UPDATE: a new video has been released for the 2021 Lotus Evija, showing Charlie Henry Gordon-Lennox, Earl of March and Kinrara – son of Lord March, Duke of Richmond and founder of the Goodwood Festival of Speed – experiencing the Evija at Goodwood SpeedWeek.
You can see the new video below. We've also added a new set of photos showing the Evija in a modernised tribute to the iconic JPS black and gold livery.
This version shows a digital black and dark grey camouflage with the familiar gold trim and a 'Lotus x Goodwood' logo at the front.
The Goodwood SpeedWeek event will host, among favourites from other brands, some 50 historic Lotus cars. Highlights will include:
- Lotus 25 – the car driven by Jim Clark car during the 1963 F1 season when he won the Drivers’ Championship
- Lotus 18 – the car in which Sir Stirling Moss won the 1961 Monaco Grand Prix
- Lotus 49 – the car in which Graham Hill won the Monaco Grands Prix in 1968 and 1969
- Lotus 72-5 – Emerson Fittipaldi’s car from the 1970 season
- Lotus 72-7 – Emerson Fittipaldi’s main car from the 1972-73 seasons, and the car in which he won the most F1 races – five in total
- Lotus 79 – Mario Andretti’s main car from the 1978 season
September 23, 2020: Lotus has released the most in-depth look yet at its upcoming 2021 Evija hypercar (pronounced e-vye-a).
In a new promotional video shot at the now Chinese-owned British manufacturer’s 3.5km Hethel test track, Gavan Kershaw – the Lotus director of vehicle attributes – provides extensive commentary on the project.
He reveals and demonstrates for the first time the vehicle's five drive modes; Range, City, Tour, Sport, and Track.
Also shown in the footage is the car's mid-mounted lithium-ion battery pack, spartan interior, active aerodynamics, and onboard digital interface.
The Evija launch was recently delayed by at least five months because of the coronavirus pandemic, and CarAdvice reported Australian deliveries may be pushed back even further, due to a range of compliance hurdles.
Production of the £1.7 million (approximately AU$3.1 million) hypercar will be limited to just 130 examples, and it will now likely be unveiled in mid-2021.
Propelled by four electric motors drawing voltage from a 70kWh lithium-ion battery, the car produces 1470kW and 1700Nm, making it one of the most powerful production cars ever built.
It will have a driving range of approximately 400km.