Watch electric Lotus Evija hypercar prototype at Hethel

At the steering weel of the 2,000-horsepower electric Lotus Evija hypercar is Gavan Kershaw, director of the division defining the individual characteristics of all sports vehicles of the British company. He provides extensive new reviews on car essentials, with reference to the five different vehicle operation programmes.

More specifically, in Range mode the power and torque are limited to 1,000 horsepower and 800 Nm respectively, while the motion stops being transmitted to the front wheels, with the aim of increasing the range of motion

Lotus Evija hypercar
Lotus Evija hypercar

The City program provides greater power control and reduces regenerative braking levels for urban traffic.

In the Tour the central control unit has the ability to allow the drivetrain to switch between the rear or front axles, providing in this case a maximum power of up to 1,400 horsepower.

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Choosing Sport mode, the torque climbs to 1,700 horsepower and the torque to 1,700 Nm.

Track mode is the most extreme, with the combined power of the drive units reaching 2,000 horsepower. Here, the torque vectoring system operates to the maximum, while the Drag Reduction System (DRS) is also available at the driver’s choice.

Video from Lotus Cars YouTube channel

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