Lotus's first electric hypercar will be the Evija
Lotus has revealed the name of its first entirely electric hypercar. (Courtesy of Lotus Cars)
Published Friday, July 5, 2019 10:29AM EDT
Lotus is set to unveil its first 100 per cent electric hypercar this Tuesday, July 16 in London. It will be called the Evija, as announced at the U.K.'s Goodwood Festival of Speed, which opened Thursday, July 4.
Until now known only as "Type 130," the car said to be "the very first British electric hypercar" will in fact be Lotus's first major model produced since its purchase by Chinese firm Geely in 2017. The brand intends to hit hard by presenting a racer with at least 1,000 hp, emphasizing the sporty DNA which has brought success in the past.
Just days before its presentation, Lotus has not yet given a single detail. The only thing that is certain is that the Evija, due out in 2020, will only be created in 130 models. For the rest, especially for performance specifications, we'll have to wait for the official presentation.