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 DriveTribe4 kuukautta sitten
    • Please pitch this car to the james bond makers nothin shouts british louder than lotus come on!!!!

      Andrew HarveyAndrew Harvey4 päivää sitten
    • @topguN 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 Olsen3 kuukautta 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 😊

      topguNtopguN4 kuukautta sitten
    • What's with all the mean comments lol?

      Eirik OlsenEirik Olsen4 kuukautta sitten
    • woman dont drive please!!!!

      ThunderdomeThunderdome4 kuukautta sitten
  • Song name?

    justin aungjustin aung28 minuuttia sitten
  • Not so much a door as an entire body panel

    Joss Ackland's Spunky BackpackJoss Ackland's Spunky BackpackTunti sitten
  • Are those bugatti wheel?

    PTFuZiPTFuZi13 tuntia sitten
  • 1:58 and then it runs out of power in 15 minuets and you have to charge it for four hours lol

    crash6674crash667415 tuntia sitten
  • Incredible car. Amazing work Lotus

    Inse van houtsInse van houtsPäivä sitten
  • Please, give me one more change, I'll get the math right, this time! I love James' British wit and charm, you sir, are a class act! If it had not been for that smelly oil being so easily monopolized, the world would have had electric vehicles from the start. After, one hundred plus years of development, all the bugs and quirks would have worked out of electric vehicles, long ago! Baker electrics are still on the road to this today, and that is another problem with electric vehicles, they do not wear out with only one moving part in the drive train. No profit to be made there!

    stankygeorgestankygeorgePäivä sitten
  • and then make it yellow lolololol

    DrummerBoyDrummerBoyPäivä sitten
  • Eco mode should be called stuck in traffic mode on electric vehicles.

    Corey ParchemCorey ParchemPäivä sitten
  • 1.75m is going to the Chinese government that owns the company. 👍👍😷

    Kel RKel RPäivä sitten
  • Yea yea it’s just a mock up let’s see it on the road with 2,000 hp & then we’ll believe it...lol

    William O'LearyWilliam O'LearyPäivä sitten
  • James may used to be my least favorite of all the top gear lads, not he is by far my favorite.

    Isaac WalkerIsaac Walker2 päivää sitten
  • So in the future cars will be very fast very quiet and it will take a long time to open the door...

    Josh 0579Josh 05792 päivää sitten
  • Sorry for the thumb down , but I hate this elektric nonsens !

    Der StefDer Stef2 päivää sitten
  • Nice Akkudrill ! A bit expensive I guess !

    Der StefDer Stef2 päivää sitten
  • 0 to 180 mph: less than 9 seconds. Opening the doors: 90 seconds or less! xD (I do get it's a prototype ;) ) Beautiful car! Glad Lotus still exists, even if it's funded by chinese money

    2010Bla2010Bla3 päivää sitten
  • its a concept car that doesnt drive. and untill it does and is tested on track, its just numbers given by manufacturer ... it loos amazing. and on paper sounds great but whats the point if you cant test if the numbers are real?

    Stephan de VStephan de V3 päivää sitten
  • I am always amused when they high tech solutions just for the sake of using hightech solutions. A regular car door would work better than any electric car door ever could.

    Buster MorleyBuster Morley4 päivää sitten
  • So you’re paying $1000 per HP? Lol

    Sahill SekhonSahill Sekhon4 päivää sitten
  • Under 3 seconds? Haha, still slower than Tesla S?

    Jin PalawanJin Palawan4 päivää sitten
  • They probably won't let you drive it because it probably doesn't actually work typical lotus

    Christopher MearsChristopher Mears5 päivää sitten
  • so what happens if it catches fire like a lot of lecky cars and super cars will it be a slow fire :-)

    Papa CPapa C5 päivää sitten
  • The thing that I created pretty similar design, testing Autodesk Alias Speedform 3 years ago, stunned me

    Eluna SelemineEluna Selemine6 päivää sitten
  • No reason to style an electric "hypercar" so close to a gasoline powered car. Sucker car! The styling is as though you took the word voluptuous and turned it into Fatty, as in Fat Oprah Fatty. Fire those designers, maker them work fish and chips jobs the rest of their wretched lives.

    NeverTalkToCops1NeverTalkToCops16 päivää sitten
  • Don't give it to Hammond, he'll Rimac this one too.

    Tadeusz MałuszyńskiTadeusz Małuszyński6 päivää sitten
  • 0-60 in under 3 seconds? Like a Tesla Model S then?

    Paul FeakinsPaul Feakins7 päivää sitten
  • All of that fun. For only $49k.

    Bear BlackhawkBear Blackhawk7 päivää sitten
  • I highly appreciate the honesty.

    MROIYMROIY7 päivää sitten
  • If you never curse but wish to..., that's the the thing to buy. After driving this car a couple of days, the mission will be accomplished. The cars door will make sure of that. The acceleration stats were misread a bit - The car reaches 60 mph not in under 3 seconds but in 3 minutes

    S DS D8 päivää sitten
  • That door is thiccc

    unknown lunknown l9 päivää sitten
  • I hope you get to drive it one day... ain't no nissan leaf

    Lance van BeurdenLance van Beurden9 päivää sitten
  • "0 to 60 from a standing start in about two and a half minutes" ROFL

    JonsseJonsse9 päivää sitten
  • The corvette at the start

    ACMerU06ACMerU069 päivää sitten
  • I think they just found the next James Bond lotus.

    Ian plonkaIan plonka9 päivää sitten
  • The car can reach 180 mph before it can open its door

    Nicholas GroteNicholas Grote10 päivää sitten
  • i rather have that old corvette from when he first walked into the garage

    Shinn27Shinn2710 päivää sitten
  • Vroom vroom!

    ArcadiaArcadia10 päivää sitten
  • Name of the song at 2:18?

    Will TurnerWill Turner10 päivää sitten
  • 2.2 million pound!! 😂🤣 have a word..

    jamstaa69jamstaa6910 päivää sitten
  • Even if yount drive it it is a beast looking car. Need new roads to enjoy driving a car like that. The doors are like, heeeerrrre I am.

    Scott DScott D11 päivää sitten
  • no wonder it needs 0-60 in under 3 seconds, door takes 3 minutes to close lol

    marcus brownmarcus brown11 päivää sitten
  • Is there any need it's got more horsepower than most first generation British Rail diesels!! And the second generation are only 3300 and will haul a massive amount!!

    Richard Turpin Richard Head and Mamory HeadRichard Turpin Richard Head and Mamory Head11 päivää sitten
  • James May is the most boring car reviewer ever

    LamborghiniLamborghini11 päivää sitten
  • That door speed is like a status symbol "I can go as fast as I want but I'm no hurry to"

    danehb89danehb8912 päivää sitten
  • The Veyron is now the gold standard for comparisons.

    Dr. Debajyoti BoseDr. Debajyoti Bose12 päivää sitten
  • 2:16 what's the name of this song?

    Kaptain KenKaptain Ken12 päivää sitten
  • That poor sound guy did a fantastic job.

    J. D. RidenourJ. D. Ridenour12 päivää sitten
  • Why

    Alan LundAlan Lund12 päivää sitten
  • 2:18 nothing is better than a poopie maneuver

    jah_jah_12 päivää sitten
  • it looks like a laferarri

    ClipzClipz13 päivää sitten
  • if they ever let james may drive the real one they should rig the door to be slow just for him

    Ben WeldonBen Weldon14 päivää sitten
  • That does look awful

    Darren BushDarren Bush14 päivää sitten
  • Beautiful Super Car 👍

    Davido RenaCelloDavido RenaCello14 päivää sitten
  • Combine a venom f5 and a mclaren p1 and BOOM

    Ara AbxAra Abx16 päivää sitten
  • Looks like a GTA SPANO a little bit

    Andy PullarAndy Pullar16 päivää sitten
  • Music at 2:20?

    A GuyA Guy16 päivää sitten
  • That car is beautiful! On another note, I went from watching a Timthetatman video to this and was very confused when I heard the same outro song! lol

    CookieKaijuPlaysCookieKaijuPlays17 päivää sitten
  • Is it me or have James’ eyebrows started to go grey independently of each other..?

    William MasonWilliam Mason17 päivää sitten
  • “Those who are last shall be sideways and sliding”

    Nathaniel ButcherNathaniel Butcher17 päivää sitten
  • 0-60 should be max 1 sec and tip speed from 0 to max speed 5 sec maximum

    MrFosterMrFoster18 päivää sitten
  • Who done the music

    Graham CawthorneGraham Cawthorne18 päivää sitten
  • thats so dumb

    rub berrub ber18 päivää sitten
  • Wouldn't you love standing in the rain waiting for the doors to open.....

    Lance TuckeyLance Tuckey19 päivää sitten
  • The 2 and half min bit made me go crazy xDDDDD

    Shriyam Saikia 2039Shriyam Saikia 203919 päivää sitten
  • no rev matching no stick shift no Symphony no thank you

    SkylarkSkylark20 päivää sitten
  • unless its 0-100km/hr in under 2 seconds this car is nnot going to be considered quick.

    Jason SwiftJason Swift21 päivä sitten
  • I see brake discs not motors in the wheels. Yes the motors could be in the wheels but I suspect that they are inboard of the wheels.

    TraidMarc GuitarsTraidMarc Guitars21 päivä sitten
  • Its absolutely beautiful but I just cannot give a f*%!. Electric cars are not interesting in the slightest to me.

    Hunter MacDonaldHunter MacDonald21 päivä sitten
  • does he like burger king?

    meowsoapmeowsoap22 päivää sitten
    • @TypicalTimothy ik. i made the joke because their names are similar.

      meowsoapmeowsoap22 päivää sitten
    • Wrong James may

      TypicalTimothyTypicalTimothy22 päivää sitten
  • Mays so goofy 😋

    niagra898niagra89823 päivää sitten
  • That faint “Ow!” at the end got me 😂

    Brandon DixonBrandon Dixon23 päivää sitten
  • How would a car do 0-60 from anything but a standing start?

    IrritaDadIrritaDad24 päivää sitten
  • It reminds me of the Hennessey venom f5

    WWE figure legacyWWE figure legacy24 päivää sitten
  • this car look like a crossbreed between lamborghini gallardo and koenigsegg

    NYM OMUSNYM OMUS25 päivää sitten
  • As much fun as a rechargeable electric kettle

  • The rear end of this car is truly something else. So much fun to look at

    ConLeeConLee25 päivää sitten
  • The background music sounds like DDE theme song

    erichson roscoeerichson roscoe26 päivää sitten
  • Flat batteries anybody lol

    rallyslag tourrallyslag tour26 päivää sitten
  • I imagine the car will run for about 15 minutes before needing a recharge. It might be able to go at 180 mph but I doubt it will be able to travel 180 miles in an hour. Might need a new set of terms for supercars like this. Instead of 290km/h we might need to say top speed=80 meters/s or 87 yards per second....... just a thought!!

    Tinker TaylorTinker Taylor26 päivää sitten
  • Wow

    Armbrister’s GarageArmbrister’s Garage26 päivää sitten
  • Pure Genius

    Bryson MurrayBryson Murray26 päivää sitten
  • I love it! Id rather have the slower 8 cylinder... because that car in just fast and beautiful. Like a fast golf cart.

    Agato LweyAgato Lwey26 päivää sitten
  • This is not a supercar, it's a hypercar.

    Sergio JokanovSergio Jokanov27 päivää sitten
  • Nice Chinese car.

    foster hexxxfoster hexxx28 päivää sitten
  • the 0 to 150 is faster than the door opening hhahahahaha

    JJZrd2004JJZrd200428 päivää sitten
  • What took it so long to close the door?

    Rodrigo ZauliRodrigo Zauli28 päivää sitten
  • Until I see this in the hands of customers i think it will not go pass concept car

    Andres GuerinAndres Guerin29 päivää sitten
  • Rather have a Prius and keep the change

    Flappo SpammoFlappo SpammoUukausi sitten
  • She's a looker.

    R.C. CollinsR.C. CollinsUukausi sitten
  • Wait does he mean by the weight going to the extremes?

    Chase HudsonChase HudsonUukausi sitten
  • They should make sure clarkson doesn't watch this or he's gonna punch the sound engineer....

    briefer -briefer -Uukausi sitten
  • Well Lotus must have found a motor manufacturer, that has managed to get an incredibly highest power density, into a 500hp motor. Can't see how they've squeezed that size motor at each wheel. Is this car actually in production, as it seems like a bit of a pipe dream car.

    Dodgey SolenoidDodgey SolenoidUukausi sitten
  • Marxist

    shahafnagarshahafnagarUukausi sitten
  • when not Lotus doing their usual slips, what door more p ******

    Jack DyerJack DyerUukausi sitten
  • You could drown in the rain by the time the door opens and closes....

    Jagjeet SihraJagjeet SihraUukausi sitten
  • My favourite thing about the whole video was the Series 3 Land Rover in the background outside the workshop door 😍😍 would rather have that than the lotus

    Ash FarleyAsh FarleyUukausi sitten
  • Bruh Tesla could sell their roadster for 1mil and it'll still sell

    Kake RakeKake RakeUukausi sitten
  • 500 bhp per wheel, that’s 2500 bhp by my calculations 🤪

    a harbya harbyUukausi sitten
  • Looks like the f5 plus Ford gt

    Cameron CullenCameron CullenUukausi sitten
  • Great production on this vid!

    Pip LucasPip LucasUukausi sitten