Lotus has joined the hypercar crowd with its Evija, a carbon fiber, battery-electric beast billed because the world’s strongest manufacturing automobile. We’re speaking 1,973 horsepower and 1,254 pound-feet of torque generated by 4 electrical motors, or sufficient for 0-60 mph acceleration in nicely underneath 3.Zero seconds, 0-186 mph acceleration in underneath 9.Zero seconds, and a high pace someplace above 200 mph.
In contrast to another electrical hypercar tasks, Lotus is eager to again up its numbers on the monitor. The truth is, we may even see the automobile gun for the Nürburgring’s manufacturing automobile report. The time to beat is the 6:44.97 set by Lamborghini with its Aventador SVJ in 2018.
Lotus’s principal platform engineer, Louis Kerr, revealed to Piston Heads in an interview revealed Thursday that Lotus is contemplating a Nürburgring try with the Evija. Crucially, he identified that the corporate is assured of comfortably beating the 6:45.90 set by the track-only Nio EP9 electrical hypercar in 2017, which implies the corporate can be probably assured of beating the Aventador SVJ’s report.
Lotus Evija electrical hypercar
Contemplating the Evija is a manufacturing automobile, with 130 examples destined to be constructed, it is unlikely to return near the 6:05.33 set final month by Volkswagen’s ID R electrical time-attack particular. And Porsche’s 5:19.55 report set by the 919 Evo Hybrid time-attack particular is no doubt protected.
Up to now there are no manufacturing EVs which have posted Nürburgring lap occasions. Most EV batteries aren’t designed to ship the excessive energy neccessary for the prolonged durations that you could full a lap of the 12.9-mile German circuit. In earlier makes an attempt, the battery both overheated or was drained too early.
Based on Kerr, Lotus has designed the Evija’s 70-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery to ship its peak energy for as much as seven minutes earlier than it places a cap on the enjoyable. A component that makes this attainable is the battery’s energetic cooling, which additionally has the good thing about permitting the battery to cost shortly, even at charges of as much as 800 kilowatts, which is not truly out there at any public charging stations.