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Lotus Evija, the most powerful production car in the world, unveiled with over 2000 horsepower

by Dennis Mathu
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The world’s most powerful production car, the Lotus Evija, has been unveiled. The total power output stands at 2,011 HP which is nearly 100 HP more than the Nevera from Bugatti Rimac, fastest road car.

Lotus will produce 130 Evijas, with deliveries beginning next year. There will be an Evija Fittipaldi edition to commemorate Emerson Fittipaldi’s five victories in the Lotus Type 72 during the 1972 F1 season. Only eight of these special editions will be built, which is also the number Fittipaldi raced under in 1972.

Lotus Evija has 1,256 lb-ft of torque and accelerates from 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 3 seconds and to 186 mph (nearly 300 km/h) in less than 9 seconds. It gains 100 km/h every 3 seconds. The automaker limited the top speed of Evija to 217 mph or 349 km/h. 

The supercar weighs 1,886 kg, owing primarily to its 93 kWh battery pack, as the rest of the car is made of carbon fiber and even the wheels are magnesium to save weight. The battery gives a range of 250 miles (400 kilometers) and can be recharged in 20 minutes using a 350 kW DC charger.

All of the Evija Fittipaldi special edition cars have already been sold, and each will have Fittipaldi’s signature hand-stitched on the dashboard and the original Type 72 stitched onto the roof lining. Additionally, the car’s rotary dial was handcrafted from recycled aluminum of the actual Fittipaldi’s Type 72.

Jenson Button, the 2009 F1 champion, was among the first to drive the limited-run hypercar at Lotus’ privately owned 2.2-mile track in Hethel

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