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Watch the all-new Lotus Evija prototype on track

Driving characteristics of the “first British electric hypercar” revealed…

Lotus has revealed further details of its all-new Evija all-electric hypercar in a new film featuring an engineering development vehicle testing on the 2.2-mile track at Hethel.

At the wheel is Gavan Kershaw, Director of Vehicle Attributes for Lotus, who provides extensive new commentary on key elements of the Evija project.

At almost five minutes long and using on-board cameras to reveal new views of the car, it’s the most detailed insight yet into the dynamic excellence of the Britain’s first all-electric hypercar.

In the film, he reveals new details on the progressive deployment of power and torque though the car’s five drive modes:

  • Range mode is limited to 1,000PS of power and 800Nm of torque, and intelligently switches the Evija from four-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive to maximise the distance available from the battery and its intelligent power management system.
  • City provides greater power control and decreases the level of regenerative braking for urban environments.
  • Tour provides automatically switchable four-wheel or rear-wheel drive, delivering over 1,400PS of power with torque-vectoring.
  • Sport delivers performance figures of 1,700PS and 1,700Nm linked to stability control systems to increase traction levels.
  • Track mode is the most extreme, boosting power delivery to the maximum 2,000PS. It delivers the highest level of torque-vectoring with the Evija’s Drag Reduction System (DRS) available on request. The chassis setting is automatically switched to Track.

The Lotus Evija marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the history of an iconic and much-loved British sports car brand.

About Gareth Herincx

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