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This green whisp is Lotus's fully electric hypercar
Be excited: Lotus's latest reinvention brings with it the electric Type 130 hypercar
Do not adjust your sets. This is your first ever glimpse of something very exciting going on in Hethel. It’s your first ever glimpse of Lotus’s all-electric hypercar. Behold, the Type 130.
We’ll see the full thing later this year at a special event in London, though Lotus is being cagey about any more details beyond what you see here, and the fact that – according to new company boss Phil Popham – it’ll be “sensational” to drive.
“It is a statement of intent,” Popham told TopGear.com. “It will showcase the expertise that we’ve got – we’re a pioneering, entrepreneurial brand. And when you see the car, it will make a statement about design direction.
“It won’t just be a car that’s stand-out and unique. It’ll be a Lotus, with Lotus DNA, and elements of that will appear on future cars,” he added.
So whatever form this elusive green whisp takes will filter down into the more affordable stuff; a halo for the New Lotus. He wouldn’t be drawn on performance or power at this stage, only noting that the Type 130 will cost “into seven figures” and predictably be a very low-volume hypercar. But he did assure us the Type 130 “is built for the driving experience”.
“We’d like to think that people can really experience something quite special from a driving dynamics point of view,” he said, claiming this car will be the most “dynamically accomplished” Lotus has ever made.
Watch this space…