Lotus is set to stun the world with a new electric hypercar
Auto Zone Dec 7, 2018
The new model will be worked in entirely constrained numbers, and will be the quickest, most costly and most extreme model made by Lotus in its 70-year history.
The project is shrouded in secrecy at Lotus’s Hethel headquarters in Norfolk, but Autocar UK understands it has been given the codename Omega and development work is well under way, with a reveal of a concept version set for next year.
Further details are scarce at this stage, but Autocar UK can confirm the new model will use a bespoke all-electric drivetrain when it launches early in the next decade.
The £2m-plus price tag will propel Lotus into a rarefied league it has never gone near before; the firm has only recently started selling some variants of its models for more than £100,000 (Rs 90 lakh), including the Exige and 3-Eleven.