Lotus confirmed its first electric hypercar last month at the 2019 Shanghai Auto Show. The British brand has now confirmed that the Type 130 will be unveiled in Central London on July 16, 2019.
According to Lotus, “several hundred” potential buyers have shown interest in the car. However, production will be limited to just 130 units. The car will be built at Lotus’ Hethel facility in Norfolk, UK.
Until now, we have only been treated to a digital sketch of the car showing nothing more than its silhouette. However, the car appears to have a shape of a classic mid-engine supercar, except that the Type 130 will be all-electric. The latest teaser shows the car’s sharing port with a retractable cover.
Now, little is known about the Type 130, but we are told that it will be “radical”, “light” and “agile” and will feature new generation technologies. It is likely to be all-wheel drive with electric motors on both axles and could get brake energy regeneration and fast charging. It is rumoured to have a maximum range of around 250 miles.
The Lotus Type 130 is expected to cost around £2 million.Read more…