LOTUS has unveiled an all-new, all-electric Hyper GT vehicle.
The grand tourer, which Lotus called Emeya, was presented in stunning style at its unveiling in New York City.
The all-electric car was showcased alongside some of Lotus’ most famous vehicles, including the Turbo Esprit and the F1 Type 72.
The Emeya is a sign of innovation for a Lotus brand that wants to re-establish itself as a leading car manufacturer.
“We set out to re-establish the Lotus brand in the eyes of consumers five years ago and we said back then that we would revolutionize the product range,” said Mike Johnston, Lotus chief commercial officer.
The Emeya has the chance to do just that for them, boasting both stunning performance figures and exciting technical advances, while providing a luxurious experience.
“The seed that delivers and the common thread of our DNA is based on innovation in dynamics, innovation in design, innovation in performance and now innovation in luxury,” said Rob Borrett, Lotus media director.
These innovations include major advances in the Emeya’s battery and charging system.
While drivers of other brands struggle with range anxiety and pray they can get to a charger in time, Lotus alleviates those worries with unparalleled charging options.
Using an 800-volt battery and what the company calls Advanced Lotus Hyper Charging, the Emeya can charge up to 80 percent in under 20 minutes.
“It can charge incredibly quickly. With a fast charger, it can go from 10 to 80 percent charge in 18 minutes,” Johnston said.
An official range for the battery hasn’t been released, but Lotus gave a small indication of how many kilometers the battery can travel.
“With just five minutes of charging you can cover around 150 kilometers.”
Fast charging isn’t the only advantage of the 800-volt battery. It also means that the Emeya will be fast. Really fast.
“It has everything we want from a technical perspective, but it also has the heart and soul of a Lotus.” “It has the performance of a Lotus,” Johnston said.
“Zero to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds and it’s designed to drive like a sports car.”
Although the Emeya can overtake some supercars, Lotus stressed that the 905 hp hyper GT can also be practical.
“At the same time, it is useful for driving as a daily driver if necessary,” said Johnston.
Overall, the Emeya is a culmination of 75 years of Lotus heritage and the next step towards years of Lotus history yet to be written.
“Each car represents a clear point in history and our DNA where we have taken a step forward in one of these core pillars of our brand,” Borrett said.
“We are now taking steps into the luxury car market where we have never been before.”