The special edition Lotus Evija Fittipaldi hypercar has been unveiled by the British marque
Paying homage and honor to F1 driver Emerson Fittipaldi, the Lotus Evija Fittipaldi hypercar has been revealed by the British marque for the 50th anniversary of Fittipaldi’s 1972 F1 driver’s championship. There are no words to explain how ridiculously good looking this vehicle is.
Emerson Fittipaldi won his first F1 World Championship of Driver title in 1972 while racing for the Lotus-Ford team behind the wheel of the legendary Lotus Type 72 race car. The Brazilian racer won five out of the 12 races that year and became the youngest champion to ever win in the sport’s history at 25 years of age.
Limited to only 8 units in production, which is the exact number of Type 72s ever built, the Lotus Evija Fittipaldi hypercar wears a hand painted black and gold color scheme inspired by the iconic Lotus Type 72. Recycled aluminum taken from the original Type 72 have been integrated in the lightweight body of the Evija Fittipaldi along with its wheels on the exterior and the rotary dials within the interior.
On its rear wing, there are decals honoring the F1 championship and every driver’s first-place finish from that season. The black and gold color scheme continues onto the pedals, which are finished in gold.
Fittipaldi’s signature has even been hand-stitched into the dashboard with a hand-tinted plan view of the Type 72 etched onto the carbon fiber roof. With 2,000 PS generated from the electric motors, the Lotus Evija Fittipaldi hypercar boasts a zero-to-sixty time frame of under three seconds and a max speed of 217 mph. Just wild.
With a quad-motor system that delivers a whopping 1,972 horsepower and 1,254 ft lbs of torque, Lotus‘s first electric vehicle is undoubtedly one of the fastest EVs to ever touch asphalt. Although pricing hasn’t been confirmed, we expect the Evija Fittipaldi to cost well over $2 million.