2000-HP Lotus Evija: Is There Anything Cooler?

The car is comparable in power to the first British electric vehicle.

Until recently, the most powerful production car, the total circulation of which would exceed a dozen copies, was considered the 1914-hp Rimac C_Two from Croatia. However, now it has a famous 2000-hp rival. We are talking about the electric Lotus Evija — the first model of the British brand introduced in the last 11 years and the first released after the transition under the wing of the Chinese group Geely. The carbon fiber coupe is equipped with four electric motors and accelerates from a standstill to 300 km/h in 9 seconds. We decided to recall the closest competitors of the Evija, as well as those that are superior to it in power.

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The Lotus Exige is the first all-new British model after an 11-year hiatus. In recent years, Lotus has produced only various modifications of existing cars. The Evija has received an all-carbon chassis and body, as well as a 2000-hp electric powerplant. Target dynamic indicators: 0-100 km/h — in less than 3 seconds, 100-200 km/h — in the same time, and 0-300 km/h — in nine seconds exactly.

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The design is dictated by a new corporate style and aerodynamics: the most interesting solution is a pair of Venturi tunnels with lighting and functional purpose. Its battery has a capacity of 70 kWh and supports charging up to 800 kW (there are no such stations in commercial operation yet). From a 350-kW station, the battery charges up to 100 percent in 18 minutes. The claimed drive range is 400 km (WLTP).

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The Pininfarina Battista is one of the competitors of the new Lotus. This electric hypercar is built in collaboration with the Croatian company Rimac and is equipped with a powertrain that produces 1,900 hp and 2,300 Nm. The dynamics is as follows: 0-100 km/h — in two seconds, 200-300 km/h — in 12 seconds. A top speed is over 350 km/h.

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A kWh battery capacity a 450-drive range (WLTP). The launch of the Pininfarina Battista is scheduled for 2020, and the circulation will not exceed 150 copies. It is expected that the price of the hypercar will be $2-2. 5 million (about the same price as for the Lotus).

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Since its filling was borrowed from the Rimac C_Two, The car is also included in this list. The differences are minimal: power: 1,914 hp instead of 1,900 hp, atop speed — 412 km/h against 350 km/h. Four electric motors accelerate the hypercar to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 1.85 seconds, and to 300 km/h hour in 11.8 seconds.

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The C_Two is equipped with movable flaps in the hood and rear diffuser, a wide front splitter with winglets, and a rear wing that changes the height of departure and angle of attack. On a single charge, the car travels 650 km. The start of sales is scheduled for 2020, and the price will be about €1.6 million.

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The small-scale Nemesis RR by Trion SuperCars was more powerful than the Lotus Evija. The base of the hypercar is a carbon monocoque with Inconel subframes and a truly American engine: a 9.0-liter biturbo V8 produces 2,028 hp and comes with an eight-speed sequential gearbox. The four-wheel-drive coupe accelerates to 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.8 seconds, and its top speed is 435 km/h.

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As an option for the Nemesis RR, the manufacturer offers carbon-aluminum wheels, carbon seats, titanium exhaust nozzles, electroluminescent body paint and an unpainted carbon fiber rear wing. The coupe will have a circulation of 50 copies plus 9 cars in the Black Ops Edition, which is distinguished by the equipment and the presence of the Predator driving mode.

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Arash Motor Company showed the AF10 super hybrid at the 2016 GIMS. It was equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 (912 hp and 1200 Nm), as well as four 220-kW electric motors (299 hp and 270 Nm). In total, the car's powerplant produces 2,108 hp and 2,280 Nm. The hybrid accelerates to 100 km/h in about 3 seconds, and up to 300 km/h in 27 seconds.

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The AF10 chassis and body structure uses carbon fiber, aluminum, and aramid. A compact mechanical supercharger is installed in the camber of the V8 unit. The electric motors are powered by a liquid-cooled Kreisel battery. Front and rear suspension are with double wishbones. There is a hydraulic lift system that lifts the car for speed bumps.

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The Devel Sixteen with a 12.3-liter V16 from dragster is still out of reach even for Lotus. The engine developed by Steve Morris Engines has 5,007 hp and 4,771 Nm. With it, the hypercar can accelerate to 100 km/h in 1.8 seconds. A top speed is 515 km/h.

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The development of the extreme hypercar was suspended several times, mainly due to insufficiently developed aerodynamics and problems with adapting the engine to public roads. However, Devil Motors CEO Majid Al-Attar claims that the queue stretched for two years ahead, and this is given the fact that the company carefully approaches the choice of customers.

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