Goodwood SpeedWeek, the historic race track located in United Kingdom witnessed the first public debut of the stunning hypercar made by Lotus– the Evija. Following its public launch, the Evija is set to participate in a number of dynamic high-powered activities on the said racetrack. It will also take part in one of the most awaited events of the SpeedWeek, the Supercar Run. For the racing event, Lotus has released three signature pre-production models of the Evija. The first is a signature Lotus finished in the famous ‘Solaris Yellow’ and the other two examples have been completed with a striking black and gold wrap to relive the former Lotus regalia. Honouring its long going tradition of participating at the West Sussex race track, Lotus added a customised design featuring the famous circuit with the words ‘Lotus x Goodwood: Creating History since 1948.’ The date 1948 denotes the year for the first car released by Lotus and also the first motorsport event at Goodwood.
Apart from the engineering team at Lotus, the first person fortunate enough to experience the Evija is Lord March, son of the event host, Duke of Richmond. After gaining first-hand experience behind the wheel of this hypercar, he said, “The Evija is unbelievable – the power, the speed, I’ve never experienced anything like it –it was exceptional. This new dawn of electric hypercars brings ultimate motoring to life for a new generation and a younger audience. The advancement in electric cars over the last 10 years is astonishing. There is a huge amount of growth potential for these machines to continue allowing us to keep enjoying and driving high performance cars. Lotus continues to appeal to both the inner driver and the inner child in all of us – so much fun, and ultimately for the driver to control and enjoy.” It comes as no surprise that this car stunned everyone at the event since it displays true Lotus craftsmanship in its bodywork.
Director of Vehicle Attributes at Lotus, Gavan Kershaw, stated: “We’re having a great time demonstrating the Evija here at Goodwood. Bringing the cars to an event like this is a welcome break from the hundreds of hours spent on proving grounds, where there’s a huge amount of open space and long straights to test the car’s performance limits. Goodwood is a fast and flowing circuit with numerous undulations in the surface, and so is a fantastic test and demonstration for the Evija as it’s the type of environment where many owners will use the car. We hope the TV coverage of the event will show people what an amazing vehicle it is, and we can’t wait to be back next year.” This UK based automotive group is also prepared to bring forth more than 50 of its historic cars at the SpeedWeek, including Lotus 25, Lotus 18 and Lotus 49, driven by legends like Jim Clark, Sir Stirling Moss and Graham Hill.
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