Lotus announces new electric hyper car Type 130 at Shanghai Auto Show 2019

ZeeBiz WebTeam | Apr 22, 2019, 01:37 PM IST

England-based automaker Lotus has announced a concept for the first fully electric British hypercar, the Type 130. CEO Phil Popham said: “Type 130 will be the most dynamically accomplished Lotus in our history. It marks a turning point for our brand and is a showcase of what we are capable of and what is to come from Lotus.”


Lotus continues its legendary bloodline with Type 130 confirmed as an all-new hypercar, now in advanced stages of development. The first glimpse of the new vehicle is revealed at Shanghai International Auto Show 2019, according to the company statement. Image source: media.lotuscars.com


Lotus, which is set to become the first all-electric hypercar from a British manufacturer, embarks on an exciting new era with the announcement of its first all-new product in more than a decade. Image source: media.lotuscars.com


Type 130 continues the legendary bloodline from Lotus during its 71-year history, which has seen a number of true game-changers introduced from the Norfolk, UK based brand in both motorsport and sportscars. Image source: media.lotuscars.com


The all-new car will be revealed, together with the full remarkable details and specification of this technical tour de force, in London, the birthplace of Lotus, later this year, the company said. Image source: media.lotuscars.com


The first fully electric British hypercar, the Type 130, came with additional announcement of the Lotus Evora GT4 Concept. The latter is reported to be a track only racer  with a lightweight carbon body car with 450-horsepower V6 engine, and a top speed of 274 kmph. Image source: media.lotuscars.com