Lotus Evija reaches 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 3.0 seconds
Reaches 300 km/h from a 200 km/h rolling start almost as fast
Performance matches or tops the Bugatti Chiron
Of all the combustion engines, the one powering the Bugatti Chiron is the king of the hill. That said, even it can’t get close to the upcoming Lotus Evija in certain areas.
The Lotus Evija will reach its select customers before the end of the year and the specs it will bring with it are absolutely amazing. The Evija packs 1,970 horsepower from four electric motors located at each wheel. That’s almost 500 more than the Bugatti Chiron, although the Bugatti hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.4 seconds while the Evija does it in “under 3.0 seconds”.
In other words, the Chiron can keep pace. Where things get to be too much for the Bugatti is when you calculate 0 to 124 mph (200 km/h) or when calculating the time it takes to get from 124 mph to 186 mph (300 km/h).
Speaking with Top Gear, Lotus Director Gavan Kershaw gave some insights into the Evija’s performance. The Evija will apparently hit 124 mph in under 6.0 seconds compared to 6.5 seconds for the Bugatti, and will reach 186 mph from 124 mph in half the time it takes the Bugatti to do so. That essentially means under 4.0 seconds.
The Lotus Evija will also offer different drive modes and promises to be very capable in relaxed, daily driving duties. No word on range just yet, but Lotus wants it to be “useful”.
All Lotus Evija units expected this year are sold.