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


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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  • Lucy at DriveTribe
    Lucy at DriveTribeMåned siden

    If you fancy a behind the scenes look at this shoot, check out my video: bit.ly/EvijaBTS

  • Eirik Olsen

    Eirik Olsen

    Måned siden

    @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.

  • its_topguN twitchtv

    its_topguN twitchtv

    Måned siden

    @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 😊

  • Eirik Olsen

    Eirik Olsen

    Måned siden

    What's with all the mean comments lol?

  • Thunderdome


    Måned siden

    woman dont drive please!!!!



    Måned siden

    Why you hate cheese and wine :(

  • Clive Turner
    Clive Turner11 timer siden

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

  • Chilly Davis
    Chilly DavisDag siden

    If you're not truly fond of James May I'm not sure we would get along.

  • Burak Eryılmaz
    Burak EryılmazDag siden

    2000 hp and under 3 sec id poor sounding

  • Gutgi
    GutgiDag siden

    You know your car is fast if the 0-60 takes less time than opening the door

  • Belisarius Cawl
    Belisarius CawlDag siden

    *per wheel*

  • rotnwolf
    rotnwolf2 dager siden

    i like that bike in the beginning.. got the same one

  • Arthur Bretas
    Arthur Bretas2 dager siden

    The world needs a new Lotus Elan. (with a real engine)

  • Justine-Paula Robilliard
    Justine-Paula Robilliard2 dager siden

    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....

  • Xiao Zhang
    Xiao Zhang2 dager siden

    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

  • VvSinisterFoxVv
    VvSinisterFoxVv2 dager siden

    I know Lotus Evija is all electric but I seriously want one.

  • sannox01
    sannox013 dager siden

    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 :-)

  • Blark Dexture
    Blark Dexture3 dager siden

    Not a lotus

  • Barskor1
    Barskor13 dager siden

    Oh it is an ICE boring.. children like loud rhythmic noises adults like quite powerful performance aka electric motors.

  • Fay Pack
    Fay Pack4 dager siden

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

  • Anes Budiman
    Anes Budiman4 dager siden

    If Lotus really pulls this model off right, they will literally redefine speed for EV cars

  • Fixing W/ Friends
    Fixing W/ Friends5 dager siden

    ah the music from Major Hardware.

  • Ste Sutton
    Ste Sutton5 dager siden

    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.

  • tudy000
    tudy0006 dager siden

    Looks like allot of old supercar models lol ,like a Ferrari, or Saleen Raptor

    BIG CITY7 dager siden

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

  • Eric Imfeld
    Eric Imfeld7 dager siden

    It's gorgeous but don't get in a hurry to get in

  • landiepete
    landiepete7 dager siden

    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 ?

  • Kevin Lawrence Taylor
    Kevin Lawrence Taylor7 dager siden

    I love the Brits sense of humor!

  • Kevin Lawrence Taylor
    Kevin Lawrence Taylor7 dager siden


  • GanJu
    GanJu7 dager siden

    The only time I would drive 200+ mph under 10s is when my 16 yr old girlfriend tells me she is home alone.

  • ADK Vlog
    ADK Vlog8 dager siden


  • Zipp4Everyone
    Zipp4Everyone8 dager siden

    Imagine a LeMans start with that one. Ready Set And you've lost!

  • Moneylod Gaming
    Moneylod Gaming9 dager siden

    what music is used I love it?

  • Peter Vossos
    Peter Vossos10 dager siden

    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!!!!!!

  • Jack Pentelow
    Jack Pentelow10 dager siden

    And it still wont beat an £150000 ultima 1200 BHP kit car around ANY UK track Pathetic.

  • NovorSec
    NovorSec10 dager siden

    But stock supra fast

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    10 dager siden

    Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

  • Bruce Watson
    Bruce Watson10 dager siden

    i like the bike & bicycles!?

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    10 dager siden

    I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

  • Quicksilver_Cookie
    Quicksilver_Cookie10 dager siden

    It looks hideous from behind.

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    10 dager siden

    I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

  • Mac the Troller
    Mac the Troller10 dager siden

    It’s so sad to see him Getting old😢

  • Martinho Ramos
    Martinho Ramos11 dager siden

    Those rear lights are absolutely dreadful

  • Sander Kõue
    Sander Kõue11 dager siden

    Lots of trouble usually serious

  • Covert Garage

    Covert Garage

    10 dager siden

    Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

  • Dank Mario
    Dank Mario11 dager siden

    Nice bodykit you got for that Enzo there

  • Nicholas Chriss
    Nicholas Chriss12 dager siden

    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?

  • William Holden
    William Holden12 dager siden

    Why do car journalists always say 'noise'. Noise is bad. Surely they should refer to the sound of the car.

  • Oddjob PlayzPS4

    Oddjob PlayzPS4

    11 dager siden

    noise is sound

  • london man
    london man12 dager siden

    may has just become a big fraud

  • Duma Pool
    Duma Pool12 dager siden

    Range: the end of the street. Per wheel.

  • Jjohnno 87
    Jjohnno 8712 dager siden

    LOTUS isn't English anymore it's Chinese. Morgan is the very last English car company

  • 65memphis
    65memphis12 dager siden

    it looks dated. like a lambo gallardo. car time moves so fast.

  • Adrien Hautot
    Adrien Hautot13 dager siden

    I want my coffin to be this car

  • Dan Link
    Dan Link13 dager siden

    Because I knew it was a prototype answer your questions over Danny Lloyd Link tymeryder.

  • Dan Link
    Dan Link13 dager siden

    Anyone think tail lights look like sunglasses

  • Dan Link
    Dan Link13 dager siden


  • Josh Hust
    Josh Hust13 dager siden

    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!

  • James Tipton
    James Tipton14 dager siden

    thats a really nice lamborghini

  • Dirk Staudt
    Dirk Staudt14 dager siden

    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 -

  • TwinTurbo Ray
    TwinTurbo Ray14 dager siden

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

  • Yudhi`s Family
    Yudhi`s Family14 dager siden

    Like Lambo + laferrari

  • glenn oc
    glenn oc14 dager siden

    My old lotus excel still excited me and I sold by it twenty years ago.

  • CrypticBlade
    CrypticBlade14 dager siden


  • Cody Huss Salvage Rebuilder
    Cody Huss Salvage Rebuilder14 dager siden

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

  • Mo H
    Mo H15 dager siden

    Am curious to know who designs ferraris/lotus. Both look so similar, especially the sf90

  • Luca Duca
    Luca Duca15 dager siden

    for 2 millions I rather have a hand door-handle than a wireless one.

  • Margaret Lear
    Margaret Lear15 dager siden

    I hate the way these idiots behave as if they invented the car and seem to take all the credit for it?

  • William Gabbert
    William Gabbert16 dager siden

    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 ?

  • Cheezsoup
    Cheezsoup16 dager siden

    Pretties= B roll ? B roll in video/film, pretties in Television ?

  • ev andersen
    ev andersen17 dager siden

    Only EV for James lol

  • Jason King
    Jason King17 dager siden

    Probably takes 2 days to charge.

  • A. Dhooghe
    A. Dhooghe18 dager siden

    2,000 dollars per horse power ...

  • Boring Manager
    Boring Manager18 dager siden

    When he enters the building, he looks like average russian math professor with 200$ salary in the provincial university, who misses the soviet union

  • Charles Koushik
    Charles Koushik18 dager siden

    1:12 My ans to that... Our cars have souls... Our cars are not dumb...

  • victor arcuri
    victor arcuri19 dager siden

    Looks a lot like a Ferrari

  • Dean o
    Dean o19 dager siden

    Did he just pronounce 'mirror', "meee-or" like a yank?

  • Faizal Abubakar
    Faizal Abubakar19 dager siden

    Lotus know how to make gorgeous car

  • Clive Richardson
    Clive Richardson20 dager siden

    Needs all those horses to card those batteries around.

  • George Mitchell
    George Mitchell20 dager siden

    The video would’ve been 2 minutes long if the doors worked normally

  • Just Browsing
    Just Browsing20 dager siden

    Is this car of any interest to anyone?

  • Just Browsing
    Just Browsing20 dager siden

    How many toys does a man need?

  • Langolier
    Langolier20 dager siden

    First look: Go in take a look, and get out. The rest is useless.

  • Lil Scotchy
    Lil Scotchy21 dag siden

    Rick & Morty: "um, is there a slow setting? Best. Door. Ever." nolocal.info/have/video/qGqom5yrnJ6dlm8

  • Soeren Algreen-Ussing
    Soeren Algreen-Ussing21 dag siden

    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

  • Nguyễn Quốc Duy
    Nguyễn Quốc Duy21 dag siden

    Ah yes, 'cause 1000hp was just not enough.

  • Bass assassin
    Bass assassin21 dag siden

    Looks like the hennessy venom f5 concept

  • Frank black
    Frank black22 dager siden

    🤣Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious 🤣

  • New Moon Nation
    New Moon Nation22 dager siden

    I’d like to see the Lotus Evija vs the Trion Nemesis

  • Informed Choice
    Informed Choice22 dager siden

    I love those two big "morning after a strong curry burned bottie" holes.

    JOOPPOOJ K23 dager siden

    What happen to the production of new Elise, Elan and Espirt etc.. ? Hmm.. sure Lotus, we believe you

  • Yiannis Hayabusa
    Yiannis Hayabusa23 dager siden

    AMAZING FANTASTIC MAGIC IS AWESOME I LOVE IT ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

  • retro racing shirt
    retro racing shirt23 dager siden

    lotus retroracingshirt

  • Darwin B
    Darwin B23 dager siden

    Car enthusiasts of the future 1: yo! I'm getting the double layered graphene thorium batt! Enthusiasts 2: That's sick! Don't forget you get free thermal pad breaks!

  • Anon Nona
    Anon Nona24 dager siden

    Hands up who would really rather have that 2021 slice of 2000hp future than the 58-year old Ferrari 330 America which he walks past on the way in?

  • Mezalu
    Mezalu24 dager siden

    Anyone know what Nike's James is wearing?

  • jim screechie
    jim screechie24 dager siden

    That condescending "It's electric, boo, get over it" has the same ring to it as "It's a _trans_ woman, boo, get over it" Almost as if they're both trying really hard to shill for a hidden agenda.

  • 808sandblvke
    808sandblvke24 dager siden

    whose idea was that intro

  • Hulda Lucien
    Hulda Lucien24 dager siden

    The vivacious haircut alternatively roll because thistle paradoxically tempt into a cruel pail. rich, aback watchmaker

  • Some guy with beanie, hoodie and glasses
    Some guy with beanie, hoodie and glasses24 dager siden

    Man. Sometimes, i want to steal the looks of james

  • Green Toastr
    Green Toastr25 dager siden

    THAT is going to huht

  • nzriot
    nzriot25 dager siden

    2.2 million pounds ? ouch I want to see it driven around a track... What's it weigh? Need a time trial lap.

  • lonetrader1
    lonetrader125 dager siden

    I'd get claustrophobic waiting on that door to let me out......

  • dcoog anml

    dcoog anml

    24 dager siden

    Just going on the thumbnail alone so far, I'm as already impressed how they could fit 2000hp in a car that small. (Edit; 1:34 ok that makes as lot more sense)

  • Mike Hinnenkamp
    Mike Hinnenkamp25 dager siden

    Drive it or dont make a video... Waste of time, and trade your 458 in.

  • dcoog anml

    dcoog anml

    24 dager siden

    This car is so beautiful 😍

  • bob smith
    bob smith25 dager siden

    He has to have a Lotus engineer mash the button on the remote to open the door. Hope they are paying that dude handsomely

  • Buell Ah
    Buell Ah25 dager siden

    Mind numbing music

  • Bijon Pollard
    Bijon Pollard25 dager siden

    Thaought it was a ferrari

  • Arvid Lillsund
    Arvid Lillsund26 dager siden

    In the rear view meer

  • Enzo Prosciutto
    Enzo Prosciutto26 dager siden

    Looks like a La Ferrari

    PRIME26 dager siden

    Who else saw the thumbnail and thought it was a new version of the la Ferrari before looking at the tittle ....... or was that just me🤔