Company Lotus has unveiled its first electric hypercar and the first all-new model released after transition under the control of the Chinese Geely. Carbon Dogdore called Evija and already may be the most powerful serial car in the world – giving her the power plant is exactly two thousand horsepower.
The fourth model in the line of the British was not only the first electric “Lotus” and the first completely new model for the last 11 years, but also the lightest battery Hypercam to reach mass production. Weight Evija is only 1680 pounds, while Rimac C_Two weighs 1950 pounds, and Battista Pininfarina – two tons. This is achieved through the use of ultra-light monocoque tselnozernovoj (129 kilograms) of carbon fiber. It produces firm CPC Modena on technology similar to that used for the construction of a Formula 1 car. The chassis is equipped with an adaptive suspension with three zolotnikova Multimatic dampers to reduce roll and vertical oscillations.
The etymology of the word Evija unclear. The company argued that it means “lively” or “original” but from what language the word is borrowed yet silent. In the official video Evija easy transformirovalsya in Alive.
External body panels “AVII” is also made out of carbon fiber. The company said that they are reminiscent of the shrink film wrapped around the mechanical components of the car. The appearance of a hypercar inspired by aviation, resulting in a balanced combination of smooth forms and sharp lines, and also the Geology: at the initial stage of designing the designers studied the geological formation, then to adapt their natural forms to Evija. However, the most striking element of the two tunnel Venturi, occupying each one of the rear quarters of the body. They are framed with led strip on top and are lit from within. The turn indicators built into the corners of the tape, and when reversing is highlighted by the letter “T” in the inscription a Lotus.
Tunnels create “the effect of porosity”, that is, increasing the number of holes, which “see” the incoming air flows, and to participate in their redirection to the rear of the car. In addition, through the slits in the walls of the tunnels the air is supplied to diffuser. However, aerodynamic study Evija this is not limited. With a two-story three-piece front splitter: its Central part directs the air to behind the back seat of the traction battery, side – cooled front electric motors. A diffuser integrated into the monocoque and starting from the rear of the roof rack, there is still an active rear spoiler with DRS and slide out from the front wing camera side-view as the McLaren Speedtail.
The drive shaft of each wheel “AVII” connected to a compact cylindrical unit which houses the electric motor, inverter and with single-stage planetary gearbox. In sum, the motors, whose efficiency is 98 percent, give 2000 horsepower and 1,700 lb-ft of torque. Indicators target, it is specified in the Lotus, but they are more than any other production car. Acceleration, too, is calculated: from standstill to 100 kilometers per hour, the Lotus accelerates in less than three seconds, the same as required for acceleration from 100 to 200 kilometers per hour. To reach 300 kilometers an hour hypercar capable after nine seconds after launch, and its maximum speed is 340 kilometers per hour.
Lotus Evija equipped with a battery that supports charging power up to 800 kW. The battery capacity of 70 kilowatt-hours and its system of management developed by Williams Advanced Engineering. Claimed mileage without recharging 400 kilometres of cycle WLTP and content of the 350-kilowatt terminal in 12 minutes up to 80 percent and 18 minutes to 100 percent. Connector for connection to the charging station is located behind, under a vented cover.
Access to the interior hypercar will be carried out through the lifting door. They have no handles and are opened using FOB or switch on the overhead console. Carbon chair tightened in Alcantara, have a mechanical adjustment in the longitudinal direction and the actuator position backrest. Steering wheel with design inspired limanowski prototypes and is adjustable for tilt and reach, and in its lower part includes a switch driving modes. There are five of them: Range (saves battery), City, Tour, Sport and Track. Standard Evija includes the climate control and media system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as updates over-the-air and remote control from your smartphone. Lights – laser-phosphor Osram, which for the first time on a road car operate in the near and distant light.
For buyers “AVII” Lotus offers an extended program of personalization: you can choose not only the color of the body and trim materials, but also the decor, and the badges in the form of country’s flag or a family crest. Orders are already being taken, although manual Assembly of the first copies at the company headquarters in Hatale, UK, will begin only next year. Price Evija 1.7 million pounds or 132,6 million roubles. The circulation model will be only 130 copies.