The Lotus Type 130, an electric Hypercar from Lotus, will be revealed on 16 July and just 130 will be built at a price expected to be around £1.5 million.
Now Lotus has Geely funding behind it, and Phil Popham at the helm, it’s starting to make real moves to make proper progress for perhaps the first time in a decade.
We know Lotus is planning an SUV, (to be built in China) but we also know there’s an electric hypercar in the mix – the Lotus Type 130 – and it will come with 1000bhp at its disposal. And it will be built at Hethel.
Teased last month, Lotus is now back with another tease for the Type 130, and confirmation it will be revealed in London on 16 July 2019.
The Type 130 will be the first new Lotus for a decade (all the other ‘new’ Lotus cars have just been titivations of their now ancient lineup) and there will be just 130 made, representing one for each Lotus ‘Type’ to date.
Details are still scarce, but the Type 130’s powertrain is being developed with Williams – bringing together two of the most iconic F1 brands ever – and the promise is for a range of more than 250 miles as well as extreme performance.
Lotus say they have already had 100s of serious expressions of interest, so a run of just 130 cars should be an easy sell.
Expect at least one more tease before the Lotus Type 130 is revealed in July.