By Alberto Frammartino, Oct 15, 2022
Lotus is in a bit of a weird place suitable now, in that for after it has a bright future outlook. It has got an fascinating assortment of new cars and trucks, potentially if not the ideal in its background. It has a stable fiscal footing that means it can “fail and bail” recognizing the residence will not blow down. The security is courtesy of Geely Motors, the Chinese vehicle conglomerate that acquired Lotus in 2017. Considering that then Geely has been chaotic reworking its toy, and the finish end result is the Eletre SUV, Lotus Emira and this… the all-electrical, Bugatti-busting Lotus Evija ultracar. Manufacturing is confined to not additional than 130 examples, 8 of which will be allotted to mark a particular occasion in Lotus’s Method A person heritage.
The Confined-version Evija celebrates 50 years due to the fact race legend Emerson Fittipaldi and Group Lotus gained F1 Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship. The bespoke specification of the Lotus Evija Fittipaldi begins with its one of a kind paint complete, which contains its designation created on the bodywork in gold lettering to the side of the rear window.
Complementing it are black and gold ‘Type 72’ wheels complete with anodized center lock surrounds – pink on the remaining side of the auto and eco-friendly on the proper – as effectively as black and gold brake calipers.
The Lotus Evija Fittipaldi celebrates 50 several years since Emerson Fittipaldi and Crew Lotus won the F1 Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships.
The new model of the pure electric powered hypercar commemorates 5 a long time of the black and gold colour plan of Lotus Sort 72 race motor vehicle.
Emotive style information involve rotary dial crafted from recycled initial Form 72 aluminium, plus Fittipaldi signature hand-stitched on dashboard.
Need is so superior that all 8 examples have been snapped up with initial purchaser deliveries early in 2023.
Lotus Evija Fittipaldi technical specification
Powertrain: Pure electrical, 4WD
Electric power: 1500kw (4 x 375kw) / 2,039 PS
Battery electricity: 93 kW
Torque: 1,704 Nm with torque vectoring
-100 km/h (-62 mph): Under a few seconds
-300 km/h (-186 mph): Beneath 9 seconds
Max pace: Electronically confined to 350 km/h / 217 mph
All-electrical assortment (WLTP Merged): 250 miles (402 km) *
Charging time (350kWh charger): 18 mins
Excess weight: 1,887 kg *
Creation run: Highest of 130 autos
Total proportions (L/W/H): 4,459 / 2,000 / 1,122 mm
Commence of Production: 2022