Lotus Evija electric hypercar prototype enters new testing phase

Lotus Evija electric hypercar prototype enters new testing phase

December 17, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

The next phase of testing a new electric hypercar began at the famous Hethel HQ office. Here, the novelty will undergo more fine-tuning.

Lotus Evija electric hypercar with an astounding 2000 horsepower peak It has long been involved in various tests undertaken by the automaker. The prototype hypercar has already been “caught” on the tracks in the UK and Italy. Now the company has created the most complete version of its flagship car, known as prototype No. 2. The car, as before, receives an all-baked carbon monocoque, a special adaptive suspension, carefully developed aerodynamics of the body and more, writes motor1.com.

Lotus Cars spokesman Havan Kershaw, who was involved in the development of the second prototype hypercar, said that they are currently closing the last issues with the chassis, so that they can subsequently go on to configure other components, including electronics. Based on the experience gained and the work done, specialists will be able to gradually add new layers, bringing the output of a serial hypercar closer.

 Recall that in the early stages of the development of the car, Lotus engineers worked on a torque that could be distributed between each of the four wheels with an individual drive. Recall, Lotus Evija was the first all-wheel drive car from Lotus.

2000-strong hypercar accelerates from zero to 100 kph in less than three seconds, and its maximum speed reaches 320 km / h.