A new track-focussed version of the Lotus Evija has been spotted testing at the Nurburgring, and it looks like it’ll be even faster than the standard car. Read on for all you need to know.
- New Lotus Evija X spotted
- Track-only version of the Evija hypercar
- Aggressive-looking aerodynamic modifications
- May be chasing Nurburgring record
- Unlikely to be available for sale
This is the new Lotus Evija X, and it’s a track-only version of the Evija hypercar. Not much is known about the technical specs, however this model could be going after the Nurburgring lap record for electric cars.
New Lotus Evija X styling
The ‘normal’ Lotus Evija is already a crazy-looking thing, however this new track-only version has certainly turned up the wick.
You can tell it’s a track-only car by the lack of headlights up front. It’s also got an enormous front splitter and aero fins for added downforce.
You also have some massive side skirts, so big they need to be supported with metal posts, and the car appears to be finished in bare carbon fibre.
The elephant in the room here is that rear wing. It’s taller than the roofline of the car, making the spoiler on the Porsche 911 GT3 RS look subtle. You also have a big rear diffuser, as well as the same air vents within the taillights as the standard car.
New Lotus Evija X power and performance
Not much is known about what’s powering this Lotus Evija X, however it’s likely to use the same quad-motor setup as the standard car. This means it will have more than 2,000hp.
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This Evija X looks as though it’s going after the Nurburgring lap record for electric cars, currently held by the Volkswagen ID R at 6 minutes 5 seconds. To beat this, the Evija X looks as though it’s been stripped out to save weight, as well as being stiffened with a roll cage.
Lotus released a statement on the Evija X, saying the following:
“The Evija X is an all-new technology concept from Lotus. Based on the Evija road car, it is the ultimate expression of Evija and has been testing on multiple racetracks in multiple countries in the last weeks. We have made great progress, successfully meeting all our objectives, and learning about the challenges of lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife. The Lotus engineering team continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible with the Evija and the world’s most powerful EV powertrain.”
New Lotus Evija X: will it go on sale?
The Lotus Evija X is likely to be a one-off model built to take lap records, so it’s unlikely you’ll be able to park one on your drive anytime soon. If you were to put a price to it, the standard car started from £1.7 million, so this version would likely push way north of the £2 million mark.
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