Lotus dropped his jaw last week at Monterey Car Week 2019 with Evija, which celebrated its public premiere, culminating with the presentation at the Pebble Beach Concours d & # 39; Elegance on Sunday.
Under both natural and artificial light, the world's most powerful production hypercar wowed participants and was hailed by some high-profile collectors like Jay Leno. It also received "strong double-figure orders," according to Lotus, who said they have sold almost all of America's allotment.
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"This is exactly the beginning we were hoping for," said CEO Phil Popham. “Evija is a unique and exceptional car – designed and engineered to put Lotus back on the map as the innovator and technical leader as it is. Many orders are now being taken, which gives us great confidence to hit our planned volume as we enter production next year. "
Limited to 130 cars, each priced at £ 1.7 million (equivalent to $ 2.1 / € 1.9 million), Evija will be assembled at the UK Hethel facility, which has been Lotus & # 39 ; home since 1966.
Evija, whose name is derived from the Hebrew word & # 39; chavvâh & # 39; meaning & # 39; to breathe or live, live & # 39 ;, packs four electric motors that provide a total output of 1,973 PS (2,000 PS / 1,471 kW) and 1,254 Nb (1,700 Nm) of torque. It can do 0-62 km / h (0-100 km / h) in less than three seconds and will accelerate to over 200 km / h (320 km / h).
Driving the engines is a lithium-ion battery pack mounted in the middle of the car, providing a range of up to 250 km between charges.
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