Pair of F1 champions give their tackle the Lotus Evija


The Lotus Evija has began manufacturing and Components 1 world champions Emerson Fittipaldi and Jenson Button are among the many first exterior of Lotus to drive it.

The Evija is an electrical hypercar with 2,011 hp on faucet, an output that makes it the world’s strongest manufacturing automotive. On the monitor, this interprets to 0-60 mph acceleration in below 3.0 seconds, 0-186 mph acceleration in below 9.0 seconds, and a high velocity capped at 217 mph.

Such spectacular numbers is not uncommon on the planet of electrical hypercars, however in line with Fittipaldi and Button, the Evija impresses in lots of extra areas than straight-line velocity.

Fittipaldi, who piloted a Lotus Sort 72 to his first of two F1 world titles in 1972, and has a special-edition Evija named after him, was with Button to check the electrical hypercar in October at Lotus’ take a look at monitor in Hethel, U.Ok. Past the ability, he was totally impressed with the automotive’s dealing with and the distinctive really feel in comparison with all the opposite electrical hypercars he is pushed.

“It’s lovely dealing with, unbelievable energy, the following stage of efficiency for hypercars and totally different from all the opposite automobiles I’ve examined,” Fittipaldi stated.

Button, who received his sole F1 title in 2009 with Braun GP, got here away with related reward for the automotive, although admittedly he was additionally concerned in its growth and has purchased one himself.

“The drivability and path within the steering actually lets you realize you might be driving a Lotus,” Button stated. “I’m amazed by the agility of it.”

Lotus will begin deliveries of the Evija in 2023. The corporate plans to construct a complete 130 examples, together with eight Evija Fittipaldi particular editions.


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