The main test driver of the brand Lotus Gavin Kershaw told the publication the Top Gear about runaway acceleration dynamics, which has electric car Evija.
According to Kershaw, the new model Evija is capable of accelerating from 0 to 300 km/h in just 9 seconds. For example, a standard 1500-strong hypercar Bugatti Chiron will it take for 13.6 seconds. British cars at 1.9 seconds Koenigsegg Regera and inferior 1510-strong hybrid power unit.
While Lotus is not going to make the hypercar to accelerate to 97 km/h (60 mph) in less than 2 seconds, defying the laws of physics. Kershaw notes that the unit is configured in such a way as to develop the maximum of what is possible in other modes. So, the acceleration from 100 to 200 km/h takes only 3 seconds. Top speed – 320 km/h.
Model Evija was announced last summer. It was developed in cooperation with Williams Advanced Engineering to supply components for cars Formula E. In each wheel-mounted 500-HP electric motor with compact planetary reduction gear. Cumulative effects – 2000 HP (1700 Nm of torque).
Traction lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 70 kW/h located behind the driver – where mid-engine cars is the internal combustion engine. Driving in Eco mode (also provided City/Tour/Sport/Track) hypercar can travel 400 kilometers.
An interesting feature Evija are Venturi tunnels in the side of the body. Streams of air pass through them and form at the outlet region with low pressure, aerodynamics of the car.
Edition hypercar will be only 130 cars. With the price of 1.7 million pounds.