Last weekend in New York, Lotus unveiled the Emeya Study, a prototype of what could be its new flagship. It is a four-door sedan, an electric GT with 904 horsepower positioned as a true hypercar.
This is more than a prototype. This is an ambitious project with the green light for production and represents a new step towards the future of the brand, of British origin and Chinese ownership, which has been on the market for 75 years. Throughout this period, Lotus models have always been characterized by the highest sportiness, but always accompanied by comfort and elegance in their models. Legendary cars like the Elan, Esprit or Elise, in addition to a great history of competition within Formula 1 mark its history.
The new Lotus Emeya aims to set a new benchmark for how a Lotus drives and feels. To do this, it will combine the company’s 75 years of experience in engineering and design with the latest advanced innovations. All this to provide drivers with an electric car that is exciting to drive and has outstanding performance.
The proof is its benefits. The power of its engines is 904 HP, while its torque is 1000 Nm. This makes it one of the fastest sedans on the market. Its acceleration capacity is brutal: it allows you to go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.8 seconds. Undoubtedly an impressive number that is helped to push the two electric motors from the moment of acceleration. Its top speed is also remarkable, especially if we consider that it is a 100% electric car. Not less than 256 km/h.
Up to 350 kW
But in an electric car, not only its motors count, but above all its autonomy and recharging capacity. In this sense, the car is truly groundbreaking because it allows the batteries to be recharged with direct current of up to 350 kW. With this, every time we find a charging point like this, we can get 150 km of autonomy in just 5 minutes or recharge from 10 to 80% of its battery in 18 minutes. The capacity of this battery is 102 kW/h. And as far as its autonomy is concerned, it has not yet been officially announced so the brand says it is similar to the Eletre, where it covers between 500 and 600 km.
It is a very technological car and includes advanced and active aerodynamic features, such as the new active front grille, rear diffuser and rear spoiler. All this, combined with a very low center of gravity, which Lotus calls “hyperposition”. It improves stability and sets a new standard in the GT segment for excellent ride and handling.
The Emeya has an electronically controlled air suspension system. Its advanced sensors analyze the road 1,000 times per second and automatically adjust the vehicle’s suspensions to ensure the smoothest ride.
The new Lotus model is designed with advanced lightweight materials that are sustainably sourced to reduce its carbon footprint. It includes a new fabric made from used fibers from the fashion industry, as well as PVD aluminum, Alcantara and Nappa leather.
Emeya joins Lotus’ line-up of luxury electric vehicles as a new flagship model, and is part of the company’s vision to become a global performance brand by 2028. Production of the vehicle is expected to begin in 2024.
The world premiere of Emeya Studio took place in the heart of New York City, as part of a three-day immersive brand experience showcasing the past, present and future of the Lotus brand.