Lotus is gunning for the first British all-electric supercar.
You may have heard of the Elise or the Evora, but this is a whole new venture for Lotus. The company announced Friday that its all-electric hypercar, the Lotus Type 130, will reveal itself to the world on July 16. It will go into production at Lotus’ British headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk in the coming months, with deliveries set to start in 2020. The “130” in the car’s name refers to its production run, at it is limited to just 130 units worldwide.
This is the company’s first all-new car for over a decade. They teased the Type 130 back in April, but back then we saw nothing but a silhouette. The video below shows a few more details, but we’ll still be in the dark for the next six weeks on what this car actually looks like.
The company says that “several hundred” people have expressed interest in the Lotus Type 130 since the Shanghai Auto Show. Given its limited run, though, we expect its price to run into the seven-figure range. Even conventional hypercars are not cheap, to say nothing of an all-new, all-electric hypercar from a boutique British manufacturer.
Lotus claims the Type 130 “will be the most dynamically accomplished car in the company’s history, continuing a bloodline rich in firsts and technical game-changers in automotive and motorsport.” We will have to wait and see exactly what that means until July. For now, the company released one image and a short teaser video.
Check out what we can see of the Lotus Type 130 below: