As anticipated, Lotus has confirmed its first electrical hypercar. A video presentation of the Lotus Sort 130 was launched on the Shanghai Auto Present 2019.
In December 2018, we have been the primary to interrupt the story of Lotus electrical hypercar. Recognized contained in the Omega idea, the automotive is taken into account the primary electrical hypercar in Britain. The video presentation exhibits vehicles emblematic of the corporate's historical past. It ends with a digital sketch depicting the silhouette of kind 130. The automotive appears to have a low roofline with flared wheel arches. It has a rocker on the entrance and powerful seats on the rear like a mid-engine supercar.
Right here's what the Lotus web site says concerning the automotive:
No promoting hype. Simply hypercar.
"Welcome to the thrilling chapter of one of many biggest automotive tales ever instructed. The Lotus Sort 130 continues a wealthy custom of 70 years of race vehicles and iconic and revolutionary roads. A lineage infused with daring innovation and radical pondering makes one other leap ahead – revolutionary for drivers. "
Lotus is related to Williams Superior Engineering, which is able to develop the 130 kind electrical drive. The Lotus engineers, in the meantime, will lead the event of the chassis.
Sources inform us that the Omega might be "radical", "mild" and "agile" and can embody new era applied sciences. It’s doubtless that it’s an all-wheel drive system with electrical motors on each axles and will permit a regeneration of brake vitality and a fast cost. The small print of the battery that may energy the Sort 130 are unknown, however its vary might be round 250 km.
The Lotus Sort 130 ought to be inbuilt small numbers. We’re instructed that the automotive may price round £ 2 million.