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...

Watch the behind the scenes here: bit.ly/LotusBTS

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  1. Lucy at DriveTribe

    Lucy at DriveTribe

    5 kuukautta sitten

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

    • Damar Fadlan

      Damar Fadlan

      17 päivää sitten

      @anydaynow have u ever drove the elise car before?

    • Damar Fadlan

      Damar Fadlan

      17 päivää sitten

      @extreme8808 how expensive this Evija car was?

    • Damar Fadlan

      Damar Fadlan

      17 päivää sitten

      @Jael Pikner i am afraid Evija isn't as fast as Elise 190.

    • Andrew Harvey

      Andrew Harvey

      Uukausi sitten

      Please pitch this car to the james bond makers nothin shouts british louder than lotus come on!!!!

    • Eirik Olsen

      Eirik Olsen

      5 kuukautta sitten

      @topguN I clicked the link, and it just leads to her BTS video, just like she said, so I dunno what you're talking about.

  2. Raven

    Raven

    3 tuntia sitten

    pretty pretty 😍

  3. NN Jonsson

    NN Jonsson

    8 tuntia sitten

    The Lotus won’t be the most powerful production car when/if it’s released. Also, there are already several more powerful production cars than any of the Bugatti models.

  4. Andy Wong

    Andy Wong

    11 tuntia sitten

    $1000 per horsepower 😂

  5. David Scharf

    David Scharf

    22 tuntia sitten

    Same music as Tavarish? Is that a royalty-free track or something?

  6. Izak

    Izak

    2 päivää sitten

    I love this from drivetribe. I’m his car review is reminiscent of how it was done on old Top Gear. So nostalgic and I love it so much

  7. adam

    adam

    2 päivää sitten

    2000hp for the engines... nothing left to open and close the door.

  8. Sean H

    Sean H

    2 päivää sitten

    This car goes from 0-180mph considerably faster than its door goes from closed to open.

  9. H.S .J

    H.S .J

    2 päivää sitten

    That door.... Oh no

  10. PghGameFix

    PghGameFix

    2 päivää sitten

    Love topgear, but why show us a car that doesn't even drive?

  11. Jason Martin

    Jason Martin

    2 päivää sitten

    2.2000000 pounds, only seats 2, not in production, only 130 built, 0-60 in under 3 seconds! Have you heard of Tesla, 0-60 under 2 seconds, seats 5, and already in production for only $130,000. Time to get up to date on cars as a car presenter.

  12. Kira

    Kira

    2 päivää sitten

    what was the music used in the pretties, its so catchy

  13. checc onetwo

    checc onetwo

    3 päivää sitten

    Incredible looking car. It gives me those Lamborghini goosebumps just looking at it.

  14. Pootis Spangle

    Pootis Spangle

    4 päivää sitten

    An improved version of the 2021 Chevy Corvette, which I was especially impressed on the European based turning system. Maybe they finally hired German people, pun intented.

  15. Parker Essential

    Parker Essential

    4 päivää sitten

    The filthy exhaust primarily trot because columnist biophysically remind from a private house. vagabond, deserted input

  16. jumpman120

    jumpman120

    5 päivää sitten

    At first time i though James May was the guitarist of Queens !

  17. Microage

    Microage

    5 päivää sitten

    Easy, just make a 4000hp petrol engine... It can be done bois :D

  18. Based Redpill boycott coke products

    Based Redpill boycott coke products

    6 päivää sitten

    Needs a v8

  19. Based Redpill boycott coke products

    Based Redpill boycott coke products

    6 päivää sitten

    I'll stay slow. 🔊🔊🔊🔊

  20. General McCheeseburger

    General McCheeseburger

    7 päivää sitten

    I don’t that’s his car, if it was, he would paint it brown or beige, or browner

  21. Adam Bahnsen

    Adam Bahnsen

    8 päivää sitten

    Not a fan of those taillights, thats about it...

  22. Strictly BM - Pasopa GuLuva

    Strictly BM - Pasopa GuLuva

    8 päivää sitten

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  23. tolon tolon

    tolon tolon

    8 päivää sitten

    we r going to the future.... slowly BUT steady

  24. The Stig

    The Stig

    9 päivää sitten

    ................................................

  25. gmail gmail

    gmail gmail

    10 päivää sitten

    very pretty but the price is ridiculous compared with the Tesla Roadster @ 200k . you could buy 10 for the price of one Lotus . Is it 10 times better than the Tesla ?

  26. TennyBear

    TennyBear

    11 päivää sitten

    6:06 me right before tripping

  27. Lars Kraus

    Lars Kraus

    13 päivää sitten

    Some say hes still inside, waiting for the door to open.

  28. Khani Ali

    Khani Ali

    15 päivää sitten

    The Door🚪takes a decade to close

  29. Damar Fadlan

    Damar Fadlan

    17 päivää sitten

    Rare to see a Lotus Evija.

  30. glenn Hunt iv

    glenn Hunt iv

    18 päivää sitten

    Like some caption slow

  31. Michael Cary

    Michael Cary

    18 päivää sitten

    usless road car where can you drive this with 2000hp and for how long on battery

    • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      15 päivää sitten

      It has driver selectable driving modes that each have varying degrees of power. Shaking my head.

  32. Jon Doh

    Jon Doh

    19 päivää sitten

    I would not get in there and close the door. It takes too long

  33. Stuart Peacock

    Stuart Peacock

    19 päivää sitten

    The door closure was specially slowed down for drama. Spectacular looks

  34. Per Edward Nilsen

    Per Edward Nilsen

    20 päivää sitten

    ”Make som car noices. You know. Fffeeeeew” hahaha. James ❤️

  35. Wilhelm W

    Wilhelm W

    23 päivää sitten

    James May is turning into Brian May !!!

  36. Roland Grange

    Roland Grange

    23 päivää sitten

    Turquoise trainers. He needs to have a chat with someone faster than a Lotus - a BLM "activist" maybe, to get him a new pair.

  37. Christine Ayres

    Christine Ayres

    23 päivää sitten

    under 3 secs to 60 not that fast , call me when you invent a car that does 60mph in 1 second lol

    • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      15 päivää sitten

      It's quoted as UNDER 3 seconds. Comfortably.

  38. Luke EarthCrawler

    Luke EarthCrawler

    24 päivää sitten

    The slow opening/closing door is the best anti-theft device there is. This is not a car for Nicholas Cage's Gone in 60 seconds.

    • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      15 päivää sitten

      PRE PRODUCTION PROTOTYPE?

  39. Reginald Marcial

    Reginald Marcial

    25 päivää sitten

    I still can't believe he's Brian May's brother. It looks like a Ferrari.

    • Uncommon Sense

      Uncommon Sense

      23 päivää sitten

      Haha, he wishes.:)

  40. Eriah Norwood

    Eriah Norwood

    25 päivää sitten

    Only benefit of this car is that it will go fast. After 100 miles it'll break down.

  41. EnterTheCarp

    EnterTheCarp

    26 päivää sitten

    Electric cars will eventually start snapping necks. Physics dictates. Sprained or dislocated? 🍻✌🏼

  42. EnterTheCarp

    EnterTheCarp

    26 päivää sitten

    Wow. Misssd this one. 🍻👍🏼

  43. The Downliner

    The Downliner

    26 päivää sitten

    lol £2.2 million? I'm just not getting the appeal or having the choice between a huge mansion or a tiny car.

  44. cheesed to meet you

    cheesed to meet you

    26 päivää sitten

    So 15x the price of tesla roadster and still a second slower. It's a pretty car but not worth the price at all.

    • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      15 päivää sitten

      @cheesed to meet you The Tesla Roadster is obselete then too? When did it debut? The Lotus is GOING into production. And by the way 0-60MPH is UNDER 3 seconds. The Rimac Nevera hit 2.08 seconds amd weighs very nearly 500KG more. This is an exotic hypercar. Limited Edition. So lose your attitude.

    • cheesed to meet you

      cheesed to meet you

      16 päivää sitten

      @Mateo Kovac I’d rather wait a couple more years than spend 2.5m on a car that’s going to be obsolete in a few years

    • Mateo Kovac

      Mateo Kovac

      16 päivää sitten

      So, where is that Tesla Roadster?

  45. Jits Monster

    Jits Monster

    26 päivää sitten

    A car company known for issues with electronics creates an electric car.... Nonetheless, gorgeous!!

  46. Billy Beheler

    Billy Beheler

    27 päivää sitten

    I love watching y’all review cars. I swear y’all need to just do another top gear ish show for the masses. We love y’all dude

  47. Thomas Desjardins

    Thomas Desjardins

    27 päivää sitten

    What is the range 53miles?

  48. Niels Gebhardt

    Niels Gebhardt

    27 päivää sitten

    Such a Beauty, electric is the future bois!

  49. AstonGoesOut

    AstonGoesOut

    27 päivää sitten

    I disliked this post on purpose. Not the right person for the car, is it ?! May is more suited to review a push cart, IMO .

    • AstonGoesOut

      AstonGoesOut

      27 päivää sitten

      An ice cream push cart !!

  50. Forza Martini

    Forza Martini

    27 päivää sitten

    If that noise signify that I'm not ahead of the curve than so what, the experience is more important than 0 to 60 statistics

    • Mateo Kovac

      Mateo Kovac

      16 päivää sitten

      Lol true. All EVs can do is 0-60 times. Its boring already.

  51. Jamie Pinner

    Jamie Pinner

    28 päivää sitten

    Does this guy even like cars yet?

  52. BakchormeeMan

    BakchormeeMan

    29 päivää sitten

    0-180mph in under 9seconds will result in poo coming out.. that's crazy.. it's almost like an F1 car

    • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      15 päivää sitten

      186MPH.

  53. Limerick's Finest

    Limerick's Finest

    29 päivää sitten

    3 of the 6:47 minute video spent opening and closing the door

  54. K. Bakker

    K. Bakker

    29 päivää sitten

    Brilliant, this car review from James May! More of this please, this is very nice to watch.

  55. Robert R

    Robert R

    29 päivää sitten

    This is garbage video, someone has to drive it and give feedback. Next time just post bunch of pictures, it will be as useful as this video.

  56. AMR Warden

    AMR Warden

    Uukausi sitten

    Instead of using the key fob to have the vehicle warmed up and ready to go, you'll be using the fob to make sure the door is open by the time you get there. 🤣

  57. madmeth0d

    madmeth0d

    Uukausi sitten

    5:47 *only?*

  58. tom red

    tom red

    Uukausi sitten

    All this money and power to do a maximum of 70 mph or less depending on limit.

  59. wils pu

    wils pu

    Uukausi sitten

    Where’s this?

  60. Laurens Witte

    Laurens Witte

    Uukausi sitten

    Rear view mirr

  61. Dimond Drummachine TXSRG

    Dimond Drummachine TXSRG

    Uukausi sitten

    what music is this?

  62. Job Chithalan

    Job Chithalan

    Uukausi sitten

    James, if you like the engines so much get a steam engine car.

    • Job Chithalan

      Job Chithalan

      16 päivää sitten

      @Mateo Kovac Nah! Nah! Nah!

    • Mateo Kovac

      Mateo Kovac

      16 päivää sitten

      Nah, gas engines are still best.

  63. jon scot

    jon scot

    Uukausi sitten

    Awww LOTUS , you've done it again. who needs kids anyway

  64. justin aung

    justin aung

    Uukausi sitten

    Song name?

  65. Joss Ackland's Spunky Backpack

    Joss Ackland's Spunky Backpack

    Uukausi sitten

    Not so much a door as an entire body panel

  66. PTFuZi

    PTFuZi

    Uukausi sitten

    Are those bugatti wheel?

  67. crash6674

    crash6674

    Uukausi sitten

    1:58 and then it runs out of power in 15 minuets and you have to charge it for four hours lol

  68. Inse van houts

    Inse van houts

    Uukausi sitten

    Incredible car. Amazing work Lotus

  69. stankygeorge

    stankygeorge

    Uukausi sitten

    Please, give me one more change, I'll get the math right, this time! I love James' British wit and charm, you sir, are a class act! If it had not been for that smelly oil being so easily monopolized, the world would have had electric vehicles from the start. After, one hundred plus years of development, all the bugs and quirks would have worked out of electric vehicles, long ago! Baker electrics are still on the road to this today, and that is another problem with electric vehicles, they do not wear out with only one moving part in the drive train. No profit to be made there!

  70. DrummerBoy

    DrummerBoy

    Uukausi sitten

    and then make it yellow lolololol

  71. Corey Parchem

    Corey Parchem

    Uukausi sitten

    Eco mode should be called stuck in traffic mode on electric vehicles.

  72. Kel R

    Kel R

    Uukausi sitten

    1.75m is going to the Chinese government that owns the company. 👍👍😷

  73. William O'Leary

    William O'Leary

    Uukausi sitten

    Yea yea it’s just a mock up let’s see it on the road with 2,000 hp & then we’ll believe it...lol

  74. Isaac Walker

    Isaac Walker

    Uukausi sitten

    James may used to be my least favorite of all the top gear lads, not he is by far my favorite.

  75. Josh 0579

    Josh 0579

    Uukausi sitten

    So in the future cars will be very fast very quiet and it will take a long time to open the door...

  76. Der Stef

    Der Stef

    Uukausi sitten

    Sorry for the thumb down , but I hate this elektric nonsens !

    • Mateo Kovac

      Mateo Kovac

      16 päivää sitten

      True lol. Absolute nonsense how they try to promote electric cars by numbers.

  77. Der Stef

    Der Stef

    Uukausi sitten

    Nice Akkudrill ! A bit expensive I guess !

  78. 2010Bla

    2010Bla

    Uukausi sitten

    0 to 180 mph: less than 9 seconds. Opening the doors: 90 seconds or less! xD (I do get it's a prototype ;) ) Beautiful car! Glad Lotus still exists, even if it's funded by chinese money

    • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      15 päivää sitten

      This is a PRE PRODUCTION PRO. A show car. And it's 186MPH.

  79. Stephan de V

    Stephan de V

    Uukausi sitten

    its a concept car that doesnt drive. and untill it does and is tested on track, its just numbers given by manufacturer ... it loos amazing. and on paper sounds great but whats the point if you cant test if the numbers are real?

    • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      15 päivää sitten

      There are FOUR FULLY FUNCTIONAL prototype's testing.

  80. Buster Morley

    Buster Morley

    Uukausi sitten

    I am always amused when they high tech solutions just for the sake of using hightech solutions. A regular car door would work better than any electric car door ever could.

  81. Sahill Sekhon

    Sahill Sekhon

    Uukausi sitten

    So you’re paying $1000 per HP? Lol

  82. Jin Palawan

    Jin Palawan

    Uukausi sitten

    Under 3 seconds? Haha, still slower than Tesla S?

    • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      Amarjit Singh Dhesi

      15 päivää sitten

      He stated CONSIDERABLY UNDER 3 seconds. Do you understand basic English?

    • Mateo Kovac

      Mateo Kovac

      16 päivää sitten

      Imagine being impressed by 0-60 times.

  83. Christopher Mears

    Christopher Mears

    Uukausi sitten

    They probably won't let you drive it because it probably doesn't actually work typical lotus

  84. Papa C

    Papa C

    Uukausi sitten

    so what happens if it catches fire like a lot of lecky cars and super cars will it be a slow fire :-)

  85. Eluna Selemine

    Eluna Selemine

    Uukausi sitten

    The thing that I created pretty similar design, testing Autodesk Alias Speedform 3 years ago, stunned me

  86. NeverTalkToCops1

    NeverTalkToCops1

    Uukausi sitten

    No reason to style an electric "hypercar" so close to a gasoline powered car. Sucker car! The styling is as though you took the word voluptuous and turned it into Fatty, as in Fat Oprah Fatty. Fire those designers, maker them work fish and chips jobs the rest of their wretched lives.

  87. Tadeusz Małuszyński

    Tadeusz Małuszyński

    Uukausi sitten

    Don't give it to Hammond, he'll Rimac this one too.

  88. Paul Feakins

    Paul Feakins

    Uukausi sitten

    0-60 in under 3 seconds? Like a Tesla Model S then?

  89. Bear Blackhawk

    Bear Blackhawk

    Uukausi sitten

    All of that fun. For only $49k.

  90. MROIY

    MROIY

    Uukausi sitten

    I highly appreciate the honesty.

  91. S D

    S D

    Uukausi sitten

    If you never curse but wish to..., that's the the thing to buy. After driving this car a couple of days, the mission will be accomplished. The cars door will make sure of that. The acceleration stats were misread a bit - The car reaches 60 mph not in under 3 seconds but in 3 minutes

  92. unknown l

    unknown l

    Uukausi sitten

    That door is thiccc

  93. Lance van Beurden

    Lance van Beurden

    Uukausi sitten

    I hope you get to drive it one day... ain't no nissan leaf

  94. Jonsse

    Jonsse

    Uukausi sitten

    "0 to 60 from a standing start in about two and a half minutes" ROFL

  95. MerU

    MerU

    Uukausi sitten

    The corvette at the start

  96. Ian plonka

    Ian plonka

    Uukausi sitten

    I think they just found the next James Bond lotus.

  97. Nicholas Grote

    Nicholas Grote

    Uukausi sitten

    The car can reach 180 mph before it can open its door

  98. Shinn27

    Shinn27

    Uukausi sitten

    i rather have that old corvette from when he first walked into the garage

    • Mateo Kovac

      Mateo Kovac

      16 päivää sitten

      True.

  99. Arcadia

    Arcadia

    Uukausi sitten

    Vroom vroom!

  100. Will Turner

    Will Turner

    Uukausi sitten

    Name of the song at 2:18?

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