Is Lotus Building an Electric Hypercar?
The British automaker Lotus designs and engineers some of the best sports cars in the world, but with much of the automotive world switching over to electric power, where does this leave a brand like Lotus? Will performance-minded manufacturers like Lotus make the switch to electric mobility, and if so, will they retain their high-performance capabilities?
Well, according to a report from Autocar, Lotus may be working on an electric hypercar. It’s important to note that nothing has been unveiled by Lotus itself in any official capacity, but the idea that Lotus could be working on electric mobility is certainly an exciting one.
What Do We Know About This Electric Hypercar From Lotus?
Details are scarce and are limited simply to what Autocar placed in their report. But according to that, as we’ve said, the vehicle would break into hypercar territory, an area we haven’t seen Lotus in before. Autocar has also reported that the vehicle could command a pricetag somewhere in the range of 2,000,000 British pounds, which is somewhere around 2.5 million US dollars by today’s conversion rate.
Again, there are no details to discuss beyond this, but in terms of power, speculation would suggest such a hypercar may be similar in performance to the Aston Martin Valkyrie if Lotus intended to compete with other supercars. Recently, Aston Martin showed off the Valkyrie’s V12 engine that is capable of pumping out 1,000 horsepower at 10,500 rpm thanks to the brands technical partnership with the automotive engineering experts at Cosworth. Though, with Lotus developing a supposed electric car and Aston Martin a gasoline-powered vehicle, it’s hard to compare the two directly.
Like we said, nothing has been made official by Lotus, but we certainly can’t help but get a little bit excited at the idea of Lotus breaking into supercar territory. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see, but as more information becomes available we will keep you up-to-date right here on the St. Louis Motorcars blog.