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Wow that thing is insane!
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Ok, now that the euphoria is wearing off.... Here is a downer, this will likely be track only duty in the US, as there is a requirement for rear view mirrors (at least two side mirrors) and they have a certain specification. I remember the cool thin mirrors on the "new" Camaro in the first Transformers that had to be beefed up for the production line version.

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Not a big fan of the huge tail lights. Maybe it's my screen but it also looks narrower and taller than I would have expected.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing the thing perform though.

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Ok, now that the euphoria is wearing off.... Here is a downer, this will likely be track only duty in the US, as there is a requirement for rear view mirrors (at least two side mirrors) and they have a certain specification. I remember the cool thin mirrors on the "new" Camaro in the first Transformers that had to be beefed up for the production line version.
. I though the US has finally come around to accepting side cameras, which this has.
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365 Person group buy? Each owner can have it for one day a year for $5500 investment.
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365 Person group buy? Each owner can have it for one day a year for $5500 investment.
Considering that Aventadors rent for around $2400/day, that's actually not far off from what I'd expect to rent one for.

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Stunning design, well done Russel Carr. The rear is so radical it will take some getting used to
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Stunning design, well done Russel Carr. The rear is so radical it will take some getting used to
I'm used to it now! I'll take two.
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Nice video with Carr discussing the design was released. I’m in love. Although my wife suggests that I shouldn’t be watching this while on narcotics (had a 3 level spine surgery today lol). Not sure how long until I can get in the Evora again now that I think about it. 🤔

2,000HP for $1.7euros. But 0 to 62 claim is just “under 3 seconds” and top speed 186. Same top speed as the Evora 400. Way higher than Tesla P100D that’s electronically limited though.

If the 0-60 speed is 2.5s or less than this is a serious competitor to other true Hypercars. Only 130 being built. 1 is coming to Florida!!! 😊

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CNN showing some love for the Evija. They even mention that the Tesla Roadster was based on the Elise frame.

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You heard it here first!!! 😂
I predict that Elise and Evora used prices will surge 20-30% or more in the next 2 years because of the spotlight the Evija will give to the Lotus brand. Most people have no clue what Lotus is about and haven’t ever seen an Evora. The questions you get at the gas station:

Who makes Lotus? “Ummm, Lotus. You’ve heard of Lotus racing right?”. Not sure they really did though.

What did that cost, like $300-$400K. “Yes” (small white lies won’t hurt anyone right &#x1f602;<img src="https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/images/smilies/wink.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Wink" class="inlineimg" />

How fast does it go? Faster than a Lambo? “Yes”, again lol

Is that street legal? “Really?!?”

I think if people actually knew about or test drove a Lotus they’d be shocked how it drives and sales would sky rocket. I would pick this car over a Cayman or Vette any day.

Lotus needs to push for major marketing dollars from Geely. The Evija is out of reach for 99.8% of people. But it will draw many new people to the brand. The Evija tech is obviously why Geely purchased them and made them their new technology division hub.

Great things to come for this historic brand!
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Nice video with Carr discussing the design was released. I’m in love. Although my wife suggests that I shouldn’t be watching this while on narcotics (had a 3 level spine surgery today lol). Not sure how long until I can get in the Evora again now that I think about it. &#x1f914;

2,000HP for $1.7euros. But 0 to 62 claim is just “under 3 seconds” and top speed 186. Same top speed as the Evora 400. Way higher than Tesla P100D that’s electronically limited though.

If the 0-60 speed is 2.5s or less than this is a serious competitor to other true Hypercars. Only 130 being built. 1 is coming to Florida!!! &#x1f60a;
Spec's aren't definitive probably to not key competition. Under 3 seconds could be 2.1. Top speed was listed as over 200, so probably under 250 mph. 186 mph (300 kph) was used in context of 0 to 186 mph .. under 9 sec. Oh price is in British pounds not euro's, so budget 11% more.

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Nice video with Carr discussing the design was released. I’m in love. Although my wife suggests that I shouldn’t be watching this while on narcotics (had a 3 level spine surgery today lol). Not sure how long until I can get in the Evora again now that I think about it. &#x1f914;

2,000HP for $1.7euros. But 0 to 62 claim is just “under 3 seconds” and top speed 186. Same top speed as the Evora 400. Way higher than Tesla P100D that’s electronically limited though.

If the 0-60 speed is 2.5s or less than this is a serious competitor to other true Hypercars. Only 130 being built. 1 is coming to Florida!!! &#x1f60a;
Spec's aren't definitive probably to not key competition. Under 3 seconds could be 2.1. Top speed was listed as over 200, so probably under 250 mph. 186 mph (300 kph) was used in context of 0 to 186 mph .. under 9 sec. Oh price is in British pounds not euro's, so budget 11% more.
Ahhh missed the 9s part... thanks! Just watched another video that said 200+mph. That makes much more sense given the weight to power ratio. Unless they speed control it.

Good point.
So $2.11M U.S.
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I found the Russel Carr talk through very interesting. There's a lot of reach in this design - it goes places that nobody else has gone in both styling and (particularly) aerodynamic management. I really like that Carr is very experienced with both design and the reality of getting something into production - his talk about the ongoing pain of getting the badge right and the pleasant surprise of actually being able to do the taillights as desired provided the sort of detail you don't get from some gushy talking head waving his arms.

I'll be a little surprised if there isn't a way to adapt a lot of this to a hybrid or conventional ICE powertrain car. I am curious if they're going to go downmarket with carbon fiber tubs or are going to stick with the very successful and flexible aluminum tub model.
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The design considerations and how it all resolves into the final form for the Evija is so incredibly thoughtful. Huge fan and I'm wondering what kind of halo effect this will cast over the brand's line-up moving forward. We are definitely at the advent of a new era of motoring. Super exciting stuff.

Rimac Concept Two, Tesla Next Gen Roadster, Lotus Evija. The first two are technological wet dreams seemingly created in a vacuum created by the gravitational forces of decades of science fiction -- all flat screens and facial recognition. For my money (which, to be clear, I'll never have), the Lotus take on the hypercar is the correct one because it's harnessing futurism in service of the romance and tradition of driving beautiful, engaging machines. I'd like to think Chapman wouldn't be too disappointed if he were still around --- using all the benefits of all the latest technology to make it go fast and turn well, but leaving the extraneous off the table.

I'm looking forward to dreaming about never driving, let alone owning, this car.
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Ok, now that the euphoria is wearing off.... Here is a downer, this will likely be track only duty in the US, as there is a requirement for rear view mirrors (at least two side mirrors) and they have a certain specification.
This one will get approved for show and display which are exempt from all NHTSA safety regulations, just like the McLaren Speedtail.

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Stunning rear and interior.

The front/sides look a bit Ferrari/McLaren.
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This one will get approved for show and display which are exempt from all NHTSA safety regulations, just like the McLaren Speedtail.
It is up to the discretion of the NHTSA whether this gets approved under that rule or not. It is not a given.

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