Lotus to reveal Type 130 all-electric hypercar in London on 16 July 2019
- World’s first British all-electric hypercar – project code Type 130 – will be revealed in London, the birthplace of the brand, in July
- A maximum of just 130 examples will be available to own, with first customer deliveries to commence in 2020
- Production of the Type 130 confirmed for Lotus HQ in Hethel, Norfolk
(Hethel, Norfolk – 31 May 2019) Lotus confirms today that Type 130, the brand’s first all-new model in more than a decade, will be revealed to the world’s media at an exclusive event in Central London on 16 July.
Following first confirmation of the project in April at the Shanghai International Auto Show, several hundred potential owners have come forward to express their interest in the new car. Today, the company announces that a maximum of just 130 examples will be available to own – representing the number of Lotus ‘Types’ introduced during the brand’s 71-year history.
Lotus also confirms today that Type 130 will be built at Hethel in Norfolk, the brand’s headquarters since 1966.
Type 130 will be the most dynamically accomplished road car in the company’s history, continuing a bloodline rich in firsts and technical game-changers in automotive and motorsport.
A new image and short film are released today, alluding further to what Type 130 will have to offer. Both are available to view and download in the gallery below, while the film is also at https://youtu.be/XJ-zYTBoue0
Notes to Editors
Some notable Lotus ‘Type’ numbers include:
Type 14 – World’s first composite monocoque production road car (Elite, 1957)
Type 25 – World’s first fully-stressed monocoque F1 car, first Lotus to win F1 world championship (1963)
Type 72 – Most successful F1 car of all time and the blueprint for F1 car design for many years (Championship winner in 1970, ‘72 and’ 73)
Type 78 – World’s first ‘ground effects’ F1 car (1977)
Type 88 – World’s first carbon fibre F1 car (1981)
Type 92 – World’s first active suspension F1 car (1983)
Type 111 – World’s first aluminium and bonded extrusion construction production car (Elise, 1995)
Type 130 – World’s first full electric British hypercar (2019)
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