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

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

    Lucy at DriveTribeLucy at DriveTribeUukausi sitten
    • @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 OlsenUukausi sitten
    • @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 twitchtvUukausi sitten
    • What's with all the mean comments lol?

      Eirik OlsenEirik OlsenUukausi sitten
    • woman dont drive please!!!!

      ThunderdomeThunderdomeUukausi sitten
    • Why you hate cheese and wine :(

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

    Chilly DavisChilly Davis12 minuuttia sitten
  • 2000 hp and under 3 sec id poor sounding

    Burak EryılmazBurak Eryılmaz5 tuntia sitten
  • You know your car is fast if the 0-60 takes less time than opening the door

    GutgiGutgi8 tuntia sitten
  • *per wheel*

    Belisarius CawlBelisarius Cawl9 tuntia sitten
  • i like that bike in the beginning.. got the same one

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

    Arthur BretasArthur BretasPäivä sitten
  • 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....

    Justine-Paula RobilliardJustine-Paula RobilliardPäivä sitten
  • 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

    Xiao ZhangXiao ZhangPäivä sitten
  • I know Lotus Evija is all electric but I seriously want one.

    VvSinisterFoxVvVvSinisterFoxVvPäivä sitten
  • 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 :-)

    sannox01sannox012 päivää sitten
  • Not a lotus

    Blark DextureBlark Dexture2 päivää sitten
  • Oh it is an ICE boring.. children like loud rhythmic noises adults like quite powerful performance aka electric motors.

    Barskor1Barskor12 päivää sitten
  • Wow!!! WHAT A GREAT CAR!! JAMES you are doing great to drive this lovely.

    Fay PackFay Pack3 päivää sitten
  • If Lotus really pulls this model off right, they will literally redefine speed for EV cars

    Anes BudimanAnes Budiman3 päivää sitten
  • ah the music from Major Hardware.

    Fixing W/ FriendsFixing W/ Friends4 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Ste SuttonSte Sutton4 päivää sitten
  • Looks like allot of old supercar models lol ,like a Ferrari, or Saleen Raptor

    tudy000tudy0005 päivää sitten
  • I believe "the rich backers"....are the Chinese....tough to wrap your head around that.

    BIG CITYBIG CITY6 päivää sitten
  • It's gorgeous but don't get in a hurry to get in

    Eric ImfeldEric Imfeld6 päivää sitten
  • 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 ?

    landiepetelandiepete6 päivää sitten
  • I love the Brits sense of humor!

    Kevin Lawrence TaylorKevin Lawrence Taylor6 päivää sitten
  • WOW!

    Kevin Lawrence TaylorKevin Lawrence Taylor6 päivää sitten
  • The only time I would drive 200+ mph under 10s is when my 16 yr old girlfriend tells me she is home alone.

    GanJuGanJu6 päivää sitten
  • Jekso

    ADK VlogADK Vlog7 päivää sitten
  • Imagine a LeMans start with that one. Ready Set And you've lost!

    Zipp4EveryoneZipp4Everyone7 päivää sitten
  • what music is used I love it?

    Moneylod GamingMoneylod Gaming8 päivää sitten
  • 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!!!!!!

    Peter VossosPeter Vossos9 päivää sitten
  • And it still wont beat an £150000 ultima 1200 BHP kit car around ANY UK track Pathetic.

    Jack PentelowJack Pentelow9 päivää sitten
  • But stock supra fast

    NovorSecNovorSec9 päivää sitten
    • Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

      Covert GarageCovert Garage9 päivää sitten
  • i like the bike & bicycles!?

    Bruce WatsonBruce Watson9 päivää sitten
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage9 päivää sitten
  • It looks hideous from behind.

    Quicksilver_CookieQuicksilver_Cookie9 päivää sitten
    • I agree with you and welcome to my channel about cars

      Covert GarageCovert Garage9 päivää sitten
  • It’s so sad to see him Getting old😢

    Mac the TrollerMac the Troller9 päivää sitten
  • Those rear lights are absolutely dreadful

    Martinho RamosMartinho Ramos9 päivää sitten
  • Lots of trouble usually serious

    Sander KõueSander Kõue10 päivää sitten
    • Right! So you're welcome to my video blog about cars.

      Covert GarageCovert Garage9 päivää sitten
  • Nice bodykit you got for that Enzo there

    Dank MarioDank Mario10 päivää sitten
  • 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?

    Nicholas ChrissNicholas Chriss11 päivää sitten
  • Why do car journalists always say 'noise'. Noise is bad. Surely they should refer to the sound of the car.

    William HoldenWilliam Holden11 päivää sitten
    • noise is sound

      Oddjob PlayzPS4Oddjob PlayzPS410 päivää sitten
  • may has just become a big fraud

    london manlondon man11 päivää sitten
  • Range: the end of the street. Per wheel.

    Duma PoolDuma Pool11 päivää sitten
  • LOTUS isn't English anymore it's Chinese. Morgan is the very last English car company

    Jjohnno 87Jjohnno 8711 päivää sitten
  • it looks dated. like a lambo gallardo. car time moves so fast.

    65memphis65memphis11 päivää sitten
  • I want my coffin to be this car

    Adrien HautotAdrien Hautot12 päivää sitten
  • Because I knew it was a prototype answer your questions over Danny Lloyd Link tymeryder.

    Dan LinkDan Link12 päivää sitten
  • Anyone think tail lights look like sunglasses

    Dan LinkDan Link12 päivää sitten
  • Bugs

    Dan LinkDan Link12 päivää sitten
  • 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!

    Josh HustJosh Hust12 päivää sitten
  • thats a really nice lamborghini

    James TiptonJames Tipton13 päivää sitten
  • 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 -

    Dirk StaudtDirk Staudt13 päivää sitten
  • I don't like this personally. To me Lotus is not about 2000hp. 400hp and 1000kg is where the magic is at.

    TwinTurbo RayTwinTurbo Ray13 päivää sitten
  • Like Lambo + laferrari

    Yudhi`s FamilyYudhi`s Family13 päivää sitten
  • My old lotus excel still excited me and I sold by it twenty years ago.

    glenn ocglenn oc13 päivää sitten
  • Cheesr

    CrypticBladeCrypticBlade13 päivää sitten
  • The body lines on that car is just nuts. I wouldn’t want to repair body lines on that after an accident!

    Cody Huss Salvage RebuilderCody Huss Salvage Rebuilder13 päivää sitten
  • Am curious to know who designs ferraris/lotus. Both look so similar, especially the sf90

    Mo HMo H14 päivää sitten
  • for 2 millions I rather have a hand door-handle than a wireless one.

    Luca DucaLuca Duca14 päivää sitten
  • I hate the way these idiots behave as if they invented the car and seem to take all the credit for it?

    Margaret LearMargaret Lear14 päivää sitten
  • 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 ?

    William GabbertWilliam Gabbert15 päivää sitten
  • Pretties= B roll ? B roll in video/film, pretties in Television ?

    CheezsoupCheezsoup15 päivää sitten
  • Only EV for James lol

    ev andersenev andersen16 päivää sitten
  • Probably takes 2 days to charge.

    Jason KingJason King16 päivää sitten
  • 2,000 dollars per horse power ...

    A. DhoogheA. Dhooghe17 päivää sitten
  • When he enters the building, he looks like average russian math professor with 200$ salary in the provincial university, who misses the soviet union

    Boring ManagerBoring Manager17 päivää sitten
  • 1:12 My ans to that... Our cars have souls... Our cars are not dumb...

    Charles KoushikCharles Koushik17 päivää sitten
  • Looks a lot like a Ferrari

    victor arcurivictor arcuri18 päivää sitten
  • Did he just pronounce 'mirror', "meee-or" like a yank?

    Dean oDean o18 päivää sitten
  • Lotus know how to make gorgeous car

    Faizal AbubakarFaizal Abubakar18 päivää sitten
  • Needs all those horses to card those batteries around.

    Clive RichardsonClive Richardson19 päivää sitten
  • The video would’ve been 2 minutes long if the doors worked normally

    George MitchellGeorge Mitchell19 päivää sitten
  • Is this car of any interest to anyone?

    Just BrowsingJust Browsing19 päivää sitten
  • How many toys does a man need?

    Just BrowsingJust Browsing19 päivää sitten
  • First look: Go in take a look, and get out. The rest is useless.

    LangolierLangolier19 päivää sitten
  • Rick & Morty: "um, is there a slow setting? Best. Door. Ever." fiboth.info/like/videot/qmqqmWrWnMrHZW4

    Lil ScotchyLil Scotchy20 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Soeren Algreen-UssingSoeren Algreen-Ussing20 päivää sitten
  • Ah yes, 'cause 1000hp was just not enough.

    Nguyễn Quốc DuyNguyễn Quốc Duy20 päivää sitten
  • Looks like the hennessy venom f5 concept

    Bass assassinBass assassin20 päivää sitten
  • 🤣Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious 🤣

    Frank blackFrank black21 päivä sitten
  • I’d like to see the Lotus Evija vs the Trion Nemesis

    New Moon NationNew Moon Nation21 päivä sitten
  • I love those two big "morning after a strong curry burned bottie" holes.

    Informed ChoiceInformed Choice21 päivä sitten
  • What happen to the production of new Elise, Elan and Espirt etc.. ? Hmm.. sure Lotus, we believe you

    JOOPPOOJ KJOOPPOOJ K22 päivää sitten
  • AMAZING FANTASTIC MAGIC IS AWESOME I LOVE IT ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    Yiannis HayabusaYiannis Hayabusa22 päivää sitten
  • lotus retroracingshirt

    retro racing shirtretro racing shirt22 päivää sitten
  • 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!

    Darwin BDarwin B22 päivää sitten
  • 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?

    Anon NonaAnon Nona22 päivää sitten
  • Anyone know what Nike's James is wearing?

    MezaluMezalu23 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    jim screechiejim screechie23 päivää sitten
  • whose idea was that intro

    808sandblvke808sandblvke23 päivää sitten
  • The vivacious haircut alternatively roll because thistle paradoxically tempt into a cruel pail. rich, aback watchmaker

    Hulda LucienHulda Lucien23 päivää sitten
  • Man. Sometimes, i want to steal the looks of james

    Some guy with beanie, hoodie and glassesSome guy with beanie, hoodie and glasses23 päivää sitten
  • THAT is going to huht

    Green ToastrGreen Toastr24 päivää sitten
  • 2.2 million pounds ? ouch I want to see it driven around a track... What's it weigh? Need a time trial lap.

    nzriotnzriot24 päivää sitten
  • I'd get claustrophobic waiting on that door to let me out......

    lonetrader1lonetrader124 päivää sitten
    • 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)

      dcoog anmldcoog anml23 päivää sitten
  • Drive it or dont make a video... Waste of time, and trade your 458 in.

    Mike HinnenkampMike Hinnenkamp24 päivää sitten
    • This car is so beautiful 😍

      dcoog anmldcoog anml23 päivää sitten
  • He has to have a Lotus engineer mash the button on the remote to open the door. Hope they are paying that dude handsomely

    bob smithbob smith24 päivää sitten
  • Mind numbing music

    Buell AhBuell Ah24 päivää sitten
  • Thaought it was a ferrari

    Bijon PollardBijon Pollard24 päivää sitten
  • In the rear view meer

    Arvid LillsundArvid Lillsund25 päivää sitten
  • Looks like a La Ferrari

    Enzo ProsciuttoEnzo Prosciutto25 päivää sitten
  • 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🤔

    PRIMEPRIME25 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one who thinks, that the car kinda looks like a waterslide, when it´s yellow?

    Samuel MeyerbiederSamuel Meyerbieder26 päivää sitten
    • I think somethings wrong with your Gallardo

      bouytt guytbouytt guyt25 päivää sitten