It's sooner than you might expect.
It's been a couple of weeks since the Lotus Evija was revealed to the world, and we still haven't picked our jaws up from the floor. As the first model Lotus has built since the Evora sports car launched in 2008, the Evija had a lot to live up to – and it shattered all expectations.
We expected Lotus's first-ever hypercar to be fast, but the bonkers Evija has even more power than the Rimac C_Two and Pininfarina Battista. That makes it the most powerful production car in the world. If you've been itching to see the extraordinary hypercar in the metal, we have good news for you because the Lotus Evija is making its North American debut sooner than you might think.
According to CNET, Lotus officials have confirmed Evija will make its public debut at Monterey Car Week in August. Specifically, the electric hypercar will be displayed during The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on August 16th. It promises to be an eventful show, as Bugatti is expected to reveal a new one-off hypercar inspired by the EB110 SS.
If you need a recap, the Lotus Evija is powered by two electric motors producing a combined output of 1,972 horsepower and 1,253 lb-ft of torque. This enables the Evija to rocket from 0-62 mph in under three seconds and hit a top speed of over 200 mph. To put things into perspective, the Evija has more power at each wheel than the total power of any other Lotus road car ever produced.
Attending Monterey Car Week will likely be your best opportunity to see the Evija up close because Lotus only plans to make 130 examples when production kicks off next year. And each will cost an eye-watering $2 million, so they won't be a very common sight on the road.