First Sight: Lotus Evija

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Why the design of the Lotus ‘T130’ Evija hypercar is a big deal

2000hp full-electric, two-seat hypercars aren’t bread-and-butter products for any brand, least of all Lotus whose last few decades have seen more lows than highs and no all-new product in ten years (the last being the Evora in 2009). So to say the new 200mph-plus, 250-mile range, £1.7m (before taxes) Lotus Evija EV due in 2020 is a big deal would be an understatement. In simple terms, the new Evija hypercar represents no less than the re-birth of the legendary British sports car brand.

“I’ve never received a brief like this,” exclaimed Lotus head of design Russell Carr, “it was a chance in a lifetime. The pinnacle technically and aesthetically. We’ve ate, drank and slept this car for the last 12 months, in fact almost the last 24 months if you count from the early sketches.”

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