Lotus has officially taken the wraps off its latest creation: the Emeya, marking the British brand’s debut into the all-electric sedan segment. Positioned as a high-performance contender, the Emeya boasts a staggering 918 horsepower, putting it in direct competition with exotic names like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche.
This reveal comes on the heels of the brand introducing its first SUV, Eletre, last year. Throughout its promotional phase, the model bore the codename Type 133. Now, the performance sedan has a permanent moniker, the Emeya, setting a new standard for the British marque.
Powering the Emeya is a dual electric motor setup, churning out a combined 918 horsepower and 985 Nm of torque. With such a setup, the car rockets from 0 to 100 km/h in a mere 2.78 seconds, boasting a top speed of 256 km/h. These motors are fed by a 102 kWh battery. Interestingly, a brief 5-minute charge offers a range of 150 kilometers. However, Lotus has yet to announce the car’s range on a full charge. The battery can draw up to 350 kW, enabling it to recharge up to 80% in just 18 minutes.
Visually, the Lotus Emeya is striking. Its front facade showcases slender multi-level LED headlights, an active air intake, and a meticulously sculpted hood. Ditching traditional mirrors, the car uses cameras, further enhancing its aerodynamic prowess. Door handles are seamlessly integrated and retractable, while the rear is characterized by a continuous LED light strip, under which are air intakes, an active spoiler, and a diffuser.
Stepping inside reveals a minimalist, digital-centric cabin. A sleek digital instrument cluster is complemented by a large central multimedia screen. The interiors are adorned with plush Nappa leather combined with Alcantara and carbon-fiber accents. Sustainable materials also make an appearance, featuring reused fibers from the fashion industry.
For now, Lotus remains tight-lipped about the Emeya’s pricing. Production is slated to commence in 2024, with more details anticipated to emerge in this year’s final quarter.