LOTUS has unveiled the Emeya, its first four-door hyper-GT with a 0 to 62mph acceleration time of just 2.8 seconds.
The brand - now owned by Chinese auto giants Geely - says the Emeya sets a new benchmark for how a Lotus drives and feels by combining the company's 75-year expertise in engineering and design, with the latest advanced innovations - bringing drivers an electric car that is exciting to drive and performs exceptionally.
Features include advanced and active aerodynamic equipment such as a pioneering active front grille, rear diffuser and rear spoiler.
The Emeya also has a low centre of gravity, something that Lotus calls ‘hyperstance', which enhances stability when driving, and sets a new standard in the GT segment for ride and handling excellence.
The car is the first four-door saloon from Lotus since the Carlton appeared in 1990 - a version of the Vauxhall model with blistering performance.
The Emeya has an electronically controlled air suspension system and its advanced onboard sensors feel the road 1,000 times a second and automatically adjust the vehicle.
The top specification model for Emeya features Lotus' high-power dual motor set-up that delivers a top speed of more than 155mph and can accelerate from 0-62mph in under 2.8 seconds, making it one of the fastest electric GTs in the world.
It can add 93 miles of range with approximately five minutes of charge using a 350kW DC fast charger, as well as boost range up to 80 per cent within 18 minutes.
Emeya has been designed with advanced sustainable materials that are also sustainably sourced, to reduce its carbon footprint. This includes a new luxury thread made from repurposed fibres from the fashion industry - as well as PVD aluminium, Alcantara, Nappa leather, and Ultrafabrics PU.
A KEF audi system is standard and comes with Dolby Atmos-enabled 3D surround sound - first seen in a Lotus on the Eletre Hyper-SUV.
"This is a Lotus like you have never seen before. We've built on everything Lotus has achieved so far to create a luxury performance car for the drivers, designed to inspire confidence, exhilarate with raw emotion and pure joy - connecting them to the road,"said Ben Payne, vice-president of design, Lotus Group.
The Emeya joins as a flagship model in Lotus' line-up of luxury lifestyle electric vehicles and is part of the company's vision to become a global performance brand by 2028.
Production is expected to begin in 2024 in China and although pricing is still to be announced it is expected to start from around £100,000.