Lotus’ Emeya and Evija X to make UK dynamic debuts at Goodwood Festival of Speed

  • Goodwood crowds can see Emeya, the much-anticipated hyper-GT, at the Festival of Speed before UK customer deliveries begin next month.
  • Emeya is one of the fastest GTs in the world with acceleration of 0- 62 mph in under 2.8 seconds.
  • Evija X, a one-off track version of the all-electric Evija, will also be seen for the first time in the UK, after it recently achieved the third fastest-ever lap time at the iconic Nürburgring Nordschleife.


9 July 2024 - London, UK  Lotus is set to make two UK dynamic debuts at this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed, with its highly anticipated hyper-GT, Emeya and the revolutionary Evija X. At the forefront of luxury, performance and cutting-edge technology, these two models mark a new era for Lotus and highlight its ongoing pursuit of excellence and innovation in electrification.

Attendees at the event will see Evija X and Emeya take on the iconic Hill Climb throughout the duration of the festival. In addition, Evija, the world's most powerful production car boasting 2,011bhp, will also be taking part in the supercar runs.

This year, the Lotus stand takes a new location next to the First Glance Paddock. The stand itself features an area dedicated to Lotus owners, centered around 'The Drivers' social space. This will display the Evija, Eletre, Emeya, and Emira – in addition to Lotus’ world championship-winning Type 72 F1 race car and the Type 136 Lotus e-Bike.

Simon Lane, Executive Director at Lotus Advanced Performance said: “We are thrilled to debut the Lotus Emeya and Evija X at Goodwood Festival of Speed. These models represent the pinnacle of our engineering and design capabilities, embodying the spirit of innovation and performance that Lotus is known for. We are excited to showcase our vision for the future of luxury and hypercars both on the Hill and on our stand”

Throughout the weekend, the Lotus stand will be a hub of activity, featuring daily Q&As hosted by renowned journalist, presenter and automotive aficionado, Natasha Bird. Bird will be quizzing prominent women from the automotive industry on their experience and leading important discussions about how we bring the joy of performance cars into a more inclusive era.

Natasha Bird said:I am so excited to host and chat to these trailblazing women who are redefining the automotive and motorsport landscape. Their passion, innovation, skill and leadership are not only breaking barriers, but also driving the industry forward. It’s an honour to celebrate their achievements and share their stories at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed."




Further information on Emeya pricing and availability

Emeya is offered in six colours including two new finishes that are now available as exterior options across the entire Lotus electric vehicle range – Boreal Grey and Fireglow Orange. The additional colours include Solar Yellow, Akoya White, Stellar Black and Kaimu Grey.  

Emeya is competitively priced in the luxury GT segment, and will be available in three variants:  

  • Emeya, the entry point for the range, starting at £89,500
  • Emeya S, a well-equipped Hyper-GT model, beginning from £101,950
  • Emeya R, the flagship, which starts at £129,950

Emeya was launched in China on 18 January and will be arriving in UK and Europe from August 2024.


Further information on Evija
Lotus Evija, the first all-electric British hypercar. First customer deliveries began in January 2024 and includes a comprehensive personalisation and experiential programme for customers - designed, engineered and hand-built at Lotus’ famous home in Hethel, UK.

  • Power output of 2,039 PS / 2011 BHP 1500 kW makes it the world’s most powerful series production road car
  • 0-62 mph (0-100km/h) in 2.56 seconds, top speed 218 mph (350 km/h)
  • Ultra-lightweight carbon fibre monocoque makes it the world’s lightest production EV hypercar, at 1,895 kg
  • Pure electric driving range target of 195 miles (314 km) on the WLTP Combined Cycle
  • Mid-mounted battery pack echoes celebrated Lotus mid-engine sports car layout
  • World-first main and dipped beam laser lighting technology
  • Cements the UK’s position as the world leader in high-performance, advanced technology automotive manufacturing


About Lotus
Lotus is a global performance brand built on solid foundations and a rich heritage. Since the formation of Lotus in 1948, it has been pioneering true automotive innovation, introducing cutting-edge technologies and designs to meet its uncompromising vision of how a car should look, perform, and feel. Lotus Group is made up of a high-performance sports car business, Lotus Cars, and an all-electric luxury mobility provider, Lotus Technology. Together, we are setting a new standard for automotive excellence.

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