Pure Beauty. Elegant Simplicity.
The most striking element of the Lotus Evija is its exterior. From
every angle the full carbon fibre bodywork is stretched taut, appearing shrink-wrapped over the mechanical
components. Crouching low to the ground, with a ride height of just 105 mm, the pronounced muscular
haunches envelop the teardrop cabin that sinks between them.
A Stunning Exterior Inspired by Nature
Cues for the Evija’s surface language was also taken from nature.
Russell Carr, Design Director, Lotus Cars, commented: “During the initial design stage we spent many hours
studying images of geological forms – rocks that had been carved by nature over the centuries. We believe
we’ve captured these beautiful, intriguing and elemental lines within the Evija.”
Hand-built in Hethel, UK
The thrilling next chapter of one of the greatest automotive stories
ever told. The Lotus Evija continues a rich, 70-year tradition of iconic, game-changing road and racing
cars. A bloodline steeped in daring innovation and radical thinking takes another revolutionary leap
Motorsport-inspired Interior Is A Technical Tour De Force
The interior of the Lotus Evija is as dramatic as the exterior. Inspired by the technical
precision of race car engineering, the dominant characteristic of the cabin is the ‘floating wing’
dashboard which can be glimpsed from outside through the windscreen. The design also echoes the porosity of
“The shape is inspired by the company’s prototype racing cars of the late Fifties and
early Sixties,” explained Russell Carr, Design Director, Lotus Cars. “It has a beauty and an elegance to
it, and represents a typically Lotus approach because it performs multiple functions. It houses the
instrument panel and air ducts, and is also an integral structural support. It reinforces Colin Chapman’s
cast-iron rule that no Lotus component goes along for a free ride.”
An exceptional attention to detail – as people would expect from Lotus – is at the heart
of the interior. For example, visible carbon fibre surfaces enhance the sense of light weight, while a thin
metal band – engraved with the words ‘For The Drivers’ – runs centrally through the squab of both seats.
Attention To Detail Shown In Every Single Aspect
Inside, the cabin strikes the perfect balance between the precise functionality of a
track car and the comfort of a road car. The driving position is fully adjustable to accommodate the
greatest range of occupants. The elegant carbon fibre shell seats are hand-trimmed with thick
Alcantara-finished pads, and feature manual fore / aft adjustment plus electric back operation. The
steering column is manually adjustable for both rake and reach. Three-point seatbelts are fitted as
standard, with four-point harnesses an option. Built into the bodyshell, close to the occupants’ hip point,
are two bespoke storage areas.
Further controls are located on the floating ‘ski slope-style’ centre console, which
features touch-sensitive haptic feedback buttons. Each is integrated in hexagonal recesses to help guide
the driver’s fingers. As the light plays over the surface it creates an almost organic visual effect. The
driver can also interact intuitively with the car’s technology via a control wheel. The honeycomb design of
the buttons is replicated on indicator stalks and on the surface of the aluminium foot pedals.
The Evija’s cabin has been deliberately designed so that the occupants feel they are at
one with the vehicle. “At the core of the appeal of any Lotus is that the driver is in sync with the car at
all times and almost feels as if they are wearing it,” said Russell Carr, Design Director, Lotus Cars.
“Looking out from behind the wheel, it’s a wonderfully emotional moment to be able to see the bodywork
outside, both in front and behind you. That’s something we hope to enhance in future Lotus models.”
The Ultimate In Personalisation
Lotus will offer Evija customers an unparalleled level of personalisation, enabling them
to specify the car exactly as they wish. This will include the opportunity to select unique paint finishes,
interior trims and detailing.
Marquetry-style badging will provide further bespoke opportunities. Lotus has developed
the ability to inlay metal elements directly into the carbon fibre bodyshell, so that the badge sits
completely flush with the bodywork. Currently the Evija carries a partial Union Flag badge on the C-pillar,
signifying its status as a British-built hypercar. However, this could be another flag, a family crest or
“This marquetry-style badging is similar to that associated with traditional
cabinet-making, where you inlay different colours of wood,” explained Russell Carr, Design Director, Lotus
Cars. “On the Evija it’s really is up to the customer to choose whatever materials and designs appeal to
THE FIRST BRITISH
The thrilling next chapter of one of the
greatest automotive stories ever told. The Lotus Evija continues a rich, 70-year tradition of iconic,
game-changing road and racing cars.
A bloodline steeped in daring
innovation and radical thinking takes another revolutionary leap forward.
Lotus Evija Target Specifications
NameLotus Evija (Type 130)
|Powertrain||Pure electric, 4WD|
|Power||The target is to be the most powerful
production car in the world, at 2,000 PS
|Battery power||70 kw/h / 2,000 kW|
|Torque||1,700 Nm with torque vectoring|
|0-100 km/h (0-62 mph)||Under three seconds|
|0-300 km/h (0-186 mph)||Under nine seconds|
|Max speed||In excess of 200 mph (320 km/h)|
|All-electric range (WLTP Combined)||250 miles (400 km)|
|Charging time (350kW charger)||18 mins|
|Production run||Maximum of 130 cars|
|Overall dimensions (L/W/H)||4,459 / 2,000 / 1,122 mm|
|Price||From £1.7m + duties and taxes|
|Reservation process||£250k deposit secures a production slot|
|Start of Production||2020|