Lotus is making the first British electric hypercar ever
The reveal date of British car company Lotus’s all-electric hypercar has been announced
Mark your calendars for July 16, where the Lotus will be unveiled in London, birthplace of the brand
Specs remain under wraps, but it has been assured this will be the most “dynamically accomplished” road car the company has ever created
The perfect poster car has changed over the years, supercars just aren’t good enough anymore. Now we’re onto hypercars, and electric and hybrid ones. Brands like Porsche, McLaren and Ferrari have moved towards hybrid hypercars, but now Lotus is continuing the new trend.
2019 has been a pretty good year for the Lotus name so far, earlier this year, the Lotus Elise, the brand’s best known car and a dream car of countless people, received the “Icon of Icons Award” at the Autocar Awards. From a list of 17 cars in production currently, people voted on the most iconic car of the lot, with Lotus coming out on top. The Elise is said to be more iconic therefore than the likes of the Porsche 911, the Ford Mustang and even the legendary VW Beetle.
Fast forward to right now, the brand is showing no signs of slowing down in the mission to create icons. The British brand is about to be able to make the claim it has created the first British full-electric hypercar.
The Type 130 is to be the brand’s first all new model in more than a decade, and from the sounds of it, it seems worth the wait. There aren’t too many details, but the brand confirms it will be “most dynamically accomplished road car in the company’s history, continuing a bloodline rich in firsts and technical game-changers in automotive and motorsport.”
In true plucky British spirit, the cars are said to be built in Hethel, Norfolk, the brand’s headquarters since 1966, as well as being revealed in London, the birthplace of the brand.
For now all we have is a reveal date of July 16, confirmation only 130 will be made, as well as a teaser image and video.