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Lotus Evija specs

Car type Coupe
Curb weight 1680 kg (3704 lbs)
Introduced 2019
Origin country United Kingdom
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Submitted by 777Balt

Powertrain specs

Engine type 4 electric motors
Power 2000 ps (1973 bhp / 1471 kw)
Torque 1700 Nm (1254 lb-ft)
Power / weight 1190 ps (1174 bhp) / t
Torque / weight 1012 Nm (746 lb-ft) / t
Transmission Single speed
Layout rear engine, all wheel drive
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SpeedKing  1w ago

Lotus claim that the Evija will accelerate from 200-300 km/h in 3 sec flat. The Porsche 919 Evo does it in 4.2 sec, F1 and MotoGP in the 4.5-4.8 sec range and a 2200hp Huracan does it in 3.4 sec. I'm calling bullshit on that claim
https://www.topgear.com/car-news/electric/flat-out-quad-motor-lotus-evija-electric-hypercar

 

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Cocobe  1w ago

In theory, with the driver weight, the car should be 1750kg, assuming they didn't do that bullsh*t dry weight without the coolants and stuff. The kinetic energy difference between 300 and 200kph is 3375774 joules, divided by 3, then 735 = 1530PS.
Factor aero resistance and the numbers are roughly in the ballpark to be definitely possible

Remember your "2200"hp Huracan loses 10-15% in drivetrain losses, while electric cars don't. Your typical ICE motor has a PEAK hp at 2200 @7500rpm, may only have 1750hp @6000rpm. The Huracan will need to shift gears too. This won't.


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SpeedKing  1w ago @Cocobe

If the Evija can accelerate from 200-300 km/h in 3.0 sec i will never argue with you again :P We're gonna have to wait for a VBox or Dragy legit test :)


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Cocobe  1w ago @SpeedKing

Then I'd hope you were right. haha


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SpeedKing  1w ago @Cocobe

Ha we may not always agree but at least you do comeback with interesting theories/figures which is more than most do. As for Lotus if they cannot do the 3 sec they claim they're gonna have no credibility..


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Corvolet3  1w ago

Sounds like yet another bullshit "Tesla killer" claim to hype electric fanboys

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SpeedKing  1w ago @Cocobe

Just had another look and it appears my 2200 hp was actually WHP not at the crank. Apparently Underground Racing claim their extreme Huracans are making anywhere from 2200 to 3000+ hp at the wheels. I'm guessing that the Huracan that ran 259mph over the 1/2 mile must've had at least 3000hp.


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SpeedKing  1m ago

The Lotus Evija will have 5 driving modes ranging from 1000 to 2000 hp

 


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SpeedKing  2m ago

Well no Evija till mid 2021 due to Covid. In fact Chinese auto giant Geely has made it possible by injecting almost $3billion into Lotus.
https://www.motoring.com.au/lotus-evija-electric-hypercar-postponed-125818/



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SpeedKing  10m ago

According to Car Advice quoting Lotus the Evija will go from "zero to 100km/h in a touch under three seconds, while 0-200km/h takes just under six seconds". That means, according to Lotus claiming it will do 0-300 km/h in 9 sec, that it will accelerate from 200-300 km/h in under 4 secs? Yeah right i'd like to see that lol



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HighGear  1y ago

I don't see the point to a 3,704 lb (1680kg) Lotus.

From https://www.lotuscars.com/about-lotus/

"By remaining true to the ethos of founder Colin Chapman, Lotus stands alone as a brand dedicated to pure drivers’ cars. Innovative engineering, cutting-edge technologies and advanced materials ensure that every Lotus proves the value of achieving performance through light weight.

Reducing mass remains the most effective means of achieving a true connection between driver, car and road – a quality shared by every car to proudly wear the Lotus badge."

Quotes from Colin Chapman

"Adding power makes you faster on the straights, subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere."

"Simplify, then add lightness"

Then make a 3704 lb electric hypercar with boatload's of electronic features.


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dr. cosimo  1y ago

a message to all ev fanboys :)

 


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dr. cosimo  1y ago

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benni275  1y ago

just seen new pics of it, looks pretty cool. But I'm afraid the power figure is unrealistic and it will be heavier than the claims...


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FastestLaps  1y ago

The power figure seems to be over the top. Will it be permanent 2000 ps or just for moderately short bursts? Are they measuring electric power properly or exaggerating the numbers? How long can the battery last at 2000 ps before it a) overheats b) runs out?

2000 ps can power a small freight train.


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FastestLaps  1y ago

Chinese funded Lotus hypercar with Latvian name. Good.


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benedekpuskas  1y ago

Lotus usually make not so powerful, but light cars. Now they created evija, Its weights 1680 kgs and its very powerful! I think Romano Artioli came into their mind becouse he was the owner of Bugatti and Lotus to, from 1993!


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777Balt  1y ago

0-100 km/h: under 3 seconds
0-200 km/h: under 6 seconds
0-300 km/h: under 9 seconds

 

 

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