Lotus has unveiled Emeya, a 905 hp "Hyper-GT" sedan, claiming it's one of the fastest in the world at just 2.8 seconds to 62 mph.
That's not the only thing that's fast, either. Lotus claims 93 miles of range can be gained in just 5 minutes on a 350kW DC Fast Charger. That's 80% charged in just 18 minutes and would make this one of the fastest charging cars on the market.
Lotus hasn't offered range estimates or pricing yet, but we know production is slated to begin in 2024 and reservations are open on Lotus' website.
The interior appears very similar to Lotus' Eletre SUV, which in our opinion is a great thing. The Eletre's interior is exquisite, with excellent materials, great software and superb fit and finish.
A few more highlights from the Lotus press release include:
The Eletre SUV spilled a lot of ink about whether Lotus had strayed from the ethos of their founder Colin Chapman, that often parroted phrase, "simplify and add lightness". The Eletre, with its active aero and motorized Lidar sensors and 4-wheel steering, isn't exactly simple. It's also not light, weighing about the same as an Evora and an Elise stacked on top of each other. We recommend putting the Elise on top btw.
But perhaps now with the heaviest Lotus out of the way, we can start to have a different conversation - like how can we make EVs better driver's cars? How can they begin to thrill us beyond just staggering 0-60 times? These are questions that a company like Lotus is uniquely suited to answer. Lotus is a world leader in making cars great to drive. The Emira, their last internal combustion car, is a love letter to steering feel and chassis communication and mechanical grip. Their slogan, "For the drivers" was an unspoken mission statement for decades before it was marketing fodder. What we're trying to say is, the EV industry needs companies like Lotus to care about the extra stuff that makes us feel alive when behind the wheel of a luxury performance automobile. We're glad Lotus is on this case, and we're eager to see how the Emeya adds to the conversation.