James May's first look at the 2000hp Lotus Evija

Publisert 6. jan.. 2021
James May loves looking into the future of the automotive landscape, and he did just that through a day with the stunning Lotus Evija hypercar.
2000hp, £2 million and all the EV geekery you could possibly hope for. Take it away, Mr May...
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  • If you fancy a behind the scenes look at this shoot, check out my video: bit.ly/EvijaBTS

    • @its_topguN twitchtv I clicked the link, and it just leads to her BTS video, just like she said, so I dunno what you're talking about.

    • @Eirik Olsen because its obvious a scam or some fishy link. If you look close the s in http is missing. The s stands for secure 😊

    • What's with all the mean comments lol?

    • woman dont drive please!!!!

    • Why you hate cheese and wine :(

  • Who cares

  • And then you realize China has gone from making the Weego - a Smart knockoff - to a 2000 hp car...

  • Love that old zx7r at the beginning

  • yeah i own a vehicle that was shown in drivtribe it was the kawasaki zxr 750 in the beginning :D

  • They need to check out the bugatti bolide

  • Looks very nice in that yellow

  • I wonder how this is going to compete against other electric performance cars such as the Tesla roadster

  • Far out!

  • Wait.. @timthetatman music.

  • That is the slowest thing i have ever seen. The door that is.

  • The first Electric car to give me proper chills down my back. 🤔 They're still going.

  • I’m more interested in that zxr in the background.

  • Lotus, why must you always try and bankrupt yourself?

  • Idk this looks a lot like the la Ferrari

  • May: I can't drive it because it's a prototype Lotus: Shhh...we just said that because we thought Hammond was coming

  • Is it weird how the cars that need parking sensors and reverse cameras all over the most, r the ones that hardly have any

  • James may walked in like a grumpy kid who just got woken up early morning to go to school

  • I hate electric cars 😤😤

  • LOTUS : "Lots of trouble, usually serious"

  • great video. the footage is so clean and has such a beautiful imagery. well done Lucy!

  • I hope James May isn’t claustrophobic: It’ll be a while before he’s released.

  • "Sports" cars have become blobs of glitz. In as much time as it takes to get in and out, I could have made the trip in my pickup truck. My main question is W H Y do we need electric cars?

  • Does it drive?

  • So no toyota parts

  • Any other gamers first thoughts upon reading the thumbnail was something about a defensive build?😂

  • Urgh, another dumb stupidly powerful hypercar. Wake me up when we have affordable electric sports cars and the infrastructure to support them.

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  • LOL I think I’ll wait for 5,000 hp car to buy one.

  • 2.2 million pounds. Sure, let me just check my sofa cushions.

  • Looks like the t20 from gta v

  • That would be too fast to follow any flying bird in The Speed Of Birds.

    • Could have picked a better colour.

  • Lots of trouble usually serious

  • So tell me about the carbon footprint James ... ?

  • Looks like a Ferrari F8

  • Hennessy venom F5 > anything Lotus.

  • Lotus: so what should we make our new car look like? Lotus designer: What if we bred a Lamborgini with a Ferrari

  • Try not going to the futur Hammond way, I heard it hurts

  • 2.2m?? Take it, it's yours.

  • I purchased a Lotus Esprit new when the Bond film came out. Easily the most poorly constructed automobile I ever owned. 0 factory support when the timing belt broke with very low mileage before the car was one year old.

  • That's some boss level health, how TF do you take down something with that much HP? F

  • Fast car. Slow doors. There's no such thing as perfection in this mortal world

  • Mmmm 2.2 mil, looks likeanother overpriced car.

  • You can get a Ferrari F12 berlinetta from novitech for 250k € which is way more fun 🤷

  • That car has a lot of health points...

  • Looks very Ferrari-esque

  • James NEVER disappoints, does he?

  • Incredible . I want one

  • Could have picked a better colour.

  • ...and that is going to HURT! Hurt you eyes, back and neck, but more importantly, hurt the competition's pride.

  • Lotus: 2k HP 2 million Me: Honda with 2l petrol and twin turbo with reinforced engine 500 USD and vtetech 7k Lotus: Bruh

  • The doors are slower than that of James' hearse/ambulance

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  • When the door is half way up you could always crawl in.

    • 'slither' in to my 2.2 million pnd vehicle.. that's my dream.

  • 2M and it doesn't even have an engine... Some muppet will still buy it.

    • A Muppet with too much money. These types of people have lots of other petrol supercars for fun tho.

  • lots of trouble usually serious

  • So, how fast does it go from 0-300kmh? Lotus: Twice faster than opening the door

  • What a terrific looking machine (with the exception of the tail lights).

  • Treesome of Koenigsegg Regera + Mercedes-Benz biome + Laferarri?

  • Sure being seated in the middle of the powerful thunderbolt of electricity is not my cup of tea.

    • @Robert MTL are you kidding me? Electric cars don’t have gas engines so they have huge storage space in the front that act like massive crumple zones if a car gets into an accident and their center of gravity is very very low making them very very difficult to flip. An electric car is safer in almost every way due to their design

    • @TJ Yes, I do. Saying an electric car is much safe is not true and there is no data that says otherwise.

    • Do you prefer being seated a meter away from sitting behind thousands of explosions and a tank full of flammable gas? Electricity is much safer than gas cars since their circuits need to complete before they can do any damage.

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  • you know its slow when James says its slow

  • whats the music name?

  • the new james bond car

  • It looks like the "upcoming" hennessy venom

    • More like the old one. They both probably have the same chassis.

  • He's really loosing his sense giving a prototype sense over his philosophies so prematurely. The battery pack placement choice is there just because we don't know another place for it yet, like we didn't knew how to shape cars more than a horse cart 100 years ago...

  • Sorta has a bit of a Ferrari look.

  • This car on a race with a LeMans style start would be something.

    • My thoughts exactly

    • It will be a laughing stock when the driver awkwardly waiting the door, then smashes everyone in the end anyways

  • this is piece of plastic and any boar builder can make any shape you want.

  • It's odd people pay do much for junk

  • The man who engineered those doors must have also done the power rear gate on the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester.

  • I hate every car that doesnt have a round steering wheel.

    • I still miss the 'tiller' and semaphore turn signals... :(

    • Even Formula 1?

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  • It actually has a sound: the sound of money

    • This sounds exactly like what Clarkson would say

  • I hope they add a button to use the slow door on the passenger side, let them awkwardly stand there for 30 seconds while everyone is taking pictures

  • Freakingnawsome

  • Lotus will forever be the ugliest

  • This car is lit..... Gallarado and MClaren in one.....

  • looks like a lambo

  • 4:22

  • "Lotus People!"

  • don't let hammond near that car!

    • If you believe the covid bulshit no one will be left to drive it. Of course you know that it’s lies but if you speak that’s the end of your career

  • MG .XRHFC870 fwd ... .. its not bake off its better

  • ajar doors . too heavy.. wat do you do with the battery after driving it hard 1/2 life

  • if its tcr / scelecttics i got bored after 7 minutes.. till it falls of the track..

  • Waiting for the door to open/close is like waiting for a mundane pastor to wrap up his sermon.

  • you need 2000 hp and 0-180 mph in under 9 seconds to make up for the time you lose opening and closing the door... Just saying

  • Just wondering if you run the batteries completely flat can you still open the door to get out?

  • "Engines" pollute the Earth's environment. Especially when it's running with 2000 hp... But this is electric so why so much power? 1500 wasn't enough I guess...

    • @Markus Patients yeah, you already sound like it.

    • @Hasan Genc No "Imagination" needed.

    • @Markus Patients imagine caring about cars 'destroying' the environment 😁 Media really set off the inner worldsaver in some people since 2015

    • @Hasan Genc If "We" means U & Me.. Half of use do...

    • Not that we care.

  • HAHAHA hopefully you can see some deer in your rearview MEER.

  • Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is laughing.

  • Still i would rather have a Lancia Stratos

  • Even if it had 10,000 hp it will still sound like my nan's sewing machine!

    • True, which makes it unbelievably dull to watch.

  • Ngl it looks like hotwheels car.

  • Don't care how powerful it is! If it sounds like a milk float, then I'm not interested!

    • I love the sound of jet & piston engines but sound is lost energy..I'd prefer that energy being used to move the vehicle not just make a 'cool noise'..

  • If you believe the covid bulshit no one will be left to drive it. Of course you know that it’s lies but if you speak that’s the end of your career

  • I don’t t believe that 500hp per wheel means that in total the car has 2000hp. It has a very torqued 500hp!

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  • Is it me or is James May starting to look like Brian May

  • That would be too fast to follow any flying bird in The Speed Of Birds.