Video: 2021 Lotus Evija struts its stuff in new on-track explainer | CarAdvice

The 1470kW all-electric hypercar will cost around $3.1 million, and is expected to arrive in Australia mid-2021.

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.

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