After being unveiled to the public during Monterey Car Week last week, the Lotus Evija made its next debut at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, a world class automobile lifestyle event held at Quail Lodge Resort & Golf Club, California, United States. The all-electric hypercar attracted a lot of attention thanks to its nearly 2000-hp output that makes many people curious.
The car also received praise from collectors and media personalities during the event. Among the names that approve the Evija as a proper electric hypercar are Jay Leno and Supercar Blondie. Lotus boss Phil Popham seems satisfied enough the Evija’s start, describing it as something that his company “hoped for”. As orders are coming, Lotus is confident to reach its planned volume by the time the Evija starts to be produced in 2020.
According to the UK automaker’s press release, the North American debut has helped the hypercar get double-digit orders and most of the model’s production allocation for the US has now been spoken for. Since an Evija costs a breathtaking $2.1 million and requires a $310,000 deposit, it’s safe to assume that the American customers who have booked the car have pretty deep pockets.
The Evija’s performance clearly explains its bank-breaking price. The hypercar’s four electric motors churns out a combined 1972.64 hp and 1,253 lb-ft of torque, which can take you to 62 mph in less than 3 seconds and reach a top speed of over 200 mph. The battery offers a 250-mile range, which is still far below Tesla’s 350-mile range – if you want to compare. However, it takes just 18 minutes to make the Evija’s battery fully charged again with a 350 kW charger.
The interior of the hyper EV is also awesome. While being absolutely minimalistic – without large displays and stuff, it comes with an integrated smartphone holder to place the owner’s phone for the infotainment. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard in the car, as well as climate control to make the interior as comfortable as it should. Lotus will build only 130 Evijas starting next year.