Lotus Evija electrifies Goodwood SpeedWeek

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Lotus picked Goodwood SpeedWeek to demonstrate the performance of its all-electric Evija hypercar. Finished in classic black and gold, echoing the brand’s legendary John Player Special-sponsored Formula 1 cars, the Evija showed its blistering acceleration on the British race circuit.

In the passenger seat was the Duke of Richmond’s son, Charlie, Lord March who was quite taken aback by the brutal speed of the car. “The Evija is unbelievable—the power, the speed, I’ve never experienced anything like it—it was exceptional,” he said after being extracted from the $2 million machine.

The 2027 horsepower Evija is capable of reaching 62 mph from a standstill in under three seconds and on to a top speed in excess of 200 mph. The 70-Kw battery is claimed to give the car a range of 250 miles and can be charged at up to 800 kW, which would take less than 20 minutes to charge.

The first customer cars are set to be delivered by the middle of 2021, despite development having been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic. Having watched this SpeedWeek performance the 130 lucky people who have placed an order will, no doubt, be even more eager to get their hands on it.

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