The first in existence.
The first British all-electric hypercar.

Type 14

1957

World's first GRP monocoque chassis. 0.29 co-efficient of drag in 1957.

Type 72

1970

World's first use of side-mounted radiators in F1.

Type 82

1980

World's first turbocharged mid-engined supercar.

Type 88

1981

World's first carbon fibre monocoque F1 car.

Type 111

1995

World's first bonded aluminium chassis.

The thrilling next chapter of one of the greatest automotive stories ever told. The Lotus Evija continues a rich, 70-year tradition of iconic, game-changing road and racing cars.

A bloodline steeped in daring innovation and radical thinking takes another revolutionary leap forward.

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