut

The all-electric Lotus Evija has celebrated its public debut at the Monterey Car Week roughly a month after being unveiled to the world’s media back in the UK.

It is no secret that Monterey Car Week, in particular The Quail, a Motorsports Gathering, and the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance events, attract a huge number of wealthy enthusiasts and collectors so it’s no surprise Lotus decided to bring its fastest and most expensive production vehicle to both events in a bid to drum up sales.

Also Watch: Astonishing All-Electric Lotus Evija Looks Even Better On Video

The Evija presented was painted in a dazzling shade of silver and unsurprisingly, attracted a huge amount of interest and that’s saying something for a company like Lotus which has never really been a hugely popular or desirable automaker in the States – at least when compared to other exotic brands like Lamborghini.

Powering the Lotus Evija are no less than four electric motors producing a combined 1973 hp and 1254 lb-ft (1700 Nm) of torque. The company is promising its all-electric hypercar will accelerate to 62 mph (100 km/h) in under three seconds while sprinting to 186 mph (300 km/h) in an unbelievable nine seconds. The Evija’s top speed will comfortably exceed 200 mph (320 km/h).

The flagship Lotus won’t just be a straight-line monster either. Shortly after unveiling the car last month, Lotus said it could take the Evija to the Nurburgring in a bid to set a new record for production electric vehicles at the circuit. To do so it will have to lap Green Hell in under 6:45.9, the time set by the NIO EP9 a couple of years ago.

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  • MayTheBestCarWin05

    good God man….this thing looks so good it almost hurts

  • Six_Tymes

    great to see them release another iconic design again.

    • McFly

      My problem is that I don’t really see were the Lotus identity is.

  • GobbleUp

    Shame Ferrari can’t make a good design anymore. Look at the lame SPF90 compare to this lotus.

  • filetx

    It’s always nice seeing a hypercar designed by a real company and not some start up

  • Stephen G

    The Evija is a beautiful car. I just wonder why an electric car with four motors (at the wheels I assume) has to take the shape of a mid-engine vehicle when it could be something unique especially at what this must cost..

  • kachuks

    I may turn into one of those desperate people who tries to build his own replica in his garage.


    • SteersUright

      From the side you can see that the wheelbase is too short for the design. If it was stretched 3-5inches the cars design would work far better I feel. I still like it though. Kinda reminds me of a bigger Alfa 4C in the side view.

  • alex.remsen

    lovely car, much better than its closest competitor, the rimac

    • iddqd

      the Rimac has some over the top driving assists though, which are unmatched at this point afaik
      then there’s also the Battista, which is the most beautiful of all imho.

      • alex.remsen

        /me smacks himself on the back of his head. You’re right, I forgot about that one, I think it’s fine, but too similar to the latest limited edition ferrari’s like the sp90 or the tributo, they all look the same to me

        • iddqd

          easy there with the smacking..lol
          as to the Battista, it’s an original Pininfarina design, nothing outwordly as the rear of the Lotus, but i personally actually prefer this rather classical design. But to each his own, of course.

  • FFEMT6

    Under 60K?

    • Dennis James

      Multiply that with 30.

  • FFEMT6

    How is a vehicle with that much electric equivalent hp only projected to get to 60 in the same time as a C8 Corvette with 495 hp. The power to weight ratio must be horrendous.

    • Matt

      There is no official 0-62 for this car yet, other than it will be under 3 seconds.

    • Dennis James

      Laws of physics. The limitation is not on the car anymore, but in the grip between tire and road surface.

  • SteersUright

    Wow, in this set of pictures it really looks stunning. I really hope they make these. Would’ve been cool if they made more and at a far lower price though, so we’d actually see some on the road.

  • Dennis James

    Looks way too short.

  • KAG25

    a amazing rear end

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