New 900hp Lotus: Faster than BMW & Porsche!

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 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+ !

So would you select a over a BMW or Porsche? Let us understand in the remarks!

Big drag race:


61 responses to “New 900hp Lotus: Faster than BMW & Porsche!”

  1. Abay Amangali Avatar
    Abay Amangali

    Congrats on 8mil Mat and the carwow team!

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

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    Drop a LIKE on this comment to congratulate Mat & the team for hitting 8m subs! 🎉🎉🎉🎉

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      Thanks to 8m subscribers

    2. Ash Avatar

      Congrats CarWow team! Great info, but here’s my two cents. Lotus would sell twice as many cars if they made them hybrid, so it could meet the demands of a broader set of consumers. Sadly though, development of hybrids are more expensive than either ICE or all-electric on their own because it has to incorporate a little of both technologies. Companies like Toyota/Lexus and Mercedes can do it because of their deeper pockets and incentives on the back-end to make the investment. Lotus makes amazing cars, but for decades has always been a disaster in the accounting department. Even with Geely funding them, I doubt they have the financial know-how necessary to reach a broader audience than their core British market. Brilliant engineers, building amazing cars that simply don’t make enough money. From my Canadian perspective living in a vast sparsely populated region with harsh weather conditions, all I see from Lotus is world-class engineering that’s unable to reach enough of the world to allow them to survive against more formidable competition with the resources able to reach a broader set of consumers. Can’t wait to get my next AMG … probably a hybrid.

    3. Okith De Silva Avatar
      Okith De Silva

      Congratulations Mat and Carwow team!

    4. Matthew Norman Avatar
      Matthew Norman

      We need a Hyundai Getz sx on this channel day 180

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  3. Morena Singo Avatar
    Morena Singo

    I’d pay good money to see Mat’s Evija vs Nevera drag race.😩

    1. Laura Guiot Avatar
      Laura Guiot

      ​@Cassie Renie lmao sorry about your rugged project mate

    2. brahim Avatar

      Woww You guys know her too ? Hearing about this much about her makes me so proud of her
      I was able to move out my old apartment and start my restaurant thanks to her

    3. Josemon Saji Avatar
      Josemon Saji

      @187-Lausbubenbande what?

    4. Mike Armstrong Avatar
      Mike Armstrong

      Why? It’s normally free. What a waste of money 🤑

    5. Pajtim Hasani Avatar
      Pajtim Hasani

      No you wouldn’t.

  4. Paul TC Avatar
    Paul TC

    Lotus is like a luxury MG nowadays. Chinese owned, focused mainly on EVs, british origins.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yes. Or even mix of MG and Vauxhall.

  5. nikdolp9 Avatar

    Feels kinda wrong for Lotus to suddenly become all electric and large and heavy, it goes completely against the reason why Lotus exists. I get it, the money has to come from somewhere but still…

    1. Dark Matter Avatar
      Dark Matter

      It was the same story with Porsche. It was an outrage that they did the Cayenne, but if it wasn’t for that car, Porsche wouldn’t have made the money to continue developing the stunning 911s. Hopefully a mainstream Lotus model will be the same cash cow for lotus to be able to develop true-to form lightweight sports cars in the future.

    2. TheHesK9 Avatar

      @Dark Matter spot on

    3. nikdolp9 Avatar

      @Dark Matter They said Emira is their last gas powered vehicle tho. They may have the lightest electric sports car, but the fundamentals of Lotus won’t be there as it will always be noticeably heavier. Also it won’t be a raw driving experience anymore. Btw i have nothing against EVs, I’m just sad, that brands like Lotus are kinda losing its soul when they are building electric SUVs.

    4. Lucky Avatar

      @Fred MG is more popular than over so doesnt matter

  6. IIIRattleHeadIII Avatar

    First Ferrari makes an SUV now Lotus make a saloon and an SUV… this world is doomed.

    1. IIIRattleHeadIII Avatar

      @UtopiaYA Do you understand that batteries cause more harm than good. Just because you take the damage outside of the city, doesn’t mean that they don’t damage the environment. All that lithium being mined and processed and all the batteries that are disposed.

      You want healthy? Decentralize the population and use alternative fuels for cars, right now they are making a new type of synthetic fuel from water and the CO2 in the air that has next to no pollution and is already in production, but on a very limited scale so it’s expensive for now.

      Also while making the fuel they clean the oceans slightly and clean the air from CO2.

    2. Ertugrul Bae Avatar
      Ertugrul Bae

      And BMW made a beaver pig hybrid

    3. Flouschen4k Avatar

      Peace sells, and sadly so do evs 😂

    4. TheHesK9 Avatar

      Lotus has already made 2 saloons in the past…

    5. Freddy Bell Avatar
      Freddy Bell

      Nothing is wrong with a saloon. Sibs are needed to make sports cars.

  7. MLX71 Avatar

    Lotus has promised a lot in recent decades, but delivered very little. Seeing is believing. So let this one really come.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Agree. Lotus seemingly declined quite rapidly.

    2. swiss_crypto Avatar

      The Emira seems to be a huge success though

    3. Omg I am so triggered but Avatar
      Omg I am so triggered but

      Yes, hence the reason Lotus was sold to Geely in 2017. Lotus recipe wasnt working for them, where everyone is turning to hybrid and electric SUVs making small and nimble sport cars obviously isnt gonna make your company bloom. Geely has invested a ton of money and technology shared with their own brand’s lineup and Lotus is about to jump heavily in next 5-10 years. Chinese did the same with MG and Volvo(Polestar). Chinese market is very different due to their emmision laws so most of the car engines are being downsized to 4 cylinders with a hybrid engine or going fully electric. Asia and China in particular is their main market focus so their cars are suited for that, rest of the sales will still happen all across world, even if the formula for Lotus is changed.

  8. Orkhan Balashli Avatar
    Orkhan Balashli

    the M5 killer might just be the next-gen m5

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Or even next gen M1.

    2. 1001speedster Avatar

      @Purwanti Allan will there be a next gen m1? About time BMW makes a new supercar.

    3. Hassan Ger Avatar
      Hassan Ger

      BMW is currently a unique brand on its own.
      Hardly that any company could compete with them…

      BMW became the benchmark for the luxury-performance auto industry.

    4. Lars Stougaard Avatar
      Lars Stougaard

      MI6 approves 👌

  9. D Avatar

    The RS6 E-Tron looks pretty 😎👌

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      So did the Mitsubishi MIEV and Toyota Prius 09.

  10. MaLa Avatar

    And it absolutly aligns with the philosophy of the company’s founder: small, light-weight car, not too much power, a light and raw driving experience hence not too much comfort.
    Always great when a company is lead with respect and dignity and doesn’t sell out to go the ordinary way!

    1. Larry C Avatar
      Larry C

      ❤Evija ⚡️🔥

    2. Aitor Gallego Avatar
      Aitor Gallego

      We have Alpine now, the same philosophy but actually well made

    3. Eggyman Avatar

      Would people really rather be a snob and let lotus die? I’m glad their trying to survive because apparently a majority of people on here would rather see them die.

    4. Omg I am so triggered but Avatar
      Omg I am so triggered but

      @Eggyman fr lol everyone “loves their cars” but how many of them would even consider getting it over something like a Porsche. Its a pure driver’s wet dream that nobody buys. Im glad Geely bought them because at least they have a future, whether or not it be electric.

    5. Sandouras Avatar

      @V. S. The old ways sent Lotus to bankruptcy. Also fossil fuels will be banned soon, so hate it or love it, batteries are here to stay, so Lotus cant do anything about it.

  11. V. S. Avatar
    V. S.

    This thing still looks like a crossover.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      More like SUV Crossover.

    2. Carlos Leon Avatar
      Carlos Leon

      it’s just a render

  12. TechCer Avatar

    Congrats Carwow. Your videos are great and you all deserve more than 8 million subscribers.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yes. And its simply awesome.

  13. Antonio Absalon Aquino Avatar
    Antonio Absalon Aquino

    Still feel the 1994 to 2004 Lotus Esprit V8, has always been an underrated and underappreciated Car.

    1. Purwanti Allan Avatar
      Purwanti Allan

      Yes. Also the Lotus Esprit Sport 350 and Esprit GT1.

  14. Dazzlernator Avatar

    Call me a dinosaur but a huge part of a car’s appeal to me is the noise it makes. To date, the McMurtry is the only non-ICE car I’ve been truly excited about.

    With Lotus’ new strategy, save the Emira, it goes against what I always thought the company stood for in designing lightweight, nimble cars as reducing weight was deemed the single best way to improve a car’s performance. Now all the engineering looks like it is made to deal with the added weight of the batteries and to satisfy the marketing team to promote 2,000bhp figures.

  15. Florian J Avatar
    Florian J

    I’m extremely excited about a Porsche Taycan GT(3?) model. I guess this will be less powerful than the Lucid and also the Model S Plaid, but it’ll outperform both by far.
    Porsche always deliver. The 911 Turbo S was an absolutely beast at that time and I guess the new Taycan will be the same in the BEV World like the Turbo S in the ICE non hybrid world…

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    2. Makko727 Avatar

      Yeah it might beat the Tesla but not entirely sure about the lucid, if you’re talking about straight line speed then the lucid would walk them both but cornering might be a different story

    3. Florian J Avatar
      Florian J

      @Makko727 yes, straight line speed the Lucid is safe superior. But this is not what I would expect from a sportscar. I guess the new Taycan will set a new Nürburgring Nordschleife track record and this is what counts most. A car like these have to handle more than just a small 0-60 time in my opinion.

    4. Makko727 Avatar

      @Florian J yeah no I agree, but it’ll be exciting to see as both the Porsche and lucid are both made on the track (I’m not sure I would call them sports cars more like super sedans or something but that is just me) but I’m excited to see how quick those two will be on the track

  16. Oliver Gilbert Avatar
    Oliver Gilbert

    I think I actually am all for this kind of development, so long as it is there to fund the development of a lightweight, handling focused sports car, even if it is an ev…

  17. Okith De Silva Avatar
    Okith De Silva

    Congratulations Mat and Carwow team for 8M subscribers! Mat and Carwow team never fails to wow us with all these awesome videos!

  18. Okith De Silva Avatar
    Okith De Silva

    Imagine the design and performance of Lotus cars in future!

  19. Stephen Lane Avatar
    Stephen Lane

    Looks fantastic. Can’t wait to see it in the road locally 👌

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