British manufacturer of supercars Lotusintroduced the first truly new car after the company became part of the Chinese concern Geely in 2017. We have not seen complete Lotus products since 2008, when Lotus Evora was introduced. All subsequent time, the company produced only new modifications and special versions of existing machines. The company decided to announce its return to active activity very coolly, no less, presenting the most powerful car in the world. Yes, and completely electric.
The novelty is called Evija (read: Evaya) was developed in collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering, which supplies the Formula E electric cars for filling and owns the Williams Martini Racing team.
The most powerful electric car in the world
Thanks to the use of fourelectric motors that are installed on each wheel, power Evija is 2000 horsepower, and the maximum torque of 1700 Nm. Dynamic indicators the company calls the estimated. According to them, from a place to 100 km / h Evija should accelerate in less than three seconds. Another 3 seconds will be required to conquer the electronic speedometer needle at 200 km / h. When accelerating to 300 km / h, the electric car will run in nine seconds. Estimated maximum speed - more than 320 km / h.
Since the indicators are calculated, the conclusions aboutthe true capabilities of Lotus Evija is too early to do. But on paper everything looks somewhat more modest than the competitors promise. For example, Ilon Mask promises that his Tesla Roadster supercar will be able to accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in just 1.9 seconds, developing a maximum speed of 400 kilometers per hour. Read how Tesla is going to achieve this. The same Rimac C Two, the electric hypercar, presented last year, promises acceleration to "hundreds" in 1.85 seconds, and "maximum speed" - at 415 km / h.
Lotus has equipped Evija with a battery that supportscharging capacity up to 800 kilowatts. The capacity of the battery, located in the center of the machine behind the seats, is 70 kilowatt-hours. The stated mileage from one charge is approximately 400 kilometers. From the 350-kilowatt charging station Lotus Evija can be charged in 12 minutes up to 80 percent, and in 18 minutes - up to 100. The company notes that if there is an 850-kilowatt charging station, the electric hypercar can be charged from 0 to 100 percent in only minutes
Mass Evija is only 1680 kilograms. For electric cars of this level is not much. For example, the weight of the closest competitors in the face of Rimac C_Two and the same Pininfarina Battista is 1950 kilograms and two tons, respectively. Lotus claims that their car is the world's lightest electric hypercar. The weight reduction in Evija was achieved thanks to a carbon-fiber monocoque, which weighs only 129 kilograms and was created using similar technologies for Formula 1 cars.
The length of the machine is 4459 millimeters, width - 2000 mm, height - 1122 mm. Used in front of 20-inch, and rear - 21-inch wheels.
Engineers did some serious work onaerodynamics of the car. Lotus Evija has no rearview mirrors. Their role is performed by compact cameras built into the front fenders and roof. They transmit the image on the screens inside the cabin.
The doors of the Lotus hypercar are controlled by an electric drive that is activated from the key fob or console on the ceiling inside the car.
Mounted rear spoiler, whichin addition, it can change the angle of inclination, allowing you to lower or increase the downforce of the rear of the electric vehicle. In addition, in the rear of the car behind the wheel arches are air intake tunnels. The air flows through the constricted part, and a vacuum zone with a reduced pressure is formed at the outlet. The ground clearance of the double Evija is only 105 mm.
Car seats are also made of carbon fiberand trimmed with Alcantara. On the steering wheel is a switch between the five modes of movement - Range, City, Tour, Sport and Track. At the same time, it is reported that with a maximum performance mode Track (racing track) an electric vehicle battery equipped with four radiators for cooling will withstand a seven-minute track drive in combat mode until full discharge. It seems that the claimed maximum mileage of 400-430 kilometers from one charge can only be achieved in the most economical Range mode.
Inside the cabin, as you can see, there is only one screen installed - a digital dashboard. It displays only the necessary information that will not distract the driver from management.
The steering wheel is so similar to the racing cars of Formula 1
Lotus reported that producing the most powerfulThe car in the history of the company will start in 2020. But as is the case with such cars, the circulation of the hypercar will be very limited - only 130 pieces. In this case, for each unit will have to pay at least 1.7 million pounds (more than 133 million rubles). Thematic experts are sure that connoisseurs will buy everything up to the end of this week, if not earlier.
By the way, the famous English TV host andJournalist Drezemy Clarkson, specializing in automotive topics, has already managed to evaluate a new product from Lotus. According to him, the car really looks interesting. But he is very conservative, and prefers cars that run on an internal combustion engine. Evija he would have liked more if equipped with the same V8 engine.
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