By Alberto Frammartino, October 15, 2022

Lotus is in a little bit of a peculiar position appropriate now, in that for once it has a brilliant potential outlook. It has acquired an interesting range of new vehicles, potentially if not the ideal in its heritage. It has a secure financial footing this means it can “fail and bail” understanding the property will not blow down. The balance is courtesy of Geely Motors, the Chinese vehicle conglomerate that acquired Lotus in 2017. Given that then Geely has been occupied transforming its toy, and the stop end result is the Eletre SUV, Lotus Emira and this… the all-electric, Bugatti-busting Lotus Evija ultracar. Creation is minimal to not much more than 130 illustrations, eight of which will be allotted to mark a special situation in Lotus’s Formulation A person history.

Lotus Evija Fittipaldi Edition - rear view

The Minimal-edition Evija celebrates 50 a long time due to the fact race legend Emerson Fittipaldi and Group Lotus won F1 Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championship. The bespoke specification of the Lotus Evija Fittipaldi commences with its distinctive paint end, which consists of its designation composed on the bodywork in gold lettering to the facet of the rear window.

Lotus Evija Fittipaldi Edition - static beauty

Complementing it are black and gold ‘Type 72’ wheels comprehensive with anodized centre lock surrounds – pink on the left side of the motor vehicle and environmentally friendly on the proper – as perfectly as black and gold brake calipers.

Lotus Evija Fittipaldi Edition - interior

The Lotus Evija Fittipaldi celebrates 50 yrs considering the fact that Emerson Fittipaldi and Workforce Lotus gained the F1 Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships.

The new model of the pure electric hypercar commemorates five decades of the black and gold color scheme of Lotus Kind 72 race auto.

Lotus Evija Fittipaldi Edition - golden decals

Emotive design and style aspects include rotary dial crafted from recycled original Kind 72 aluminium, furthermore Fittipaldi signature hand-stitched on dashboard.

Lotus Evija Fittipaldi Edition - steering wheel

Desire is so higher that all eight examples have been snapped up with very first consumer deliveries early in 2023.

Lotus Evija Fittipaldi Edition - track shot

Lotus Evija Fittipaldi technological specification

Powertrain: Pure electric, 4WD

Electricity: 1500kw (4 x 375kw) / 2,039 PS

Battery power: 93 kW

Torque: 1,704 Nm with torque vectoring

-100 km/h (-62 mph): Less than a few seconds

-300 km/h (-186 mph): Below nine seconds

Max pace: Electronically limited to 350 km/h / 217 mph

All-electrical range (WLTP Mixed): 250 miles (402 km) *

Charging time (350kWh charger): 18 minutes

Excess weight: 1,887 kg *

Manufacturing run: Optimum of 130 cars and trucks

In general proportions (L/W/H): 4,459 / 2,000 / 1,122 mm

Start off of Production: 2022

Lotus Evija Fittipaldi Edition - Hero