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

6. Sij 2021.
2 138 998 Pregleda

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

    Lucy at DriveTribeLucy at DriveTribePrije 19 dana
    • @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 OlsenPrije 10 dana
    • @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 twitchtvPrije 10 dana
    • What's with all the mean comments lol?

      Eirik OlsenEirik OlsenPrije 11 dana
    • woman dont drive please!!!!

      ThunderdomeThunderdomePrije 14 dana
    • Why you hate cheese and wine :(

      AUKSHAYAUKSHAYPrije 14 dana
  • May: I can't drive it because it's a prototype Lotus: Shhh...we just said that because we thought Hammond was coming

    seeni gztyseeni gztyPrije sat
  • Is it weird how the cars that need parking sensors and reverse cameras all over the most, r the ones that hardly have any

    ridgeridgePrije 2 sati
  • James may walked in like a grumpy kid who just got woken up early morning to go to school

    ridgeridgePrije 2 sati
  • I hate electric cars 😤😤

    Khaled MorsiKhaled MorsiPrije 6 sati
  • LOTUS : "Lots of trouble, usually serious"

    Adrian DobreAdrian DobrePrije 6 sati
  • great video. the footage is so clean and has such a beautiful imagery. well done Lucy!

    Paul WeihermannPaul WeihermannPrije 14 sati
  • I hope James May isn’t claustrophobic: It’ll be a while before he’s released.

    yasio boloyasio boloPrije 15 sati
  • "Sports" cars have become blobs of glitz. In as much time as it takes to get in and out, I could have made the trip in my pickup truck. My main question is W H Y do we need electric cars?

    Contraband Fan by Mark BurnsContraband Fan by Mark BurnsPrije 22 sati
  • Does it drive?

    The Dali LlamaThe Dali LlamaPrije 22 sati
  • So no toyota parts

    Hanislip 777Hanislip 777Prije dan
  • Any other gamers first thoughts upon reading the thumbnail was something about a defensive build?😂

    SIX7YSIX7YPrije dan
  • Urgh, another dumb stupidly powerful hypercar. Wake me up when we have affordable electric sports cars and the infrastructure to support them.

    L42 NosniborL42 NosniborPrije dan
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    mikee tubmanmikee tubmanPrije dan
  • LOL I think I’ll wait for 5,000 hp car to buy one.

    Santiago GarciasSantiago GarciasPrije dan
  • 2.2 million pounds. Sure, let me just check my sofa cushions.

    D RoeD RoePrije dan
  • Looks like the t20 from gta v

    ihateflags1ihateflags1Prije dan
  • That would be too fast to follow any flying bird in The Speed Of Birds.

    sehhi vootysehhi vootyPrije dan
    • Could have picked a better colour.

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyPrije dan
  • Lots of trouble usually serious

    Average DAverage DPrije dan
  • So tell me about the carbon footprint James ... ?

    Derek ADerek APrije dan
  • Looks like a Ferrari F8

    A RA RPrije dan
  • Hennessy venom F5 > anything Lotus.

  • Lotus: so what should we make our new car look like? Lotus designer: What if we bred a Lamborgini with a Ferrari

    Dud3 itsj3ffDud3 itsj3ffPrije 2 dana
  • Try not going to the futur Hammond way, I heard it hurts

    AlbertAlbertPrije 2 dana
  • 2.2m?? Take it, it's yours.

    NathanNathanPrije 2 dana
  • I purchased a Lotus Esprit new when the Bond film came out. Easily the most poorly constructed automobile I ever owned. 0 factory support when the timing belt broke with very low mileage before the car was one year old.

    Michael HealeyMichael HealeyPrije 2 dana
  • That's some boss level health, how TF do you take down something with that much HP? F

    Los Illuminados ZealotLos Illuminados ZealotPrije 2 dana
  • Fast car. Slow doors. There's no such thing as perfection in this mortal world

    Bonny vander SandenBonny vander SandenPrije 2 dana
  • Mmmm 2.2 mil, looks likeanother overpriced car.

    DELTACX10DELTACX10Prije 2 dana
  • You can get a Ferrari F12 berlinetta from novitech for 250k € which is way more fun 🤷

    X32iX32iPrije 2 dana
    • True.

      Hasan GencHasan GencPrije 2 dana
  • That car has a lot of health points...

    Patriotic_WolfPatriotic_WolfPrije 2 dana
  • Looks very Ferrari-esque

    VCP CattleVCP CattlePrije 2 dana
  • James NEVER disappoints, does he?

    Larry DavidLarry DavidPrije 2 dana
  • Incredible . I want one

    Alex SpaldingAlex SpaldingPrije 2 dana
  • Could have picked a better colour.

    Stig R.Stig R.Prije 3 dana
  • ...and that is going to HURT! Hurt you eyes, back and neck, but more importantly, hurt the competition's pride.

    Aaron WalcottAaron WalcottPrije 3 dana
  • Lotus: 2k HP 2 million Me: Honda with 2l petrol and twin turbo with reinforced engine 500 USD and vtetech 7k Lotus: Bruh

    Rion DUBRion DUBPrije 3 dana
  • The doors are slower than that of James' hearse/ambulance

    asioe kiouasioe kiouPrije 3 dana
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    Asma AngelAsma AngelPrije 3 dana
  • When the door is half way up you could always crawl in.

    Sam ConductSam ConductPrije 3 dana
    • 'slither' in to my 2.2 million pnd vehicle.. that's my dream.

      Ian HeierIan HeierPrije 2 dana
  • 2M and it doesn't even have an engine... Some muppet will still buy it.

    Wriggler 69Wriggler 69Prije 3 dana
    • A Muppet with too much money. These types of people have lots of other petrol supercars for fun tho.

      Hasan GencHasan GencPrije 2 dana
  • lots of trouble usually serious

    Alexandru OrosAlexandru OrosPrije 3 dana
  • So, how fast does it go from 0-300kmh? Lotus: Twice faster than opening the door

    Hélder PalmaHélder PalmaPrije 3 dana
  • What a terrific looking machine (with the exception of the tail lights).

    piffiiiiiiitpiffiiiiiiitPrije 3 dana
  • Treesome of Koenigsegg Regera + Mercedes-Benz biome + Laferarri?

    yeoh yuanxiyeoh yuanxiPrije 3 dana
  • Sure being seated in the middle of the powerful thunderbolt of electricity is not my cup of tea.

    Robert MTLRobert MTLPrije 3 dana
    • @Robert MTL are you kidding me? Electric cars don’t have gas engines so they have huge storage space in the front that act like massive crumple zones if a car gets into an accident and their center of gravity is very very low making them very very difficult to flip. An electric car is safer in almost every way due to their design

      TJTJPrije 12 sati
    • @TJ Yes, I do. Saying an electric car is much safe is not true and there is no data that says otherwise.

      Robert MTLRobert MTLPrije 13 sati
    • Do you prefer being seated a meter away from sitting behind thousands of explosions and a tank full of flammable gas? Electricity is much safer than gas cars since their circuits need to complete before they can do any damage.

      TJTJPrije 15 sati
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    VStormV BringerVStormV BringerPrije 3 dana
  • you know its slow when James says its slow

    BENDY’S YTCBENDY’S YTCPrije 3 dana
  • whats the music name?

    Rogue11Rogue11Prije 4 dana
  • the new james bond car

    uttaradit2uttaradit2Prije 4 dana
  • It looks like the "upcoming" hennessy venom

    T. HuangT. HuangPrije 4 dana
    • More like the old one. They both probably have the same chassis.

      Garrett RitchieGarrett RitchiePrije 4 dana
  • He's really loosing his sense giving a prototype sense over his philosophies so prematurely. The battery pack placement choice is there just because we don't know another place for it yet, like we didn't knew how to shape cars more than a horse cart 100 years ago...

    killerdinamo08killerdinamo08Prije 4 dana
  • Sorta has a bit of a Ferrari look.

    Kailen BittnerKailen BittnerPrije 5 dana
  • This car on a race with a LeMans style start would be something.

    FabricioSTHFabricioSTHPrije 5 dana
    • My thoughts exactly

      JohnyRocket 00JohnyRocket 00Prije dan
    • It will be a laughing stock when the driver awkwardly waiting the door, then smashes everyone in the end anyways

      wathog01wathog01Prije dan
  • this is piece of plastic and any boar builder can make any shape you want.

    car5carcar5carPrije 5 dana
  • It's odd people pay do much for junk

    Top HatTop HatPrije 5 dana
  • The man who engineered those doors must have also done the power rear gate on the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester.

    Daniel RyanDaniel RyanPrije 5 dana
  • I hate every car that doesnt have a round steering wheel.

    Society needs a system updateSociety needs a system updatePrije 5 dana
    • I still miss the 'tiller' and semaphore turn signals... :(

      Ian HeierIan HeierPrije 2 dana
    • Even Formula 1?

      Rohil BudrukRohil BudrukPrije 3 dana
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    Ashley CookAshley CookPrije 5 dana
  • It actually has a sound: the sound of money

    Andreatta ThomasAndreatta ThomasPrije 5 dana
    • This sounds exactly like what Clarkson would say

      John KentJohn KentPrije dan
  • I hope they add a button to use the slow door on the passenger side, let them awkwardly stand there for 30 seconds while everyone is taking pictures

    Lawson MurphyLawson MurphyPrije 5 dana
  • Freakingnawsome

    morten huva stensethmorten huva stensethPrije 5 dana
  • Lotus will forever be the ugliest

    Jay DJay DPrije 5 dana
  • This car is lit..... Gallarado and MClaren in one.....

    ZakZakPrije 5 dana
  • looks like a lambo

    Jeremy CateJeremy CatePrije 5 dana
    • hrworld.info/home/video/lsyUecOihW56d6Y.html

      Car Reviews by M A 7Car Reviews by M A 7Prije 5 dana
  • 4:22

    NickNickPrije 5 dana
    • hrworld.info/home/video/lsyUecOihW56d6Y.html

      Car Reviews by M A 7Car Reviews by M A 7Prije 5 dana
  • "Lotus People!"

    29-Satyajeet-10-C29-Satyajeet-10-CPrije 5 dana
  • don't let hammond near that car!

    David DavidsonnDavid DavidsonnPrije 5 dana
    • If you believe the covid bulshit no one will be left to drive it. Of course you know that it’s lies but if you speak that’s the end of your career

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyPrije 5 dana
  • MG .XRHFC870 fwd ... .. its not bake off its better

    buddahkmbuddahkmPrije 5 dana
  • ajar doors . too heavy.. wat do you do with the battery after driving it hard 1/2 life

    buddahkmbuddahkmPrije 5 dana
  • if its tcr / scelecttics i got bored after 7 minutes.. till it falls of the track..

    buddahkmbuddahkmPrije 5 dana
  • Waiting for the door to open/close is like waiting for a mundane pastor to wrap up his sermon.

    Mamba MentalityMamba MentalityPrije 6 dana
  • you need 2000 hp and 0-180 mph in under 9 seconds to make up for the time you lose opening and closing the door... Just saying

    Caio RonnauCaio RonnauPrije 6 dana
  • Just wondering if you run the batteries completely flat can you still open the door to get out?

    Steve MuirSteve MuirPrije 6 dana
  • "Engines" pollute the Earth's environment. Especially when it's running with 2000 hp... But this is electric so why so much power? 1500 wasn't enough I guess...

    Markus PatientsMarkus PatientsPrije 6 dana
    • @Markus Patients yeah, you already sound like it.

      Hasan GencHasan GencPrije 2 dana
    • @Hasan Genc No "Imagination" needed.

      Markus PatientsMarkus PatientsPrije 2 dana
    • @Markus Patients imagine caring about cars 'destroying' the environment 😁 Media really set off the inner worldsaver in some people since 2015

      Hasan GencHasan GencPrije 2 dana
    • @Hasan Genc If "We" means U & Me.. Half of use do...

      Markus PatientsMarkus PatientsPrije 2 dana
    • Not that we care.

      Hasan GencHasan GencPrije 2 dana
  • HAHAHA hopefully you can see some deer in your rearview MEER.

    K DK DPrije 6 dana
  • Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is laughing.

    Anders ElofssonAnders ElofssonPrije 6 dana
  • Still i would rather have a Lancia Stratos

    ErkkipappersErkkipappersPrije 6 dana
  • Even if it had 10,000 hp it will still sound like my nan's sewing machine!

    Mr ScrotumMr ScrotumPrije 6 dana
    • True, which makes it unbelievably dull to watch.

      Hasan GencHasan GencPrije 2 dana
  • Ngl it looks like hotwheels car.

    This is a DUCK!This is a DUCK!Prije 6 dana
  • Don't care how powerful it is! If it sounds like a milk float, then I'm not interested!

    Mark ShawMark ShawPrije 6 dana
    • I love the sound of jet & piston engines but sound is lost energy..I'd prefer that energy being used to move the vehicle not just make a 'cool noise'..

      Ian HeierIan HeierPrije 2 dana
  • If you believe the covid bulshit no one will be left to drive it. Of course you know that it’s lies but if you speak that’s the end of your career

    dlmdlmPrije 6 dana
  • I don’t t believe that 500hp per wheel means that in total the car has 2000hp. It has a very torqued 500hp!

    Peter VossosPeter VossosPrije 6 dana
  • L oads O f T ime U mmmmmm S tupidoor Ladies and Gents the new O-Lust Vajie

    Random ElvisRandom ElvisPrije 6 dana
  • Is it me or is James May starting to look like Brian May

    BeatDragonBeatDragonPrije 6 dana
  • That would be too fast to follow any flying bird in The Speed Of Birds.

    TheBrickGuy7939TheBrickGuy7939Prije 7 dana
  • That is one stunningly beautiful automobile. Thanks James!

    Lee H.Lee H.Prije 7 dana
  • Either they make one with sensible doors or I've gotta build a new garage.

    Robert Walton-SharpRobert Walton-SharpPrije 7 dana
  • Am I the only one who noticed the “rear view meer” reference lol

    Spencer BellSpencer BellPrije 7 dana
  • Yeah but the world don't have a lot of places that you can use 2000hps... so i will keep myself on the petrol noisier and sucessfull with the girls side 😎✌

    andrew evolutionandrew evolutionPrije 7 dana
  • Who said lotus can't make a car fast in a straight line!

    Phyllis WhitmanPhyllis WhitmanPrije 7 dana
  • Ford GT with Steroids

    Ghaith BMGhaith BMPrije 7 dana
  • Reer view meer

    Ni NiNi NiPrije 7 dana
  • 5:00 it reminds me of one of some ambulance.............

    Multiple ChoiceMultiple ChoicePrije 7 dana
  • Well, since buying a car with less than 1000hp is clearly useless, 2000hp is at least a step in the right direction. 😬

    VermilionteaVermilionteaPrije 7 dana
  • rear looks bit awkward

    Robert BalejikRobert BalejikPrije 7 dana
    • together

      yasio boloyasio boloPrije 7 dana
  • Lotus Evija looks like a LaFerrari

    Filming AustraliaFilming AustraliaPrije 7 dana
  • Israeli Tribe would be more apropos...

    chopper alwayschopper alwaysPrije 7 dana
  • Such a misleading color I don't think I'm the only one though "Oh nice Ferrari.......wait a minute what just did he said??"

    OmarOmarPrije 7 dana
  • That ZXR though!

    GaberánGaberánPrije 7 dana