TThey 2024 Lotus Elator The electric SUV has been detailed for Europe, with the brand confirming a more powerful variant.
In Europe, Lotus will offer three versions – Eletre, Eletre S and Eletre R – with a 112kWh lithium-ion battery pack and a dual-motor, all-wheel drive powertrain.
While the British sports car marque has previously indicated a maximum power output of around 450kW, it has now confirmed that the range-topping Eletre R will pump out 675kW and 985Nm.
This allows for a claimed 0-100km/h sprint of 2.95 seconds and a top speed of 265km/h, with a claimed 490-km driving range on the WLTP testing cycle.
Lotus says the extra performance is aided by the fitment of a two-speed transmission – as seen in the flagship Porsche Tycoon models – rather than the single-speed reduction gear found on the base Elite and Elite S.
These grades have identical performance figures with 450kW and 710Nm, a 4.5 second 0-100km/h time, and a 258km/h top speed.
Lotus claims that the Eletre and Eletre S have a driving range of up to 600 km.
All versions of the Eletre support 350kW ultra-rapid charging with support for a 10 to 80 percent top-up in around 20 minutes.
It costs £89,500 (AU$160,000) plus on-road costs, while the Eletre S starts at £104,500 (AU$187,000).
The performance-focused Eletre R is priced from £120,000 (AU$214,500).
Australian pricing is yet to be confirmed, with a local launch expected in 2024.
Standard equipment includes; 22-inch alloy wheels, air suspension, torque vectoring, a 15.1-inch infotainment system, Matrix LED headlights, an active front grille, five drive modes, a wireless phone charger, four-zone climate control, 12-way power adjustable front seats and a 15-speaker KEF audio system.
LiDAR technology is installed in the Elator range, however, it is currently inactive in preparation for approval of autonomous driving regulations in several global markets.
Stepping up to Eletre S net; A sharp 23-speaker KEF audio system, soft-close doors, an air quality system, color adjustable ambient lighting and an active rear spoiler – while the Eletre R gets Lotus’ dynamic handling and carbon fiber packages plus gloss black highlights and Got the highlights. Performance tires.
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