British sportscar maker Lotus is showing off an upcoming pure-electric hypercar that makes an astounding 1972 horsepower and 1250 lb-ft of torque. Through the use of lightweight materials and sleek aerodynamics, it can hit speeds over 200 mph, and its battery pack allows for a range of 250 miles at more normal speeds.
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The last version of Lotus‘ street legal track car. The 3-Eleven 430 sees the speedster’s 3.5L V6 engine optimized to produce 430hp, 20 more than the original. It now has a full carbon fiber bodywork, reducing its weight by 11lb. It goes from 0-60mph in 3.1s and tops out at 180mph.
Our friends at DriveWithDave spent an afternoon with the new Lotus Evora 400, the fastest Lotus road car ever. A supercharged 3.5 liter V6 packs 400 horses, and the car sprints from 0-60 in 4.1 seconds with a 186 mph top end. Plus, it’s got an incredible exhaust note.
The Elise Sprint’s carbon fiber parts help shave off over 90 lb. of weight compared to the standard model, giving it a dry weight of just 1759 lb. It also borrows the Exige Sport 350’s open-gate gearbox. Available in 1.6L 134 hp or a supercharged 1.8L 217 hp engine. Sadly, it’s not US-bound.
The fastest ever variant of the featherweight sports coupe packs a 375 hp supercharged V6, launching the 2425 lb. car from 0-to-60 in just 3.5s. Unlike other supercars, it’s still available with a manual. Coming to the UK, Europe and Japan, but sadly no US model is planned.