A 62 mph sprint is claimed to take less than 2.8 seconds in the new electric four-door, which otherwise looks quite similar to the Eletre SUV.
The British company Lotus is known for its lightweight sports vehicles, so the release of the 5500-plus-pound Eletre electric SUV was a huge step outside of their comfort zone. In that light, the release of the new 2025 Lotus Emeya EV is not quite as startling, while being vastly different from an Elise or an Emira. The new four-door Emeya hatchback is the Eletre’s brother. It shares the Eletre’s motor and design, but its lower, more aerodynamic profile promises even better performance.
While we may not understand what Lotus means by “Hyper-GT,” we can see that the Emeya is designed to take on the likes of the Porsche Taycan, Lucid Air, and Tesla Model S. Therefore, it has robust front and rear electric motors and a large battery pack (102 kWh, to be exact). Emeya’s top-tier configuration promises an astounding 905 horsepower and 727 pound-feet of torque, while the base setup is slated to offer the same 603 horsepower and 523 pound-feet of torque as the lower-spec Eletre versions. Like the Taycan, this model will only offer a manual transmission.
Lotus claims that the 905-hp version of the Emeya will accelerate to 62 mph in less than 2.8 seconds and have a top speed of 159 mph, despite the fact that it, like the Eletre, is expected to be somewhat heavy. It has a normal air suspension and deployable aerodynamic pieces like a rear diffuser and a spoiler at the back to increase downforce when going fast.
Although official figures for the Emeya’s range are not yet available, Lotus has stated that it will be comparable to that of the Eletre, which is between 260 and 315 miles (depending on configuration). DC fast charging at up to 350 kilowatts is possible with the Emeya.
Alcantara, Nappa leather, and aluminum give the cabin a cutting-edge appearance. The availability of a 55.0-inch augmented reality head-up display and a huge infotainment touchscreen for the dashboard is in the works. Bucket seats in the back are seen, but there will also be an optional rear bench to increase seating capacity to five people. When the trunk cover is down, a reasonably roomy storage compartment is exposed.
According to Lotus, the Emeya will go into production in 2024, with a 2025 release date for the United States. The price tag hasn’t been announced yet, but we expect it to cost well over $150,000 for the top 905-hp model and well over $100,000 for the base model.
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