Lotus has unveiled its new top model, the sporty Emeya electric sedan. The battery-electric Gran Turismo is scheduled to go into series production in 2024.
The Chinese-British sports car manufacturer Lotus has unveiled its new flagship Emeya. The four-door sedan is the third battery-electric model in the portfolio after the Eletre SUV and the strictly limited Evija hypercar. To improve aerodynamics, the Emeya features an active front grille, an active rear diffuser and an active rear spoiler that offers a net downforce of more than 215 kg. In addition, eight vents optimize airflow while cooling brakes, engines and batteries.
The interior uses a luxury yarn made from recycled fibers from the fashion industry as well as PVD aluminum, Alcantara, Nappa leather and Ultrafabrics PU to reduce the carbon footprint. Passengers can sit in four bucket seats under the large panoramic roof. In the cockpit, the driver looks down on a 55" augmented reality head-up display. A large infotainment display is placed on the center console. The audio system was developed in conjunction with KEF. The driver assistance systems use real-time road information with navigation data to provide obstacle warnings, lane departure, forward collision alerts and blind-spot monitoring.
Lotus Emeya With Dual Engine Drive
The Lotus Emeya has one electric motor at the front and one at the rear. The system output is specified as up to 675 kW (905 hp). Torque is up to 985 Nm. Power is transmitted via a two-speed transmission to the permanent all-wheel drive with "Lotus Intelligent Torque Distribution". Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h is said to be achieved in less than 2.8 seconds. Top speed is 256 km/h. The adaptive, electronically controlled suspension uses sensors to measure road conditions 1,000 times a second in order to adjust the damping accordingly. The 102 kWh battery can be charged at up to 350 kW at a fast charging station, increasing the range by 150 km in five minutes and up to 80 % in 18 minutes. Production of the Lotus Emeya is scheduled to start in 2024.