Production of the Lotus Evija will be limited to just 130 units.
The Lotus Evija hypercar is one of this year's most anticipated new hypercars. Last month, we learned that the extraordinary electric hypercar is getting closer to production, which will start this summer at a new state-of-the-art facility in Norfolk, UK. But if you were hoping to place an order for the Lotus Evija, we have some bad news for you. Despite starting at an eye-watering $2.2 million, Lotus hasn't struggled to find buyers.
According to Autocar, the Lotus Evija is completely sold out for the 2020 model year. It isn't known how many models have been allocated for 2020, but Lotus only plans to build 130 examples in total, so time is running out if you have a spare $2.2 million lying around to buy one.
"With our new factory ready, we are ahead of the pack in the emerging EV hypercar segment and 100 percent ready for some healthy competition," said Lotus boss Phil Popham. Presumably, he's referring to other electric hypercar rivals such as the Pininfarina Battista and Rimac C_Two.
Considering it has two electric motors producing a combined 1,972 horsepower and 1,253 lb-ft, the Lotus Evija will certainly be a formidable rival. That's enough power to make the Evija the most powerful production road car in the world right now. With this setup, the Lotus Evija will rocket from 0-62 mph in under three seconds, and 62 mph-124 mph in that same time.
124 mph-186 mph is achieved in less than four seconds before the Lotus Evija tops out at over 200 mph. Its 70 kWh battery pack can also be fully recharged in just nine minutes when using an 800 kW fast-charging method. With a 350kW charger, the Evija can be recharged up to 80 percent in 12 minutes and 100 percent in 18 minutes.
As we saw in a recent video, the Lotus Evija is currently undergoing dynamic testing at the company's test track to show what it can do. This is the same circuit where the likes of Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi, and Jim Clark have put F1 cars through their paces.