The second EV by Lotus has been unveiled, and it is the Lotus Emeya (formerly known as the Type 133). The Emeya is Lotus’ first electric hyper-GT which will soon be followed by another two electric cars from the brand.
Lotus has only unveiled the design and some features of the Emeya and its full details will be revealed in the fourth quarter of the year. So, let’s first address its exterior design. Like the Eletre, it adopts the “porosity” concept which allows air to flow around the car as well as through it for maximum aerodynamics. The Emeya has 8 vents in total for this.
Working in harmony with the porosity concept are a host of advanced active aerodynamic features which smoothen airflow to create maximum downforce. At the front, the Emeya features an active front grille and an active air dam.
The active front grille reduces drag and increases the car’s efficiency (when closed), and cools the batteries and brake (when open). The active air dam supports increasing downforce at high speeds, thus improving handling and stability.
Moving to the back, the rear end features an active diffuser that smoothens airflow beneath the car. There is also a dual-layer rear spoiler measuring 296 mm wide which offers a net downforce of more than 215 kg.
Looks-wise, the Emeya introduces split headlights to the brand’s design yet still remains highly recognizable as a Lotus. Other than the LED strip taillight design, other exterior highlights include the flush door handles and side view cameras (which may or may not make it to production).
As for technical specifications, Lotus has only released “target data” only for the time being. So it isn’t quite set in stone just yet. Based on the targeted data, the Emeya should be capable of outputting 905 hp and 985 Nm from a dual-motor setup. The Emeya should be able to do the century sprint in 2.78 seconds onward to a top speed of 256 km/h. A two-transmission is utilized for the Emeya’s rear motor.
As for battery and range, the Lotus Emeya houses a 102-kWh capacity battery, and Lotus says that the Emeya’s range is “expected to be broadly similar to that of the Eletre”. To charge, the Emeye can handle a maximum DC charging rate of 350 kW which is able to charge the battery from 10% to 80% in just 18 minutes.
Inside, Lotus says that the Emeya boasts an “intelligent driver cockpit” and “intuitive infotainment system”. Like the Eletre, it gets a Dolby Atmos enabled 3D surround sound system. The in-car audio system is sourced from Lotus’ partner KEF (Uni-Q™ speaker design and Uni-Core™ space-saving subwoofer enclosure). The cabin also features a 55-inch projected augmented reality (AR) head up display (HUD).
The Lotus Emeya (formerly the Type 133) joind the Lotus Eletre (formerly the Type 132) in Lotus’ electric car lineup. Soon to join the two cars are the Type 134 (a Porche Macan rival) and the Type 135 (an EV sports car).