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

6 jan 2021
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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

    Lucy at DriveTribeLucy at DriveTribeMánuði síðan
    • @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 OlsenEirik OlsenMánuði síðan
    • @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 😊

      its_topguN twitchtvits_topguN twitchtvMánuði síðan
    • What's with all the mean comments lol?

      Eirik OlsenEirik OlsenMánuði síðan
    • woman dont drive please!!!!

      ThunderdomeThunderdomeMánuði síðan
    • Why you hate cheese and wine :(

      AUKSHAYAUKSHAYMánuði síðan
  • Is the osiris from gta

    Antonio D'ErricoAntonio D'Errico11 klukkustundum síðan
  • James May signature: 3:41

    VablemeVableme11 klukkustundum síðan
  • Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious

    Aatu HelminenAatu HelminenDegi Síðan síðan
  • Mclaren f1 was 540 thousand new. 1.1 million in today's pound and that was very expensive then.... how are they getting away with charging double that for new cars these days..

    David KerseyDavid KerseyDegi Síðan síðan
  • Was a wate of time lotus

    Nathan ButcherNathan ButcherDegi Síðan síðan
  • Where do I send my 100 pound deposit?

    John DeardenJohn DeardenDegi Síðan síðan
  • It’s pretty obvious they took some time playing GTA Online while designing this car. From some angles it’s a Pegassi Osiris in real life

    JanJan2 dögum síðan
  • When you hear an electric car has 2000hp it's like "oh" because it's well known electric motors develop more torque & power, but a petrol engine you genuinely get more interested.

    Mike RMike R2 dögum síðan
  • Imagine this car being in Forza Horizon 4

    Wolfen HerWolfen Her2 dögum síðan
  • This video is a min long...

    simon ericsimon eric2 dögum síðan
  • timthetatman outro music Pog

    hangm4nhangm4n2 dögum síðan
  • Its a shame you cant get the uk government £3000 ev grant on this Lotus, a bit of a deal breaker that... Mmm, that red C2 downstairs, im prepared to have that in my garage if nobody wants it because 'it makes a noise that signifies its slow'.

    Derek NicolDerek Nicol3 dögum síðan
  • Ok

    ƬoʟɢʌƬoʟɢʌ3 dögum síðan
  • booo indeed. i will always hate electric cars

    funky downfunky down3 dögum síðan
  • never show a car that does"nt drive

    Richard ProkopczykRichard Prokopczyk4 dögum síðan
  • Car enthusiasts: Electric cars can't be cool Evija:

    neoquetoneoqueto4 dögum síðan
  • why is there a waterslide on the side

    RdLRdL4 dögum síðan
  • just funny , fortunately still carbs cars around

    fabrizio samafabrizio sama5 dögum síðan
  • not realy a car more like a model bet that it doesnt even move under its own steam ,total waste of space !!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    Clive TurnerClive Turner6 dögum síðan
  • If you're not truly fond of James May I'm not sure we would get along.

    Chilly DavisChilly Davis7 dögum síðan
  • 2000 hp and under 3 sec id poor sounding

    Burak EryılmazBurak Eryılmaz7 dögum síðan
  • You know your car is fast if the 0-60 takes less time than opening the door

    GutgiGutgi7 dögum síðan
  • *per wheel*

    Belisarius CawlBelisarius Cawl7 dögum síðan
  • i like that bike in the beginning.. got the same one

    rotnwolfrotnwolf8 dögum síðan
  • The world needs a new Lotus Elan. (with a real engine)

    Arthur BretasArthur Bretas8 dögum síðan
  • I dare Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious, to take this monster on the TG route in Patagonia...See if Capt Slow can drive this Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious like he did the red one....

    Justine-Paula RobilliardJustine-Paula Robilliard8 dögum síðan
  • The trio should do an episode where they modify their electric car of choice to have petrol engine sound by fitting speakers on the car

    Xiao ZhangXiao Zhang8 dögum síðan
  • I know Lotus Evija is all electric but I seriously want one.

    VvSinisterFoxVvVvSinisterFoxVv8 dögum síðan
  • At top speed, will the tyres last longer than the Bugatti Veyron and will the batteries run out before you even get to top speed? Great vid though :-)

    sannox01sannox019 dögum síðan
  • Not a lotus

    Blark DextureBlark Dexture9 dögum síðan
  • Oh it is an ICE boring.. children like loud rhythmic noises adults like quite powerful performance aka electric motors.

    Barskor1Barskor19 dögum síðan
  • Wow!!! WHAT A GREAT CAR!! JAMES you are doing great to drive this lovely.

    Fay PackFay Pack10 dögum síðan
  • If Lotus really pulls this model off right, they will literally redefine speed for EV cars

    Anes BudimanAnes Budiman10 dögum síðan
  • ah the music from Major Hardware.

    Fixing W/ FriendsFixing W/ Friends11 dögum síðan
  • I think the Evija looks like a Ferrari and has wheels that remind me of some recent limited edition Bugatti models - the Centodieci springing to mind.

    Ste SuttonSte Sutton11 dögum síðan
  • Looks like allot of old supercar models lol ,like a Ferrari, or Saleen Raptor

    tudy000tudy00012 dögum síðan
  • I believe "the rich backers"....are the Chinese....tough to wrap your head around that.

    BIG CITYBIG CITY13 dögum síðan
  • It's gorgeous but don't get in a hurry to get in

    Eric ImfeldEric Imfeld13 dögum síðan
  • If you put it on the Ring and go all out, how far into the second lap will you get before the battery is dead ?

    landiepetelandiepete13 dögum síðan
  • I love the Brits sense of humor!

    Kevin Lawrence TaylorKevin Lawrence Taylor13 dögum síðan
  • WOW!

    Kevin Lawrence TaylorKevin Lawrence Taylor13 dögum síðan
  • The only time I would drive 200+ mph under 10s is when my 16 yr old girlfriend tells me she is home alone.

    GanJuGanJu13 dögum síðan
  • Jekso

    ADK VlogADK Vlog14 dögum síðan
  • Imagine a LeMans start with that one. Ready Set And you've lost!

    Zipp4EveryoneZipp4Everyone14 dögum síðan
  • what music is used I love it?

    Moneylod GamingMoneylod Gaming15 dögum síðan
  • Isn’t 500 hp per wheel exactly that ...no more than 500hp albeit a very torque loaded 500hp!!! To prove my point I’d like to see the lotus up against a 2000hp funny car!!!!! Go on Jamesey when the Evija is produced see if you can have it run the quarter mile with a 2000hp funny car!!!!!!

    Peter VossosPeter Vossos16 dögum síðan
  • And it still wont beat an £150000 ultima 1200 BHP kit car around ANY UK track Pathetic.

    Jack PentelowJack Pentelow16 dögum síðan
  • But stock supra fast

    NovorSecNovorSec16 dögum síðan
  • i like the bike & bicycles!?

    Bruce WatsonBruce Watson16 dögum síðan
  • It looks hideous from behind.

    Quicksilver_CookieQuicksilver_Cookie16 dögum síðan
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage16 dögum síðan
  • It’s so sad to see him Getting old😢

    Mac the TrollerMac the Troller16 dögum síðan
  • Those rear lights are absolutely dreadful

    Martinho RamosMartinho Ramos17 dögum síðan
  • Lots of trouble usually serious

    Sander KõueSander Kõue17 dögum síðan
  • Nice bodykit you got for that Enzo there

    Dank MarioDank Mario17 dögum síðan
  • I'm not sure that the weight would go to the extremes as stated by James. The motor in each wheel makes sense for this vehicle and what's wrong with the batteries centrally mounted flat along the floorpan for weight distribution?

    Nicholas ChrissNicholas Chriss18 dögum síðan
  • Why do car journalists always say 'noise'. Noise is bad. Surely they should refer to the sound of the car.

    William HoldenWilliam Holden18 dögum síðan
    • noise is sound

      Oddjob PlayzPS4Oddjob PlayzPS417 dögum síðan
  • may has just become a big fraud

    london manlondon man18 dögum síðan
  • Range: the end of the street. Per wheel.

    Duma PoolDuma Pool18 dögum síðan
  • LOTUS isn't English anymore it's Chinese. Morgan is the very last English car company

    Jjohnno 87Jjohnno 8718 dögum síðan
  • it looks dated. like a lambo gallardo. car time moves so fast.

    65memphis65memphis19 dögum síðan
  • I want my coffin to be this car

    Adrien HautotAdrien Hautot19 dögum síðan
  • Because I knew it was a prototype answer your questions over Danny Lloyd Link tymeryder.

    Dan LinkDan Link19 dögum síðan
  • Anyone think tail lights look like sunglasses

    Dan LinkDan Link19 dögum síðan
  • Bugs

    Dan LinkDan Link19 dögum síðan
  • W.O.W. that is a fantastic looking machine. and if the performance numbers are anywhere near what lotus are claiming, its going to be bonkers! and of course, james has to be the one to talk about one of the most powerful production cars ever....because it's electric!

    Josh HustJosh Hust19 dögum síðan
  • thats a really nice lamborghini

    James TiptonJames Tipton20 dögum síðan
  • I'm a Lotus fan ... but sadly, these doors are an unwanted joke .... and to be honest - I would completely redesign the rear side of this car. - my personal opinion -

    Dirk StaudtDirk Staudt20 dögum síðan
  • I don't like this personally. To me Lotus is not about 2000hp. 400hp and 1000kg is where the magic is at.

    TwinTurbo RayTwinTurbo Ray20 dögum síðan
  • Like Lambo + laferrari

    Yudhi`s FamilyYudhi`s Family20 dögum síðan
  • My old lotus excel still excited me and I sold by it twenty years ago.

    glenn ocglenn oc20 dögum síðan
  • Cheesr

    CrypticBladeCrypticBlade20 dögum síðan
  • The body lines on that car is just nuts. I wouldn’t want to repair body lines on that after an accident!

    Cody Huss Salvage RebuilderCody Huss Salvage Rebuilder20 dögum síðan
  • Am curious to know who designs ferraris/lotus. Both look so similar, especially the sf90

    Mo HMo H21 degi síðan síðan
  • for 2 millions I rather have a hand door-handle than a wireless one.

    Luca DucaLuca Duca21 degi síðan síðan
  • I hate the way these idiots behave as if they invented the car and seem to take all the credit for it?

    Margaret LearMargaret Lear21 degi síðan síðan
  • For performance .....Battery should be As close to center and as low as possible. It is where it is for other reasons ... ease of access , quick replacement ?

    William GabbertWilliam Gabbert22 dögum síðan
  • Pretties= B roll ? B roll in video/film, pretties in Television ?

    CheezsoupCheezsoup22 dögum síðan
  • Only EV for James lol

    ev andersenev andersen23 dögum síðan
  • Probably takes 2 days to charge.

    Jason KingJason King23 dögum síðan
  • 2,000 dollars per horse power ...

    A. DhoogheA. Dhooghe24 dögum síðan
  • When he enters the building, he looks like average russian math professor with 200$ salary in the provincial university, who misses the soviet union

    Boring ManagerBoring Manager24 dögum síðan
  • 1:12 My ans to that... Our cars have souls... Our cars are not dumb...

    Charles KoushikCharles Koushik24 dögum síðan
  • Looks a lot like a Ferrari

    victor arcurivictor arcuri25 dögum síðan
  • Did he just pronounce 'mirror', "meee-or" like a yank?

    Dean oDean o25 dögum síðan
  • Lotus know how to make gorgeous car

    Faizal AbubakarFaizal Abubakar25 dögum síðan
  • Needs all those horses to card those batteries around.

    Clive RichardsonClive Richardson26 dögum síðan
  • The video would’ve been 2 minutes long if the doors worked normally

    George MitchellGeorge Mitchell26 dögum síðan
  • Is this car of any interest to anyone?

    Just BrowsingJust Browsing26 dögum síðan
  • How many toys does a man need?

    Just BrowsingJust Browsing26 dögum síðan
  • First look: Go in take a look, and get out. The rest is useless.

    LangolierLangolier26 dögum síðan
  • Rick & Morty: "um, is there a slow setting? Best. Door. Ever." isworlds.info/item/2JmtnJ6qmZ3LZG8/v-deo

    Lil ScotchyLil Scotchy27 dögum síðan
  • a Power MPV project underway, 4.400.000 DKK for 4 x 300 = 1.200 bHP 9 passenger, 14 suitcases, at URL: www.KompasDesign.IT

    Soeren Algreen-UssingSoeren Algreen-Ussing27 dögum síðan
  • Ah yes, 'cause 1000hp was just not enough.

    Nguyễn Quốc DuyNguyễn Quốc Duy27 dögum síðan
  • Looks like the hennessy venom f5 concept

    Bass assassinBass assassin27 dögum síðan
  • 🤣Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious 🤣

    Frank blackFrank black28 dögum síðan
  • I’d like to see the Lotus Evija vs the Trion Nemesis

    New Moon NationNew Moon Nation28 dögum síðan
  • I love those two big "morning after a strong curry burned bottie" holes.

    Informed ChoiceInformed Choice28 dögum síðan
  • What happen to the production of new Elise, Elan and Espirt etc.. ? Hmm.. sure Lotus, we believe you

    JOOPPOOJ KJOOPPOOJ K29 dögum síðan
  • AMAZING FANTASTIC MAGIC IS AWESOME I LOVE IT ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Yiannis HayabusaYiannis Hayabusa29 dögum síðan