London - Lotus has unleashed Britain’s first all-electric hypercar and it’s a mouthful of superlatives.
Not only does it claim to be the world’s most powerful ‘series production’ road car, with a target output of 2000ps, or 1471kW in metric speak, and 1700Nm of twisting force, but it’s also the world’s lightest EV hypercar, with a kerb weight of just 1680kg. This you can attribute to its one-piece carbon fibre monocoque structure.
Lotus is targeting a 0-100km/h time of under three seconds, and a top speed in the region of 320km/h.
While its power source, developed in conjunction with Williams Advanced Engineering, is very much in tune with the future, its layout and weight distribution salute Lotus sports cars of yore, with a mid-mounted battery pack.
That, incidentally, is said to allow a driving range of up to 400km between charges.