Lotus Evija EXCLUSIVE First Drive: fully electric hypercar prototype track tested | Top Gear

Winner of the 'One to Watch' gong in the TopGear.com Electric Awards, it's the £2.4m Lotus Evija. Well, a prototype of the upcoming electric hypercar. And we've got the world exclusive first drive video for you, with Top Gear Magazine editor Jack Rix behind the wheel. Can a 1,600bhp electric prototype really handle like the cars of Lotus legend? Let's find out.

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  • Top Gear
    Top GearΠριν μήνα

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  • Neo Lake

    Neo Lake

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    @Craig O 100%!

  • masskilla469


    Πριν μήνα

    Taycan is slow!

  • Stanley Masterson

    Stanley Masterson

    Πριν μήνα

    1:58 Door panels don't align perfectly... yep, it's a Lotus

  • Craig O

    Craig O

    Πριν μήνα

    And so the dominoes fall, China's take over strategy of western industry is apparently not transparent enough for TopGear to see. Short-term gain for failed companies like Lotus and its employees. Long-term pain for our children's children under the yoke of Chinese authoritarian rule. If you think their influence will stop at owning western companies think again. With control of companies comes control of politics and ideology. If you think this is far-fetched then you are either in denial or stupid. If you cannot see their strategy of creeping in through the cracks and fissures using brands like Lotus then you are also in denial or stupid. Maybe we deserve have our freedoms taken away, the freedoms that generations over hundreds of years have fought for, if we are this cretinous and weak-willed.

  • SP33DD3M0N_21


    Πριν μήνα

    But what about the Tesla roadster MK2?

  • Jim Smith
    Jim SmithΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Why isn't Harris doing this?

  • ND
    NDΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Honestly, it reminds me of the radio controlled cars I used to play with 30 years ago, so it just doesn’t seem futuristic to me. Different from ICE yes. More futuristic... meh. It’s a cool car, but doesn’t blow me away.

  • Stephen Tokko
    Stephen TokkoΠριν 2 ημέρες

    For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6:23) Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Corinthians 6:9-10) And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all men every where to repent: (Acts 17:30)

  • Tanner Smiley
    Tanner SmileyΠριν 2 ημέρες

    I think we need a new Need For Speed movie

  • Andreas G
    Andreas GΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Ugly car 🤮

  • K T
    K TΠριν 2 ημέρες

    Look forward to drag race up against Chiron

  • Getulio Carvalho Júnior
    Getulio Carvalho JúniorΠριν 4 ημέρες

    This car is so boring.

  • Matt H
    Matt HΠριν 4 ημέρες

    0-62 in 3.3 seconds? My stock v8 SUV can do that.

  • Contract Fortune
    Contract FortuneΠριν 6 ημέρες

    Beautiful car.. But no pipe music? These electric hypercars are going to suck..

  • Maurice Conger
    Maurice CongerΠριν 7 ημέρες

    looks & sounds like a Formula E car

  • Max Ackerny
    Max AckernyΠριν 9 ημέρες

    Damn..... that thing is gorgeous, but i would rather have rimac nevera or even a roadster

  • สมัน อุ่มพิมาย
    สมัน อุ่มพิมายΠριν 11 ημέρες

    Car ☹️ 200mhp

  • I Ivanoff
    I IvanoffΠριν 12 ημέρες

    I'm sorry but Lotus has never been a hyper car.....

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    Well very obviously, it IS now. Absolutely.

  • MyPlateMyFate
    MyPlateMyFateΠριν 13 ημέρες

    Eat your heart out Ford GT.

  • AN D1
    AN D1Πριν 13 ημέρες

    This (with a proper engine) should be the new Exige not a stupid 2.4m EV

  • BullDog
    BullDogΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Top Gear - Testing in the rain....boring

  • Mart j
    Mart jΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Another pointless toy for rich people, life must be hard if you need one of these.

  • nouri zakaria
    nouri zakariaΠριν 16 ημέρες

    i dont like the heandlights, gives it a gallardo vibe. the rear is amazing tho

  • mccleerymichaelable
    mccleerymichaelableΠριν 16 ημέρες

    A fantastic review and an absolutely fantastic car. And the wrap design is pretty sweet too!! Can't wait to see what the future holds for Lotus.

  • jumpman120
    jumpman120Πριν 17 ημέρες

    So beautiful car

  • Anon Ymoose
    Anon YmooseΠριν 17 ημέρες

    electric cars are such a scam. the only point of them is to stop burning fossil fuels. But the fossil fuels still need to be burned to produce them. So in 2 scenarios 1) non electric = fossil fuels burned. 2) electric = fossil fuels burned and a lot of left over toxic waste.

  • Anon Ymoose
    Anon YmooseΠριν 17 ημέρες

    the future of racing, 20 minute pit stops to recharge

  • Firdaus Hlovate
    Firdaus HlovateΠριν 18 ημέρες

    The color tone looks like the latest Mercedes-AMG Formula 1 car

  • Bhumit Sejwal
    Bhumit SejwalΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Lovely Car!🤑

  • xlukas
    xlukasΠριν 18 ημέρες

    Who is this guy? Why dont you let chris driving those crazy cars? Every time when there is some really special car, there is this guy instead of chris.

  • Fiba_dan 6
    Fiba_dan 6Πριν 19 ημέρες

    2.4 mill for a silent iphone lol

  • hofferjh
    hofferjhΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Real cars run on Gas

  • hofferjh
    hofferjhΠριν 20 ημέρες

    Speaker garbage trash

  • kokuz0512
    kokuz0512Πριν 20 ημέρες

    2.5 million pound car. Gotta love the rusty steering column. 😀

  • TinyBearTim
    TinyBearTimΠριν 20 ημέρες

    So you could do what you wanted a you drew lines that. Don’t even line up with the lights

  • cheesed to meet you
    cheesed to meet youΠριν 21 ημέρα

    I love it, but 15x the price of the Tesla Roadster? definitely not worth it.

  • Steve Keate
    Steve KeateΠριν 21 ημέρα

    This is the first time I've ever heard an electric engine sound so... powerful. Almost completely unlike a vacuum cleaner.

  • Ben Stephenson
    Ben StephensonΠριν 21 ημέρα

    The only thing I could focus on in this video was how much it sounds like a washing machine 😂

  • Kerem Arman
    Kerem ArmanΠριν 21 ημέρα

    Great design but I don't think I would order it -assuming I win the lottery this weekend. The battery capacity is a bit more than Nissan Leaf. For example if you want to go to a trackday the battery will be depleted by the time you finish your first lap. Or you will need a diesel car and a trailer to bring it anywhere.

  • mpauls85
    mpauls85Πριν 22 ημέρες

    Looks great, probably drives great, insane acceleration --- sounds absolutely horrible. I'd rather have a naturally aspirated 6 clinder, thanks. Emotionally this does nothing for me.

  • Yar D Blah
    Yar D BlahΠριν 22 ημέρες

    I like the 2 japanese sleeping pods in the rear

  • Chris Epler
    Chris EplerΠριν 23 ημέρες


  • Fida' Fauzi
    Fida' FauziΠριν 23 ημέρες

    i think I’m the only one knows this car from asphalt 8

  • Tom The cat
    Tom The catΠριν 23 ημέρες

    It's sounds like a jet engine 😳✈

  • Roman Hundred percent
    Roman Hundred percentΠριν 24 ημέρες

    pick up this car in a store , and go , nice to see them !

  • dragonlock12345
    dragonlock12345Πριν 24 ημέρες

    The front looks like a Lamborghini Gallardo

  • An honda Civic
    An honda CivicΠριν 25 ημέρες

    This gives me hope that their electric elise replacement will be good

  • Dali Garwinder Lama
    Dali Garwinder LamaΠριν 25 ημέρες

    Can't wait to see these paper tigers show and prove themselves in the WEC! Hyper Car Class

  • Xi Jinping
    Xi JinpingΠριν 25 ημέρες

    Autojournalism just doesn't work without Jeremy, James and Richard. The way they emphasize elements of the car they're reviewing, it's almost art. I'd argue it is. Their use of the English Language in autojournalism is unparalleled and unmatched.

  • Leo McCartney
    Leo McCartneyΠριν 26 ημέρες

    Crazy car!!

  • Professionally Irresponsible
    Professionally IrresponsibleΠριν 26 ημέρες

    If I could afford one it would definitely be the car I’d buy.

  • •Stepford• •fox•
    •Stepford• •fox•Πριν 26 ημέρες

    Bottom Gear

  • RebornX 'N Cars
    RebornX 'N CarsΠριν 26 ημέρες

    That's one sexy car. I love the whining noise 💯

  • asioe kiou
    asioe kiouΠριν 27 ημέρες

    The conversation at the end sounds promising, real sense of busyness. Here's hoping Geely dont turn Lotus into the next MG rebranding exercise of Chinese cars.

  • Inigo Montoya
    Inigo MontoyaΠριν 27 ημέρες

    So this is a track toy that you can do a few laps in before needing a charge or a car you can drive on the road for a very limited time with overwhelming range anxiety. Who is this thing supposed to be for?

  • Jordan Chong
    Jordan ChongΠριν 28 ημέρες

    Lotus is back

  • asioe kiou

    asioe kiou

    Πριν 27 ημέρες

    Gotta charge it more than a smartphone in 2021 😂😆 Jokes on who?!

  • kolim jone
    kolim joneΠριν 28 ημέρες

    In my opinion, this is the most beautiful Lotus EVER!!😃

  • Brandon m
    Brandon mΠριν 28 ημέρες

    This lotus looks good on every angle!

    YG BLAYZΠριν 28 ημέρες

    2.4 million ain’t bad

  • Kris
    KrisΠριν 28 ημέρες

    I can't help but point out that rusty bit behind the steering wheel is driving me nuts... ; )

  • Dean Ervik
    Dean ErvikΠριν 28 ημέρες


  • vbddfy euuyt
    vbddfy euuytΠριν 29 ημέρες

    What a dark horse this has turned out to be. Gorgeous.

  • Inse van houts
    Inse van houtsΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Holy. Lotus outdid themselves and all of the competition with this. Absolutely stunning

    LOLHICRONOΠριν 29 ημέρες

    electric cars that don't look like your typical ugly electric car is always a pleasant thing to see

  • vbddfy euuyt

    vbddfy euuyt

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    like that.

  • mark dance
    mark danceΠριν 29 ημέρες

    I’m confused ? So it looks epic , has lots of power - but isn’t as fast 0-60 or 0-100 as say a Tesla S plaid plus yet costs 20 times or more as much to buy . Is this the new Lexus LFA of the electric car world I wonder

  • oiuet souiu

    oiuet souiu

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    If they make a hothatch or family crossover that is fun I can guarantee you I won't even think twice I will buy it

  • boris veenstra
    boris veenstraΠριν 29 ημέρες

    No not a fan, for that kind of money I would rather own a Porsche 918 hybrid !

  • Neo Lake
    Neo LakeΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Hydrogen is the future NOT batteries! China own the battery industry and will hold us all to ransom!

  • Brian Lee
    Brian LeeΠριν μήνα

    looks great but range is an issue or is it meant for a quick blast on a track?

  • X the Fire
    X the FireΠριν μήνα

    What a shame , no rev sound

  • Graeme Wilson
    Graeme WilsonΠριν μήνα

    Great just about to leave for Canberra from Gold Coast via no express roads only back roads 2500ks in 3 days really want one of these. Lotus this is not the type of car you should be making i know its the future but how about a hybrid first

  • seeni gzty

    seeni gzty

    Πριν μήνα

    How does 1600hp only translate to 3.3s 0-62, and 2000hp 'only' under 3s? Tesla claim the model S plaid with 1100hp will do it in less than 2s. I'm sure the Evija has a huge

  • experiment54
    experiment54Πριν μήνα

    Gotta charge it more than a smartphone in 2021 😂😆 Jokes on who?!

  • Blue Ridge DSIA
    Blue Ridge DSIAΠριν μήνα

    the rusty steering wheel mount.. ?? EHH and the sound effects added because this thing makes no noise are just meh. Electric cars wont be much fun to watch.

  • Jamshir Goorabian
    Jamshir GoorabianΠριν μήνα

    Possibly the most underrated car manufacturer today. That thing looks stunning and I'm sure it rides even better!

  • Swipe Konme
    Swipe KonmeΠριν μήνα

    the first half is how all such vids should be made, that whistle was delicious, i want one already

  • Nalak Prince
    Nalak PrinceΠριν μήνα

    I see artistic licence in the Top Gear edit room is still creating some odd videos, dry, then wet then dry etc... 😆😆

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    AntoniuszΠριν μήνα

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  • Super G V2
    Super G V2Πριν μήνα

    The backoff on that lotus is juicy... What a stud!

  • General Apathy
    General ApathyΠριν μήνα

    So just over two laps of the Nurburgring before being drained... :/

  • Michael Bergantzel
    Michael BergantzelΠριν μήνα

    "It feels naturally aspirated" - uh, that is doubtful. The phenomenon is part of the engine programming to manage traction (apart from traction control) without having to resort to overly large tires. But maybe you are right - maybe Lotus programmed the motors to emulate the disadvantages of internal combustion engine powerbands. Maybe their buyers like that.

  • mijuo roui

    mijuo roui

    Πριν μήνα

    This car is all rimac parts. Rimac's car will be first to market. It is not possible for lotus to get to %100 power if rimac is at %92 and lotus is at %78 right now. When rimac gets

  • Kane Howl
    Kane HowlΠριν μήνα

    If they make a hothatch or family crossover that is fun I can guarantee you I won't even think twice I will buy it

  • Kyle Pointer
    Kyle PointerΠριν μήνα

    Ah yes, another gorgeous, agile and fast Lotus. But this one is electric. So this will likely be the LEAST reliable electric car on the road. Let's be honest, we all love Lotus. But they aren't exactly know for their dependability.

  • Skip741 x
    Skip741 xΠριν μήνα

    underwhelming 0-60 time

  • God of Hell Fire
    God of Hell FireΠριν μήνα


  • Kyron Smarcaro
    Kyron SmarcaroΠριν μήνα

    Im just happy Lotus is back on the game, big time!

  • coupsdestylo
    coupsdestyloΠριν μήνα

    replace the tape with colour changing light strips that are invisible when turned off

  • pilchtastic
    pilchtasticΠριν μήνα

    How does 1600hp only translate to 3.3s 0-62, and 2000hp 'only' under 3s? Tesla claim the model S plaid with 1100hp will do it in less than 2s. I'm sure the Evija has a huge amount more downforce, but it also weighs almost 500kg less. So what gives? Not to mention that the Gemera, a 4 seater family car (!) that has 300hp less and weighs 300kg more, can do it in 1.9s.

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    The Koenigsegg Gemera can do NOTHING, it's not even testing properly or thoroughly that I know of.

  • Harley Collins

    Harley Collins

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    The electric motors are tuned for better high-end acceleration (where electric cars tend to drop off), hence the stat about it doing 124-186mph in half the time of a Chiron.

  • Soinas Doyi

    Soinas Doyi

    Πριν μήνα

    The front light design doesn't match the rest of the car at all.

  • F Letch
    F LetchΠριν μήνα

    No thanks. The evocative sound of spin drying doesn't float my boat.

  • louie b
    louie bΠριν μήνα

    Where the f$ck is Chris?

  • Chris K
    Chris KΠριν μήνα

    Is nobody talking about the fact that it sounds like tea is ready when you hit the accelerator?

  • Sidhant Megh9
    Sidhant Megh9Πριν μήνα

    Lotus Evija 🆚 Rimac C2 Drag Race 🏁

  • Hashim Mehmood
    Hashim MehmoodΠριν μήνα

    Stupendous DESIGN!

    EDO DJROYALΠριν μήνα

    Front headlights are so common and played out.

  • drdrew101
    drdrew101Πριν μήνα

    Beautiful and exciting - really good job Lotus! I only wish it sounded better...

  • glock45 cloutriders
    glock45 cloutridersΠριν μήνα

    "so what do you think the new electric lotus should look like. make sure it doesnt look like other cars" "lamborghini, but actually also ferrari. will that be a problem? " "no. super easy. barely an inconvenience"

  • sannio komi

    sannio komi

    Πριν μήνα

    wonderful car and specs, but cant stop thibking that is has design similarities to the gallardo

  • ETIT
    ETITΠριν μήνα

    This car is all rimac parts. Rimac's car will be first to market. It is not possible for lotus to get to %100 power if rimac is at %92 and lotus is at %78 right now. When rimac gets to %100 lotus will be at %90. The range on this lotus is obviously for track use. Pretty pointless. Just buy a rimac. He also mentioned lotus is out of money. No date on when the customers take delivery. If only they started putting turbo Honda motors in the exige it would actually be a car people want.

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Πριν 10 ημέρες

    Lotus are OWNED by Geely? How TF are "out of money?". Plus he STATED production manufactring and customer deliveries? Are you deaf?

  • Lucio Amorim
    Lucio AmorimΠριν μήνα

    Always a soft spot for Lotus. Just hoping they don’t sell their souls into the fat suv trend. Also, I’d like make mine in black + golden stripes all around as in the classic F1 JPS scheme, please.

  • FamilyFirstJ
    FamilyFirstJΠριν μήνα

    Rimac is going down in history as a legend.

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    Rimac have nothing to do with this project. So your comments irrelevant and misplaced.

  • sm v
    sm vΠριν μήνα

    what's with the mild steel connector taken from a 1987 twin cam corolla

  • Hayden LaFreniere
    Hayden LaFreniereΠριν μήνα

    So what’s the electric holy trinity of cars gonna be ?

  • lilmario0
    lilmario0Πριν μήνα

    The front light design doesn't match the rest of the car at all.

  • ja-ki dnb
    ja-ki dnbΠριν μήνα

    the noise says F-Zero.... we're getting there folks!

  • Chris Beck
    Chris BeckΠριν μήνα

    Great work guys. Now it's time to grab some Geely SUVs, throw some aero on, paint them yellow and plonk a lotus badge on them and watch the money pour in.

  • julio montiel
    julio montielΠριν μήνα

    Random question but what kind of nikes are you wearing?

  • bilij pdan
    bilij pdanΠριν μήνα

    Straight out of Tron. I love it