Lotus has been around for 75 years and is extensively known for releasing small petrol-powered sports cars like the Elise. Nevertheless, in more recent times it's turned its attention to electrical vehicles, consisting of the Emira & Evija sports cars and the Eletre SUV.
All three cars have actually been released to critical recognition, and Lotus is now turning its attention to an all-electric saloon. Nevertheless, this is no regular saloon – it's likely to produce more power and be less expensive than market-leading saloons such as the AMG E63 S!
But how do we know this? Well for starters, it's been validated that Lotus is dealing with a saloon. And it's likewise been confirmed that it will share the same platform as used in the Eletre SUV. However, we likewise understand that an Eletre R is due in the future, which is set to come with double electrical motors to produce an extraordinary 918hp – making it among the fastest electric SUVs on the planet!
What's more, we likewise know that the Eletre starts from under ₤ 90,000, with the Eletre R costing around ₤ 120,000. So given that a saloon is most likely to be cheaper to develop than an SUV, it's reasonable to presume that a saloon developed on the same platform might come in slightly more affordable, which would make it more effective and quicker than the ₤ 140,000+ Taycan Turbo S!
So would you select a Lotus saloon over a BMW or Porsche? Let us understand in the remarks!
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