1,972 HP Lotus Evija Stuns Middle Easterners During World Tour

After being showcased at Monterey Car Week in the U.S. and at Lotus Day in Japan, the Lotus Evija’s tour continues, this time in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Celebrating the hypercar’s official debut in the Middle East, Lotus has brought it at its Dubai retail outlet, which opened one year ago. The 465 sq-m store is capable of displaying up to 10 vehicles, and the Evija currently holds the high ground.

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Lotus CEO Phil Popham, who was present at the local debut of the Evija alongside Design Director Russell Carr and Karl Hamer, Adamas Motors (the brand’s retail partner in the UAE) CEO, said: “We believe the Evija will really appeal to Gulf state customers, and we’re developing the car with them – and particularly the local climate – in mind. Real-world testing of prototypes is now underway to ensure optimum performance in every market.”

The British hypercar will remain for a few days in the region for those who want to see it in the flesh. During this time, it will make an appearance at the company’s retailer in Abu Dhabi as well as a series of private viewings.

Billed as “the world’s most powerful series production car”, it has a matching price tag of £1.7 million ($2.1/€1.9 million) in the UK. Power comes from four electric motors with a targeted combined output of 2,000 PS (1,972 hp / 1,471 kW) and 1,700 Nm (1,254 lb-ft) of torque. The Evija should be capable of hitting the 100 km/h (62 mph) mark in under 3 seconds from a standstill, and exceed 320 km/h (200 mph), all the while offering a 250-mile (400-km) range on a single charge.

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  • Matt

    It’s arguably a fantastic-looking car, but for some reason it’s lacking a certain factor – it’s perhaps just a bit too 90’s supercar generic from the front. The rear is unique and striking, but if they gave it a more organic headlight design I think the design would work better.

    • Bash

      Yep, I echo you, They need to copy or bring that rear end somehow to the front.

  • Callanish

    I still think Lotus should have started with an Esprit type supercar to start with for its so called comeback, rather than an out of reach hypercar. It’ll be years before they put a real world attainable car on the road, and this hypercar can only do so much to keep people interested in the Lotus brand.

  • MatTa Ddor

    I don’t think a good idea

    Middle Easterners like ELECTRIC car!!

  • MatTa Ddor

    I don’t think it’s a good idea to

    Middle Eastern people like the ELECTRIC car!

    • Ben

      Why’s that?

  • blunt-o

    Very silly car. silly! Lotus should invest their ressources into small and cheap light electrified cars, instead of aiming at gullible and backward Middle Easterners. Money isn’t everything.

    • Ben

      And your credentials to give such advice?!

      • blunt-o

        Sell people things they don’t need, while killing the planet ?

        • Some ol’ bloke

          Yep, but Ben has a point

        • Hey Jim, where is The Abyss?

          If every human being woke up today and set forth pursuing one goal, to ‘kill the planet’, and did so until their death decades into the future, the planet wouldn’t even notice. Stop regurgitating hysteria.

          • blunt-o

            How about science, is it ok to regurgitate science?

          • Hey Jim, where is The Abyss?

            I believe by your silly comeback that you must be referring to ‘settled science”. However, even the purveyors of self-serving slop like settled climate science are on my side on this one, mankind does not have and will never have the ability to ‘kill the planet’.

          • blunt-o

            you’re an idiot. no, really

          • Hey Jim, where is The Abyss?

            Your toxic masculinity is showing.

  • Mr. EP9

    They’re going to be the ones buying this thing anyhow. Of course they are stunned.

  • Octane

    Meanwhile, the 5,000 hp Devel Sixteen was seen being driven 25 mph, and being passed by a moped.

    • Dennis James

      The problem is…has anybody seen a Lotus Evija moving ?

  • Wandering_Spirit

    With that rear it’ll be all the rage in those countries. They love big butts. Even better with two holes.


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