British carmaker Lotus has unveiled the first car fully developed since the company got bought by Chinese automotive group Geely, and it’s an all-around stunner.
Dubbed the Evija — pronounced “E-vi-ya” — this electric hypercar’s spec sheet implies that it will be able to stand up to some of the fastest cars in the world when it starts production in 2020.
In true hypercar fashion, only 130 will be made, and they will each start at £1.5 million ($1.86 million).
The price isn’t the Evija’s only spine-shivering number.
The hypercar packs a 1,972-horsepower punch thanks to four electric motors, one dedicated to each wheel.
It will have a top speed of over 200 miles per hour and can go from 0 to 60 miles per in under 3 seconds.
Lotus is targeting 250 miles of range, which is quite high considering the performance the company is touting, and the company also says the car can be charged to 80 percent from zero in just 12 minutes on 350kW chargers (like can be found on Volkswagen’s Electrify America network), with a full charge taking only 18 minutes.
And when 800kW charging becomes available, Lotus says a full charge will take just nine minutes.
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