Lotus has revealed comprehensive performance specs and pricing on its first-ever, all-electric SUV offering … and they are wild!
The “base” Eletre has 603 HP and 523 lb-ft of torque, and claims 373 miles of range on a full charge. The price for the base model starts at £89,500 (about $108,200).
The Eletre S uses the same drivetrain as the base model but offers more niceties like privacy glass, soft-closing doors, configurable ambient lighting, an air purification system, auto-dimming side mirrors, and a 2,160-watt, 23-speaker KEF Reference audio setup. The S trim costs £104,500 (just over $125,000).
Then there’s the top-tier Eletre R, which offers way more power at 905 HP and 726 lb-ft of torque. Lotus says that this trim can go 0-60 in 2.95 seconds — not the world’s fastest SUV, but it’s still super-quick. The R trim also comes with Track Mode that provides a lowered ride height and performance-oriented settings for the dampers. This beast is priced at £120,000 (about $145,000).
“Confirmation of the pricing and specs of the Lotus Eletre is a key moment in the transformation of Lotus through our Vision80 strategy. We know from media and customer feedback that they’re hugely excited by the arrival of this car – indeed, the Eletre has already won awards as 2023’s ‘most excited to see’ new model. Customer deliveries start during the first half of next year,” says Matt Windle, Group Vice-President and Managing Director, Lotus Cars. “The launch of the Eletre is the natural next step for Lotus. Two-seater sports cars are not for everyone, and we want to offer a Lotus for every stage of your life. The Eletre is the start of that.”
Lotus also claims that the Eletre R can drive the Nürburgring autonomously, so that riders could, “experience the thrilling driving performance and dynamic capability of a (905 HP) Lotus from the driving seat.” Honestly, that whole concept sounds pants-s***tingly terrifying.
Lotus Eletre Specs + Photo Gallery
|Width with Electric Reverse Mirror Displays||2,135|
|Width with door mirrors||2,231|
|Height||1,630 (20-inch wheel)1,636 (22/23-inch wheel)|
|Ground clearance||187 (20-inch wheel)194 (22/23-inch wheel)|
|Rear boot capacity||611 litres (four seats)688 litres (five seats)|
|Rear boot capacity (five-seater, rear seats folded)||1,532 litres|
SOURCE | IMAGES: LOTUS CARS.
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