Meet Lotus Evija, the world’s lightest, most powerful electric hypercar ever made

The first car to be unveiled by the British automobile-maker since it got acquired by China-based Geely, the Evija is reassurance that all is well at Lotus. Pronounced E-vee-ya, the car comes with a stunning spec sheet, price tag, and a design to match. The car features an all-carbon-fiber single-piece chassis with a spectacularly organic body. Designed for performance, the Evija comes with active ergonomics in the form of an elevating rear spoiler, an F1-style Drag Reduction System (DRS), and even ditches the rear-view mirrors for retracting camera modules that go flush against the body when pulled in.

When push comes to shove, the Evija is every bit deserving of the hypercar tag. It packs 4-wheel electric powertrain with a collective 1972 horsepower. The car boasts of a top speed of 200 mph and an acceleration of 0-60 in less than three seconds. Its electric-powered drive gives it a whopping range of 250 miles on a single charge (an impressive number for a hypercar), and the Evija’s battery can be charged to 80% in all of 18 minutes. That number should be halved to just 9 minutes when 800 kWh charging is made readily available, say the guys at Lotus.

The British-built car does come with other exciting features too, like laser headlights that illuminate the road, butterfly doors (but obvious), and a perpetual cloud-connection to facilitate smooth OTA updates as well as keep track of car and drive information. The insides are equally mesmerizing, with Alcantara fabric on the seats as well as on the impressive F1-style steering wheel. The Evija even features a center console with a drool-worthy obsidian-black touchscreen surface with an eye-catching honeycomb pattern. The Evija is all set for a production run in 2020, and is limited to just 130 units… which makes sense, given that nor everyone can spring for its $1.86 million price tag!

Designer: Lotus