Production of the Lotus Evija has begun and it is even more powerful than what we expected.
The final power output from the four-motor powertrain comes in at 2,011 hp (1,500 kW), making it the most powerful car in production. The setup is also said to deliver 1,700 Nm (1,256 lb-ft) of torque.
With such an output, Evija owners can expect 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration in under three seconds and 0 to 300 km/h (186 mph) acceleration in under nine seconds. The top speed is a governed 350 km/h (217 mph).
To mark the start of production and celebrate 50 years since Emerson Fittipaldi piloted a Lotus Type 72 to five victories in the 1972 Formula 1 season, winning himself the Drivers’ title and Lotus the Constructors’ title, Lotus has unveiled the special-edition Evija Fittipaldi (just eight units will be built).
“I’ve really enjoyed being a part of this project and it’s been a wonderful experience revealing the car to some of the new owners,” Fittipaldi said in a statement. “Having the opportunity to drive both the Evija Fittipaldi and my championship-winning Type 72 Formula 1 car on the test track at Hethel has been an incredible experience.”
Lotus said the first Evijas will be delivered in 2023. The company plans to build a total 130 examples, including the eight Evija Fittipaldis.