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

6 jan 2021
2 151 905 Skatījumi

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...
Watch the behind the scenes here: bit.ly/LotusBTS
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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 DriveTribePirms 20 dienām
    • @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 OlsenPirms 11 dienām
    • @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 twitchtvPirms 12 dienām
    • What's with all the mean comments lol?

      Eirik OlsenEirik OlsenPirms 12 dienām
    • woman dont drive please!!!!

      ThunderdomeThunderdomePirms 15 dienām
    • Why you hate cheese and wine :(

      AUKSHAYAUKSHAYPirms 16 dienām
  • They need to check out the bugatti bolide

    Victor Latorre romeroVictor Latorre romeroPirms Stundas
  • Looks very nice in that yellow

    SKING_BIG092SKING_BIG092Pirms 10 Stundām
  • I wonder how this is going to compete against other electric performance cars such as the Tesla roadster

    bluebluePirms 13 Stundām
  • Far out!

    Hugh MatthewsHugh MatthewsPirms 17 Stundām
  • Wait.. @timthetatman music.

    Ulrik StrandUlrik StrandPirms 18 Stundām
  • That is the slowest thing i have ever seen. The door that is.

    Ulrik StrandUlrik StrandPirms 18 Stundām
  • The first Electric car to give me proper chills down my back. 🤔 They're still going.

    Ulrik StrandUlrik StrandPirms 18 Stundām
  • I’m more interested in that zxr in the background.

    ShadowClaw115ShadowClaw115Pirms 18 Stundām
  • Lotus, why must you always try and bankrupt yourself?

    LoganLoganPirms dienas
  • Idk this looks a lot like the la Ferrari

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

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

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

    ridgeridgePirms dienas
  • I hate electric cars 😤😤

    Khaled MorsiKhaled MorsiPirms dienas
  • LOTUS : "Lots of trouble, usually serious"

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

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

    yasio boloyasio boloPirms dienas
  • "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?

    Contraband Fan by Mark BurnsContraband Fan by Mark BurnsPirms 2 dienām
  • Does it drive?

    The Dali LlamaThe Dali LlamaPirms 2 dienām
  • So no toyota parts

    Hanislip 777Hanislip 777Pirms 2 dienām
  • Any other gamers first thoughts upon reading the thumbnail was something about a defensive build?😂

    SIX7YSIX7YPirms 2 dienām
  • Urgh, another dumb stupidly powerful hypercar. Wake me up when we have affordable electric sports cars and the infrastructure to support them.

    L42 NosniborL42 NosniborPirms 2 dienām
  • The smooth octave thankfully land because zoo peroperatively time to a fearful fearless australia. equable, receptive lunge

    mikee tubmanmikee tubmanPirms 2 dienām
  • LOL I think I’ll wait for 5,000 hp car to buy one.

    Santiago GarciasSantiago GarciasPirms 2 dienām
  • 2.2 million pounds. Sure, let me just check my sofa cushions.

    D RoeD RoePirms 2 dienām
  • Looks like the t20 from gta v

    ihateflags1ihateflags1Pirms 2 dienām
  • That would be too fast to follow any flying bird in The Speed Of Birds.

    sehhi vootysehhi vootyPirms 2 dienām
    • Could have picked a better colour.

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyPirms 2 dienām
  • Lots of trouble usually serious

    Average DAverage DPirms 2 dienām
  • So tell me about the carbon footprint James ... ?

    Derek ADerek APirms 2 dienām
  • Looks like a Ferrari F8

    A RA RPirms 3 dienām
  • Hennessy venom F5 > anything Lotus.

    PRØ KĪLLËRPRØ KĪLLËRPirms 3 dienām
  • Lotus: so what should we make our new car look like? Lotus designer: What if we bred a Lamborgini with a Ferrari

    Dud3 itsj3ffDud3 itsj3ffPirms 3 dienām
  • Try not going to the futur Hammond way, I heard it hurts

    AlbertAlbertPirms 3 dienām
  • 2.2m?? Take it, it's yours.

    NathanNathanPirms 3 dienām
  • 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.

    Michael HealeyMichael HealeyPirms 3 dienām
  • That's some boss level health, how TF do you take down something with that much HP? F

    Los Illuminados ZealotLos Illuminados ZealotPirms 3 dienām
  • Fast car. Slow doors. There's no such thing as perfection in this mortal world

    Bonny vander SandenBonny vander SandenPirms 3 dienām
  • Mmmm 2.2 mil, looks likeanother overpriced car.

    DELTACX10DELTACX10Pirms 3 dienām
  • You can get a Ferrari F12 berlinetta from novitech for 250k € which is way more fun 🤷

    X32iX32iPirms 3 dienām
    • True.

      Hasan GencHasan GencPirms 3 dienām
  • That car has a lot of health points...

    Patriotic_WolfPatriotic_WolfPirms 3 dienām
  • Looks very Ferrari-esque

    VCP CattleVCP CattlePirms 3 dienām
  • James NEVER disappoints, does he?

    Larry DavidLarry DavidPirms 4 dienām
  • Incredible . I want one

    Alex SpaldingAlex SpaldingPirms 4 dienām
  • Could have picked a better colour.

    Stig R.Stig R.Pirms 4 dienām
  • ...and that is going to HURT! Hurt you eyes, back and neck, but more importantly, hurt the competition's pride.

    Aaron WalcottAaron WalcottPirms 4 dienām
  • Lotus: 2k HP 2 million Me: Honda with 2l petrol and twin turbo with reinforced engine 500 USD and vtetech 7k Lotus: Bruh

    Rion DUBRion DUBPirms 4 dienām
  • The doors are slower than that of James' hearse/ambulance

    asioe kiouasioe kiouPirms 4 dienām
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    Asma AngelAsma AngelPirms 4 dienām
  • When the door is half way up you could always crawl in.

    Sam ConductSam ConductPirms 4 dienām
    • 'slither' in to my 2.2 million pnd vehicle.. that's my dream.

      Ian HeierIan HeierPirms 3 dienām
  • 2M and it doesn't even have an engine... Some muppet will still buy it.

    Wriggler 69Wriggler 69Pirms 4 dienām
    • A Muppet with too much money. These types of people have lots of other petrol supercars for fun tho.

      Hasan GencHasan GencPirms 3 dienām
  • lots of trouble usually serious

    Alexandru OrosAlexandru OrosPirms 4 dienām
  • So, how fast does it go from 0-300kmh? Lotus: Twice faster than opening the door

    Hélder PalmaHélder PalmaPirms 4 dienām
  • What a terrific looking machine (with the exception of the tail lights).

    piffiiiiiiitpiffiiiiiiitPirms 5 dienām
  • Treesome of Koenigsegg Regera + Mercedes-Benz biome + Laferarri?

    yeoh yuanxiyeoh yuanxiPirms 5 dienām
  • Sure being seated in the middle of the powerful thunderbolt of electricity is not my cup of tea.

    Robert MTLRobert MTLPirms 5 dienām
    • @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

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

      Robert MTLRobert MTLPirms dienas
    • 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.

      TJTJPirms dienas
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    VStormV BringerVStormV BringerPirms 5 dienām
  • you know its slow when James says its slow

    BENDY’S YTCBENDY’S YTCPirms 5 dienām
  • whats the music name?

    Rogue11Rogue11Pirms 5 dienām
  • the new james bond car

    uttaradit2uttaradit2Pirms 5 dienām
  • It looks like the "upcoming" hennessy venom

    T. HuangT. HuangPirms 5 dienām
    • More like the old one. They both probably have the same chassis.

      Garrett RitchieGarrett RitchiePirms 5 dienām
  • 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...

    killerdinamo08killerdinamo08Pirms 5 dienām
  • Sorta has a bit of a Ferrari look.

    Kailen BittnerKailen BittnerPirms 6 dienām
  • This car on a race with a LeMans style start would be something.

    FabricioSTHFabricioSTHPirms 6 dienām
    • My thoughts exactly

      JohnyRocket 00JohnyRocket 00Pirms 2 dienām
    • It will be a laughing stock when the driver awkwardly waiting the door, then smashes everyone in the end anyways

      wathog01wathog01Pirms 2 dienām
  • this is piece of plastic and any boar builder can make any shape you want.

    car5carcar5carPirms 6 dienām
  • It's odd people pay do much for junk

    Top HatTop HatPirms 6 dienām
  • The man who engineered those doors must have also done the power rear gate on the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester.

    Daniel RyanDaniel RyanPirms 6 dienām
  • I hate every car that doesnt have a round steering wheel.

    Society needs a system updateSociety needs a system updatePirms 6 dienām
    • I still miss the 'tiller' and semaphore turn signals... :(

      Ian HeierIan HeierPirms 3 dienām
    • Even Formula 1?

      Rohil BudrukRohil BudrukPirms 4 dienām
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    Ashley CookAshley CookPirms 6 dienām
  • It actually has a sound: the sound of money

    Andreatta ThomasAndreatta ThomasPirms 6 dienām
    • This sounds exactly like what Clarkson would say

      John KentJohn KentPirms 2 dienām
  • 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

    Lawson MurphyLawson MurphyPirms 6 dienām
  • Freakingnawsome

    morten huva stensethmorten huva stensethPirms 6 dienām
  • Lotus will forever be the ugliest

    Jay DJay DPirms 6 dienām
  • This car is lit..... Gallarado and MClaren in one.....

    ZakZakPirms 6 dienām
  • looks like a lambo

    Jeremy CateJeremy CatePirms 7 dienām
    • lvworld.info/face/video/mM3Fd5nPhJx_eqY

      Car Reviews by M A 7Car Reviews by M A 7Pirms 6 dienām
  • 4:22

    NickNickPirms 7 dienām
    • lvworld.info/face/video/mM3Fd5nPhJx_eqY

      Car Reviews by M A 7Car Reviews by M A 7Pirms 6 dienām
  • "Lotus People!"

    29-Satyajeet-10-C29-Satyajeet-10-CPirms 7 dienām
  • don't let hammond near that car!

    David DavidsonnDavid DavidsonnPirms 7 dienām
    • 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

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyPirms 7 dienām
  • MG .XRHFC870 fwd ... .. its not bake off its better

    buddahkmbuddahkmPirms 7 dienām
  • ajar doors . too heavy.. wat do you do with the battery after driving it hard 1/2 life

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

    buddahkmbuddahkmPirms 7 dienām
  • Waiting for the door to open/close is like waiting for a mundane pastor to wrap up his sermon.

    Mamba MentalityMamba MentalityPirms 7 dienām
  • 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

    Caio RonnauCaio RonnauPirms 7 dienām
  • Just wondering if you run the batteries completely flat can you still open the door to get out?

    Steve MuirSteve MuirPirms 7 dienām
  • "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 PatientsMarkus PatientsPirms 7 dienām
    • @Markus Patients yeah, you already sound like it.

      Hasan GencHasan GencPirms 3 dienām
    • @Hasan Genc No "Imagination" needed.

      Markus PatientsMarkus PatientsPirms 3 dienām
    • @Markus Patients imagine caring about cars 'destroying' the environment 😁 Media really set off the inner worldsaver in some people since 2015

      Hasan GencHasan GencPirms 3 dienām
    • @Hasan Genc If "We" means U & Me.. Half of use do...

      Markus PatientsMarkus PatientsPirms 3 dienām
    • Not that we care.

      Hasan GencHasan GencPirms 3 dienām
  • HAHAHA hopefully you can see some deer in your rearview MEER.

    K DK DPirms 7 dienām
  • Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is laughing.

    Anders ElofssonAnders ElofssonPirms 7 dienām
  • Still i would rather have a Lancia Stratos

    ErkkipappersErkkipappersPirms 7 dienām
  • Even if it had 10,000 hp it will still sound like my nan's sewing machine!

    Mr ScrotumMr ScrotumPirms 7 dienām
    • True, which makes it unbelievably dull to watch.

      Hasan GencHasan GencPirms 3 dienām
  • Ngl it looks like hotwheels car.

    This is a DUCK!This is a DUCK!Pirms 7 dienām
  • Don't care how powerful it is! If it sounds like a milk float, then I'm not interested!

    Mark ShawMark ShawPirms 7 dienām
    • 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'..

      Ian HeierIan HeierPirms 3 dienām
  • 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

    dlmdlmPirms 8 dienām
  • I don’t t believe that 500hp per wheel means that in total the car has 2000hp. It has a very torqued 500hp!

    Peter VossosPeter VossosPirms 8 dienām
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    Random ElvisRandom ElvisPirms 8 dienām
  • Is it me or is James May starting to look like Brian May

    BeatDragonBeatDragonPirms 8 dienām
  • That would be too fast to follow any flying bird in The Speed Of Birds.

    TheBrickGuy7939TheBrickGuy7939Pirms 8 dienām
  • That is one stunningly beautiful automobile. Thanks James!

    Lee H.Lee H.Pirms 8 dienām
  • Either they make one with sensible doors or I've gotta build a new garage.

    Robert Walton-SharpRobert Walton-SharpPirms 8 dienām
  • Am I the only one who noticed the “rear view meer” reference lol

    Spencer BellSpencer BellPirms 8 dienām
  • Yeah but the world don't have a lot of places that you can use 2000hps... so i will keep myself on the petrol noisier and sucessfull with the girls side 😎✌

    andrew evolutionandrew evolutionPirms 8 dienām