Lotus Evija EXCLUSIVE First Drive: fully electric hypercar prototype track tested | Top Gear

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    Winner of the 'One to Watch' gong in the TopGear.com Electric Awards, it's the £2.4m Lotus Evija. Well, a prototype of the upcoming electric hypercar. And we've got the world exclusive first drive video for you, with Top Gear Magazine editor Jack Rix behind the wheel. Can a 1,600bhp electric prototype really handle like the cars of Lotus legend? Let's find out.

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Neo Lake
Neo Lake

@Craig O 100%!

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masskilla469
masskilla469

Taycan is slow!

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Stanley Masterson
Stanley Masterson

1:58 Door panels don't align perfectly... yep, it's a Lotus

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Craig O
Craig O

And so the dominoes fall, China's take over strategy of western industry is apparently not transparent enough for TopGear to see. Short-term gain for failed companies like Lotus and its employees. Long-term pain for our children's children under the yoke of Chinese authoritarian rule. If you think their influence will stop at owning western companies think again. With control of companies comes control of politics and ideology. If you think this is far-fetched then you are either in denial or stupid. If you cannot see their strategy of creeping in through the cracks and fissures using brands like Lotus then you are also in denial or stupid. Maybe we deserve have our freedoms taken away, the freedoms that generations over hundreds of years have fought for, if we are this cretinous and weak-willed.

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SP33DD3M0N_21
SP33DD3M0N_21

But what about the Tesla roadster MK2?

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tfs202
tfs202

Well this wont be a popular comment, but why lie? You can get the same 3.5s, 124-186 times in a $350,000 Viper CM1800. This "Lotus" is uglier IMO, 10Xs the price, will cost 50Xs more to insure, but it will be easier to drive daily, which nobody will do anyhow, so thats pointless. I have driven many Teslas, and just dont like them(has nothing to do with their F-grade quality factory paint). Driven a P100D, and would take an AWD petrol car anyday. But in Europe, you cant own things like a CM1800, because of their massive insurance rates, and absurd emissions obsession, so I understand why Europeans choose certain cars over others. But even at $3.35M, they probably already sold everyone by now.

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cyberspectre
cyberspectre

3 seconds sounds very slow for an electric car with 2,000 horsepower. Are you sure that's right?

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Spoor7
Spoor7

I wish when they crash or hit something they say cock

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Brian N
Brian N

that colour scheme is lethal

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Shubham A
Shubham A

I hate electric cars. But after seeing this one, I think I am ready for a change.

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Anonymous
Anonymous

Sorry lotus your car is awesome but I will take Remac nevera.

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J Storey
J Storey

I love my Esprit looking forward to the Emira when it gets launched

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Scott Brown
Scott Brown

Love how lotus got lots of stick for lack of power and responds with a 2000hp ev hypercar

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Scott Brown
Scott Brown

Customers - "Y NO POWERRRRR GIVE US MORE POWERRR" Lotus - "yes"

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Jim Smith
Jim Smith

Why isn't Harris doing this?

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ND
ND

Honestly, it reminds me of the radio controlled cars I used to play with 30 years ago, so it just doesn’t seem futuristic to me. Different from ICE yes. More futuristic... meh. It’s a cool car, but doesn’t blow me away.

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Stephen Tokko
Stephen Tokko

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: (Acts 17:30)

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Tanner Smiley
Tanner Smiley

I think we need a new Need For Speed movie

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Andreas G
Andreas G

Ugly car 🤮

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K T
K T

Look forward to drag race up against Chiron

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Getulio Carvalho Júnior
Getulio Carvalho Júnior

This car is so boring.

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Matt H
Matt H

0-62 in 3.3 seconds? My stock v8 SUV can do that.

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Contract Fortune
Contract Fortune

Beautiful car.. But no pipe music? These electric hypercars are going to suck..

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Maurice Conger
Maurice Conger

looks & sounds like a Formula E car

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Max Ackerny
Max Ackerny

Damn..... that thing is gorgeous, but i would rather have rimac nevera or even a roadster

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สมัน อุ่มพิมาย
สมัน อุ่มพิมาย

Car ☹️ 200mhp

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I Ivanoff
I Ivanoff

I'm sorry but Lotus has never been a hyper car.....

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Amarjit Singh Dhesi
Amarjit Singh Dhesi

Well very obviously, it IS now. Absolutely.

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MyPlateMyFate
MyPlateMyFate

Eat your heart out Ford GT.

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AN D1
AN D1

This (with a proper engine) should be the new Exige not a stupid 2.4m EV

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BullDog
BullDog

Top Gear - Testing in the rain....boring

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Mart j
Mart j

Another pointless toy for rich people, life must be hard if you need one of these.

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nouri zakaria
nouri zakaria

i dont like the heandlights, gives it a gallardo vibe. the rear is amazing tho

20 päivää sitten
mccleerymichaelable
mccleerymichaelable

A fantastic review and an absolutely fantastic car. And the wrap design is pretty sweet too!! Can't wait to see what the future holds for Lotus.

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jumpman120
jumpman120

So beautiful car

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Anon Ymoose
Anon Ymoose

electric cars are such a scam. the only point of them is to stop burning fossil fuels. But the fossil fuels still need to be burned to produce them. So in 2 scenarios 1) non electric = fossil fuels burned. 2) electric = fossil fuels burned and a lot of left over toxic waste.

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Anon Ymoose
Anon Ymoose

the future of racing, 20 minute pit stops to recharge

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Firdaus Hlovate
Firdaus Hlovate

The color tone looks like the latest Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 car

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Bhumit Sejwal
Bhumit Sejwal

Lovely Car!🤑

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xlukas
xlukas

Who is this guy? Why dont you let chris driving those crazy cars? Every time when there is some really special car, there is this guy instead of chris.

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Fiba_dan 6
Fiba_dan 6

2.4 mill for a silent iphone lol

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hofferjh
hofferjh

Real cars run on Gas

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hofferjh
hofferjh

Speaker garbage trash

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kokuz0512
kokuz0512

2.5 million pound car. Gotta love the rusty steering column. 😀

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TinyBearTim
TinyBearTim

So you could do what you wanted a you drew lines that. Don’t even line up with the lights

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cheesed to meet you
cheesed to meet you

I love it, but 15x the price of the Tesla Roadster? definitely not worth it.

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Steve Keate
Steve Keate

This is the first time I've ever heard an electric engine sound so... powerful. Almost completely unlike a vacuum cleaner.

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Ben Stephenson
Ben Stephenson

The only thing I could focus on in this video was how much it sounds like a washing machine 😂

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Kerem Arman
Kerem Arman

Great design but I don't think I would order it -assuming I win the lottery this weekend. The battery capacity is a bit more than Nissan Leaf. For example if you want to go to a trackday the battery will be depleted by the time you finish your first lap. Or you will need a diesel car and a trailer to bring it anywhere.

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mpauls85
mpauls85

Looks great, probably drives great, insane acceleration --- sounds absolutely horrible. I'd rather have a naturally aspirated 6 clinder, thanks. Emotionally this does nothing for me.

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Yar D Blah
Yar D Blah

I like the 2 japanese sleeping pods in the rear

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Chris Epler
Chris Epler

Avaya?

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Fida' Fauzi
Fida' Fauzi

i think I’m the only one knows this car from asphalt 8

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Tom The cat
Tom The cat

It's sounds like a jet engine 😳✈

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Roman Hundred percent
Roman Hundred percent

pick up this car in a store , and go , nice to see them !

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dragonlock12345
dragonlock12345

The front looks like a Lamborghini Gallardo

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An honda Civic
An honda Civic

This gives me hope that their electric elise replacement will be good

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Dali Garwinder Lama
Dali Garwinder Lama

Can't wait to see these paper tigers show and prove themselves in the WEC! Hyper Car Class

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Xi Jinping
Xi Jinping

Autojournalism just doesn't work without Jeremy, James and Richard. The way they emphasize elements of the car they're reviewing, it's almost art. I'd argue it is. Their use of the English Language in autojournalism is unparalleled and unmatched.

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Leo McCartney
Leo McCartney

Crazy car!!

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Professionally Irresponsible
Professionally Irresponsible

If I could afford one it would definitely be the car I’d buy.

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•Stepford• •fox•
•Stepford• •fox•

Bottom Gear

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RebornX 'N Cars
RebornX 'N Cars

That's one sexy car. I love the whining noise 💯

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asioe kiou
asioe kiou

The conversation at the end sounds promising, real sense of busyness. Here's hoping Geely dont turn Lotus into the next MG rebranding exercise of Chinese cars.

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Inigo Montoya
Inigo Montoya

So this is a track toy that you can do a few laps in before needing a charge or a car you can drive on the road for a very limited time with overwhelming range anxiety. Who is this thing supposed to be for?

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Jordan Chong
Jordan Chong

Lotus is back

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asioe kiou
asioe kiou

Gotta charge it more than a smartphone in 2021 😂😆 Jokes on who?!

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kolim jone
kolim jone

In my opinion, this is the most beautiful Lotus EVER!!😃

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Brandon m
Brandon m

This lotus looks good on every angle!

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YG BLAYZ
YG BLAYZ

2.4 million ain’t bad

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Kris
Kris

I can't help but point out that rusty bit behind the steering wheel is driving me nuts... ; )

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Dean Ervik
Dean Ervik

❤️

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vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt

What a dark horse this has turned out to be. Gorgeous.

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Inse van houts
Inse van houts

Holy. Lotus outdid themselves and all of the competition with this. Absolutely stunning

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LOLHICRONO
LOLHICRONO

electric cars that don't look like your typical ugly electric car is always a pleasant thing to see

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vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt

like that.

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mark dance
mark dance

I’m confused ? So it looks epic , has lots of power - but isn’t as fast 0-60 or 0-100 as say a Tesla S plaid plus yet costs 20 times or more as much to buy . Is this the new Lexus LFA of the electric car world I wonder

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oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu

If they make a hothatch or family crossover that is fun I can guarantee you I won't even think twice I will buy it

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boris veenstra
boris veenstra

No not a fan, for that kind of money I would rather own a Porsche 918 hybrid !

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Neo Lake
Neo Lake

Hydrogen is the future NOT batteries! China own the battery industry and will hold us all to ransom!

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Brian Lee
Brian Lee

looks great but range is an issue or is it meant for a quick blast on a track?

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X the Fire
X the Fire

What a shame , no rev sound

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Graeme Wilson
Graeme Wilson

Great just about to leave for Canberra from Gold Coast via no express roads only back roads 2500ks in 3 days really want one of these. Lotus this is not the type of car you should be making i know its the future but how about a hybrid first

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seeni gzty
seeni gzty

How does 1600hp only translate to 3.3s 0-62, and 2000hp 'only' under 3s? Tesla claim the model S plaid with 1100hp will do it in less than 2s. I'm sure the Evija has a huge

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experiment54
experiment54

Gotta charge it more than a smartphone in 2021 😂😆 Jokes on who?!

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Blue Ridge DSIA
Blue Ridge DSIA

the rusty steering wheel mount.. ?? EHH and the sound effects added because this thing makes no noise are just meh. Electric cars wont be much fun to watch.

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Jamshir Goorabian
Jamshir Goorabian

Possibly the most underrated car manufacturer today. That thing looks stunning and I'm sure it rides even better!

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Swipe Konme
Swipe Konme

the first half is how all such vids should be made, that whistle was delicious, i want one already

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Nalak Prince
Nalak Prince

I see artistic licence in the Top Gear edit room is still creating some odd videos, dry, then wet then dry etc... 😆😆

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Antoniusz
Antoniusz

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Super G V2
Super G V2

The backoff on that lotus is juicy... What a stud!

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General Apathy
General Apathy

So just over two laps of the Nurburgring before being drained... :/

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Michael Bergantzel
Michael Bergantzel

"It feels naturally aspirated" - uh, that is doubtful. The phenomenon is part of the engine programming to manage traction (apart from traction control) without having to resort to overly large tires. But maybe you are right - maybe Lotus programmed the motors to emulate the disadvantages of internal combustion engine powerbands. Maybe their buyers like that.

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mijuo roui
mijuo roui

This car is all rimac parts. Rimac's car will be first to market. It is not possible for lotus to get to %100 power if rimac is at %92 and lotus is at %78 right now. When rimac gets

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Kane Howl
Kane Howl

If they make a hothatch or family crossover that is fun I can guarantee you I won't even think twice I will buy it

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Kyle Pointer
Kyle Pointer

Ah yes, another gorgeous, agile and fast Lotus. But this one is electric. So this will likely be the LEAST reliable electric car on the road. Let's be honest, we all love Lotus. But they aren't exactly know for their dependability.

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Skip741 x
Skip741 x

underwhelming 0-60 time

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God of Hell Fire
God of Hell Fire

Pointless

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Kyron Smarcaro
Kyron Smarcaro

Im just happy Lotus is back on the game, big time!

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coupsdestylo
coupsdestylo

replace the tape with colour changing light strips that are invisible when turned off

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pilchtastic
pilchtastic

How does 1600hp only translate to 3.3s 0-62, and 2000hp 'only' under 3s? Tesla claim the model S plaid with 1100hp will do it in less than 2s. I'm sure the Evija has a huge amount more downforce, but it also weighs almost 500kg less. So what gives? Not to mention that the Gemera, a 4 seater family car (!) that has 300hp less and weighs 300kg more, can do it in 1.9s.

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Amarjit Singh Dhesi
Amarjit Singh Dhesi

The Koenigsegg Gemera can do NOTHING, it's not even testing properly or thoroughly that I know of.

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Harley Collins
Harley Collins

The electric motors are tuned for better high-end acceleration (where electric cars tend to drop off), hence the stat about it doing 124-186mph in half the time of a Chiron.

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Soinas Doyi
Soinas Doyi

The front light design doesn't match the rest of the car at all.

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F Letch
F Letch

No thanks. The evocative sound of spin drying doesn't float my boat.

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louie b
louie b

Where the f$ck is Chris?

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Chris K
Chris K

Is nobody talking about the fact that it sounds like tea is ready when you hit the accelerator?

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Sidhant Megh9
Sidhant Megh9

Lotus Evija 🆚 Rimac C2 Drag Race 🏁

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Hashim Mehmood
Hashim Mehmood

Stupendous DESIGN!

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EDO DJROYAL
EDO DJROYAL

Front headlights are so common and played out.

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drdrew101
drdrew101

Beautiful and exciting - really good job Lotus! I only wish it sounded better...

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glock45 cloutriders
glock45 cloutriders

"so what do you think the new electric lotus should look like. make sure it doesnt look like other cars" "lamborghini, but actually also ferrari. will that be a problem? " "no. super easy. barely an inconvenience"

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sannio komi
sannio komi

wonderful car and specs, but cant stop thibking that is has design similarities to the gallardo

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ETIT
ETIT

This car is all rimac parts. Rimac's car will be first to market. It is not possible for lotus to get to %100 power if rimac is at %92 and lotus is at %78 right now. When rimac gets to %100 lotus will be at %90. The range on this lotus is obviously for track use. Pretty pointless. Just buy a rimac. He also mentioned lotus is out of money. No date on when the customers take delivery. If only they started putting turbo Honda motors in the exige it would actually be a car people want.

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Amarjit Singh Dhesi
Amarjit Singh Dhesi

Lotus are OWNED by Geely? How TF are "out of money?". Plus he STATED production manufactring and customer deliveries? Are you deaf?

14 päivää sitten

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