2 minute read - 8th September 2023
Lotus unveils Emeya, its first hyper-GT car
Lotus has unveiled Emeya, the company’s next all-electric model and its first four-door hyper-GT. The launch happened as part of a three-day immersive experience in New York City, with the event set to be open to the public for one day only on September 9.
The top specification model for Emeya features Lotus’ high-power dual motor set-up that delivers a top speed of more than 155mph (250km/h) and can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100km/h) in under 2.8 seconds, making it one of the fastest electric GTs in the world.
The performance of Emeya is complemented by Lotus’ market-leading charging capabilities. It can add 93 miles (150km) of range with approximately five minutes of charge using a 350kW DC fast charger, as well as boost range up to 80% within 18 minutes.
Production is expected to begin in 2024, with the Emeya joining as a flagship model in Lotus’ line-up of luxury lifestyle electric vehicles, part of the company’s vision to become a global performance brand by 2028.
Emeya has been designed with advanced sustainable materials that are also sustainably sourced, to reduce its carbon footprint. This includes a new luxury thread made from repurposed fibres from the fashion industry – as well as PVD aluminium, Alcantara, Nappa leather, and Ultrafabrics PU.
Feng Qingfeng, CEO of Lotus Group, said: “Bringing together our rich heritage with intelligent performance and the latest cutting-edge technologies, we’re pushing the boundaries for how a luxury electric vehicle should look and handle– making it truly for the drivers.”
Ben Payne, vice-president of design at Lotus Group, added: “This is a Lotus like you have never seen before. We’ve built on everything Lotus has achieved so far to create a luxury performance car for the drivers, designed to inspire confidence, exhilarate with raw emotion and pure joy – connecting them to the road.”
Lotus confirmed that further information on Emeya will be released later this year, with details on market availability and pricing announced at a future date.