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

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 DriveTribe19 päivää sitten
    • @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 Olsen10 päivää 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 😊

      its_topguN twitchtvits_topguN twitchtv11 päivää sitten
    • What's with all the mean comments lol?

      Eirik OlsenEirik Olsen11 päivää sitten
    • woman dont drive please!!!!

      ThunderdomeThunderdome14 päivää sitten
    • Why you hate cheese and wine :(

      AUKSHAYAUKSHAY15 päivää sitten
  • Lotus, why must you always try and bankrupt yourself?

    LoganLogan5 tuntia sitten
  • Idk this looks a lot like the la Ferrari

    jim jamjim jam6 tuntia sitten
  • 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 gzty9 tuntia sitten
  • Is it weird how the cars that need parking sensors and reverse cameras all over the most, r the ones that hardly have any

    ridgeridge10 tuntia sitten
  • James may walked in like a grumpy kid who just got woken up early morning to go to school

    ridgeridge10 tuntia sitten
  • I hate electric cars 😤😤

    Khaled MorsiKhaled Morsi13 tuntia sitten
  • LOTUS : "Lots of trouble, usually serious"

    Adrian DobreAdrian Dobre14 tuntia sitten
  • great video. the footage is so clean and has such a beautiful imagery. well done Lucy!

    Paul WeihermannPaul Weihermann22 tuntia sitten
  • I hope James May isn’t claustrophobic: It’ll be a while before he’s released.

    yasio boloyasio bolo23 tuntia sitten
  • "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 BurnsPäivä sitten
  • Does it drive?

    The Dali LlamaThe Dali LlamaPäivä sitten
  • So no toyota parts

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

    SIX7YSIX7YPäivä sitten
  • Urgh, another dumb stupidly powerful hypercar. Wake me up when we have affordable electric sports cars and the infrastructure to support them.

    L42 NosniborL42 NosniborPäivä sitten
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    mikee tubmanmikee tubmanPäivä sitten
  • LOL I think I’ll wait for 5,000 hp car to buy one.

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

    D RoeD RoePäivä sitten
  • Looks like the t20 from gta v

    ihateflags1ihateflags1Päivä sitten
  • That would be too fast to follow any flying bird in The Speed Of Birds.

    sehhi vootysehhi vootyPäivä sitten
    • Could have picked a better colour.

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyPäivä sitten
  • Lots of trouble usually serious

    Average DAverage D2 päivää sitten
  • So tell me about the carbon footprint James ... ?

    Derek ADerek A2 päivää sitten
  • Looks like a Ferrari F8

    A RA R2 päivää sitten
  • Hennessy venom F5 > anything Lotus.

    PRØ KĪLLËRPRØ KĪLLËR2 päivää sitten
  • Lotus: so what should we make our new car look like? Lotus designer: What if we bred a Lamborgini with a Ferrari

    Dud3 itsj3ffDud3 itsj3ff2 päivää sitten
  • Try not going to the futur Hammond way, I heard it hurts

    AlbertAlbert2 päivää sitten
  • 2.2m?? Take it, it's yours.

    NathanNathan2 päivää sitten
  • 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 Healey2 päivää sitten
  • That's some boss level health, how TF do you take down something with that much HP? F

    Los Illuminados ZealotLos Illuminados Zealot2 päivää sitten
  • Fast car. Slow doors. There's no such thing as perfection in this mortal world

    Bonny vander SandenBonny vander Sanden2 päivää sitten
  • Mmmm 2.2 mil, looks likeanother overpriced car.

    DELTACX10DELTACX102 päivää sitten
  • You can get a Ferrari F12 berlinetta from novitech for 250k € which is way more fun 🤷

    X32iX32i2 päivää sitten
    • True.

      Hasan GencHasan Genc2 päivää sitten
  • That car has a lot of health points...

    Patriotic_WolfPatriotic_Wolf3 päivää sitten
  • Looks very Ferrari-esque

    VCP CattleVCP Cattle3 päivää sitten
  • James NEVER disappoints, does he?

    Larry DavidLarry David3 päivää sitten
  • Incredible . I want one

    Alex SpaldingAlex Spalding3 päivää sitten
  • Could have picked a better colour.

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

    Aaron WalcottAaron Walcott3 päivää sitten
  • 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 DUB3 päivää sitten
  • The doors are slower than that of James' hearse/ambulance

    asioe kiouasioe kiou3 päivää sitten
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    Asma AngelAsma Angel3 päivää sitten
  • When the door is half way up you could always crawl in.

    Sam ConductSam Conduct3 päivää sitten
    • 'slither' in to my 2.2 million pnd vehicle.. that's my dream.

      Ian HeierIan Heier2 päivää sitten
  • 2M and it doesn't even have an engine... Some muppet will still buy it.

    Wriggler 69Wriggler 693 päivää sitten
    • A Muppet with too much money. These types of people have lots of other petrol supercars for fun tho.

      Hasan GencHasan Genc2 päivää sitten
  • lots of trouble usually serious

    Alexandru OrosAlexandru Oros3 päivää sitten
  • So, how fast does it go from 0-300kmh? Lotus: Twice faster than opening the door

    Hélder PalmaHélder Palma3 päivää sitten
  • What a terrific looking machine (with the exception of the tail lights).

    piffiiiiiiitpiffiiiiiiit4 päivää sitten
  • Treesome of Koenigsegg Regera + Mercedes-Benz biome + Laferarri?

    yeoh yuanxiyeoh yuanxi4 päivää sitten
  • Sure being seated in the middle of the powerful thunderbolt of electricity is not my cup of tea.

    Robert MTLRobert MTL4 päivää sitten
    • @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

      TJTJ19 tuntia sitten
    • @TJ Yes, I do. Saying an electric car is much safe is not true and there is no data that says otherwise.

      Robert MTLRobert MTL21 tunti sitten
    • 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.

      TJTJ22 tuntia sitten
  • Subscribed!

    VStormV BringerVStormV Bringer4 päivää sitten
  • you know its slow when James says its slow

    BENDY’S YTCBENDY’S YTC4 päivää sitten
  • whats the music name?

    Rogue11Rogue114 päivää sitten
  • the new james bond car

    uttaradit2uttaradit24 päivää sitten
  • It looks like the "upcoming" hennessy venom

    T. HuangT. Huang4 päivää sitten
    • More like the old one. They both probably have the same chassis.

      Garrett RitchieGarrett Ritchie4 päivää sitten
  • 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...

    killerdinamo08killerdinamo084 päivää sitten
  • Sorta has a bit of a Ferrari look.

    Kailen BittnerKailen Bittner5 päivää sitten
  • This car on a race with a LeMans style start would be something.

    FabricioSTHFabricioSTH5 päivää sitten
    • My thoughts exactly

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

      wathog01wathog012 päivää sitten
  • this is piece of plastic and any boar builder can make any shape you want.

    car5carcar5car5 päivää sitten
  • It's odd people pay do much for junk

    Top HatTop Hat5 päivää sitten
  • The man who engineered those doors must have also done the power rear gate on the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester.

    Daniel RyanDaniel Ryan5 päivää sitten
  • I hate every car that doesnt have a round steering wheel.

    Society needs a system updateSociety needs a system update5 päivää sitten
    • I still miss the 'tiller' and semaphore turn signals... :(

      Ian HeierIan Heier2 päivää sitten
    • Even Formula 1?

      Rohil BudrukRohil Budruk3 päivää sitten
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    Ashley CookAshley Cook5 päivää sitten
  • It actually has a sound: the sound of money

    Andreatta ThomasAndreatta Thomas5 päivää sitten
    • This sounds exactly like what Clarkson would say

      John KentJohn KentPäivä sitten
  • 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 Murphy5 päivää sitten
  • Freakingnawsome

    morten huva stensethmorten huva stenseth5 päivää sitten
  • Lotus will forever be the ugliest

    Jay DJay D5 päivää sitten
  • This car is lit..... Gallarado and MClaren in one.....

    ZakZak5 päivää sitten
  • looks like a lambo

    Jeremy CateJeremy Cate6 päivää sitten
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      Car Reviews by M A 7Car Reviews by M A 76 päivää sitten
  • 4:22

    NickNick6 päivää sitten
    • fistart.info/tv/videot/yJ7GqJelg5qDpac.html

      Car Reviews by M A 7Car Reviews by M A 76 päivää sitten
  • "Lotus People!"

    29-Satyajeet-10-C29-Satyajeet-10-C6 päivää sitten
  • don't let hammond near that car!

    David DavidsonnDavid Davidsonn6 päivää sitten
    • 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 vooty6 päivää sitten
  • MG .XRHFC870 fwd ... .. its not bake off its better

    buddahkmbuddahkm6 päivää sitten
  • ajar doors . too heavy.. wat do you do with the battery after driving it hard 1/2 life

    buddahkmbuddahkm6 päivää sitten
  • if its tcr / scelecttics i got bored after 7 minutes.. till it falls of the track..

    buddahkmbuddahkm6 päivää sitten
  • Waiting for the door to open/close is like waiting for a mundane pastor to wrap up his sermon.

    Mamba MentalityMamba Mentality6 päivää sitten
  • 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 Ronnau6 päivää sitten
  • Just wondering if you run the batteries completely flat can you still open the door to get out?

    Steve MuirSteve Muir6 päivää sitten
  • "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 Patients6 päivää sitten
    • @Markus Patients yeah, you already sound like it.

      Hasan GencHasan Genc2 päivää sitten
    • @Hasan Genc No "Imagination" needed.

      Markus PatientsMarkus Patients2 päivää sitten
    • @Markus Patients imagine caring about cars 'destroying' the environment 😁 Media really set off the inner worldsaver in some people since 2015

      Hasan GencHasan Genc2 päivää sitten
    • @Hasan Genc If "We" means U & Me.. Half of use do...

      Markus PatientsMarkus Patients2 päivää sitten
    • Not that we care.

      Hasan GencHasan Genc2 päivää sitten
  • HAHAHA hopefully you can see some deer in your rearview MEER.

    K DK D6 päivää sitten
  • Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is laughing.

    Anders ElofssonAnders Elofsson6 päivää sitten
  • Still i would rather have a Lancia Stratos

    ErkkipappersErkkipappers6 päivää sitten
  • Even if it had 10,000 hp it will still sound like my nan's sewing machine!

    Mr ScrotumMr Scrotum6 päivää sitten
    • True, which makes it unbelievably dull to watch.

      Hasan GencHasan Genc2 päivää sitten
  • Ngl it looks like hotwheels car.

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

    Mark ShawMark Shaw7 päivää sitten
    • 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 Heier2 päivää sitten
  • 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

    dlmdlm7 päivää sitten
  • 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 Vossos7 päivää sitten
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    Random ElvisRandom Elvis7 päivää sitten
  • Is it me or is James May starting to look like Brian May

    BeatDragonBeatDragon7 päivää sitten
  • That would be too fast to follow any flying bird in The Speed Of Birds.

    TheBrickGuy7939TheBrickGuy79397 päivää sitten
  • That is one stunningly beautiful automobile. Thanks James!

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

    Robert Walton-SharpRobert Walton-Sharp7 päivää sitten
  • Am I the only one who noticed the “rear view meer” reference lol

    Spencer BellSpencer Bell7 päivää sitten
  • 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 evolution7 päivää sitten
  • Who said lotus can't make a car fast in a straight line!

    Phyllis WhitmanPhyllis Whitman7 päivää sitten
  • Ford GT with Steroids

    Ghaith BMGhaith BM7 päivää sitten
  • Reer view meer

    Ni NiNi Ni7 päivää sitten
  • 5:00 it reminds me of one of some ambulance.............

    Multiple ChoiceMultiple Choice7 päivää sitten
  • Well, since buying a car with less than 1000hp is clearly useless, 2000hp is at least a step in the right direction. 😬

    VermilionteaVermiliontea8 päivää sitten
  • rear looks bit awkward

    Robert BalejikRobert Balejik8 päivää sitten
    • together

      yasio boloyasio bolo8 päivää sitten
  • Lotus Evija looks like a LaFerrari

    Filming AustraliaFilming Australia8 päivää sitten
  • Israeli Tribe would be more apropos...

    chopper alwayschopper always8 päivää sitten