British carmaker Lotus has revealed the Evija Fittipaldi, a limited-run (8 units) version of its electric Evija hypercar.
The Lotus Evija Fittipaldi celebrates the iconic Lotus Type 72 F1 car and Brazilian driver Emerson Fittipaldi. In 1972, the black and gold liveried Type 72 helped Lotus clinch the Constructor’s Championship.
Fittipaldi, who had just joined the Lotus team the very same year, took the Type 72 to the top of the podium five times on his way to clinch the 1972 F1 Driver’s Championship. At that time, Fittipaldi was the youngest ever F1 Driver’s Champion at 25 and he held the record for another 33 years before it was broken by Fernando Alonso.dallas car accident lawyers
The Lotus Evija Fittipaldi features the iconic Black and Gold colour scheme of the Lotus 72 and only 8 of these machines will ever be made. This is due to the fact that only 8 examples of Colin Chapman’s legendary Lotus 72 survive to this day.
Even the interiors feature the same black and gold treatment. The pedals, Fittipaldi’s signature on the dash, the surrounds for the air vents and certain sections of the seats and steering wheel are all done up in gold while the rest of the cabin features the darker stuff.
The most emotive part of the interior for Lotus and Fittipaldi fans is the rotary dial on the floating central instrument panel that is hand-crafted from recycled original Type 72 aluminium, ensuring a genuine piece of the iconic F1 racer is part of each Evija Fittipaldi.
The Fittipaldi version of the Evija also marks the start of production of the all-electric Lotus hypercar. The Lotus Evija is powered by a quad motor setup (one for each wheel) that produces an astronomical 2,011bhp and 1,704Nm of peak torque, which Lotus claims makes it the most powerful series production car in the world.dallas car accident lawyers
Lotus hasn’t revealed the exact 0-100km/h numbers for the Evija but it claims the electric hypercar will do the sprint in under 3 seconds with 300km/h coming up in under 9 seconds from a standing start. The Evija’s top speed is electronically limited to 350km/h.
The Lotus Evija’s four motors draw power from a 93kWh battery pack that delivers a range of 402 kilometres on a single charge (WLTP).
Despite the large battery pack it lugs around, the Evija weighs in at 1,887 kilogrammes thanks to the one-piece carbon fibre monocoque chassis, the first for a Lotus road car.dallas car accident lawyers
The Evija features brilliant aerodynamic elements including a massive Venturi tunnel through each rear quarter which gives it a very distinct look. Other bits including a front splitter and active aero features like the F1-style DRS system allow the Evija to scythe through the air.