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...

Watch the behind the scenes here: bit.ly/LotusBTS

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  • Lucy at DriveTribe
    Lucy at DriveTribe5 måneder siden

    If you fancy a behind the scenes look at this shoot, check out my video: bit.ly/EvijaBTS

  • Damar Fadlan

    Damar Fadlan

    15 dager siden

    @anydaynow have u ever drove the elise car before?

  • Damar Fadlan

    Damar Fadlan

    15 dager siden

    @extreme8808 how expensive this Evija car was?

  • Damar Fadlan

    Damar Fadlan

    15 dager siden

    @Jael Pikner i am afraid Evija isn't as fast as Elise 190.

  • Andrew Harvey

    Andrew Harvey

    Måned siden

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

  • Eirik Olsen

    Eirik Olsen

    5 måneder siden

    @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.

  • Izak
    Izak7 timer siden

    I love this from drivetribe. I’m his car review is reminiscent of how it was done on old Top Gear. So nostalgic and I love it so much

  • adam
    adam10 timer siden

    2000hp for the engines... nothing left to open and close the door.

  • Sean H
    Sean H11 timer siden

    This car goes from 0-180mph considerably faster than its door goes from closed to open.

  • H.S .J
    H.S .J16 timer siden

    That door.... Oh no

  • PghGameFix
    PghGameFix22 timer siden

    Love topgear, but why show us a car that doesn't even drive?

  • Jason Martin
    Jason MartinDag siden

    2.2000000 pounds, only seats 2, not in production, only 130 built, 0-60 in under 3 seconds! Have you heard of Tesla, 0-60 under 2 seconds, seats 5, and already in production for only $130,000. Time to get up to date on cars as a car presenter.

  • Kira
    KiraDag siden

    what was the music used in the pretties, its so catchy

  • checc onetwo
    checc onetwoDag siden

    Incredible looking car. It gives me those Lamborghini goosebumps just looking at it.

  • Pootis Spangle
    Pootis Spangle2 dager siden

    An improved version of the 2021 Chevy Corvette, which I was especially impressed on the European based turning system. Maybe they finally hired German people, pun intented.

  • Parker Essential
    Parker Essential3 dager siden

    The filthy exhaust primarily trot because columnist biophysically remind from a private house. vagabond, deserted input

  • jumpman120
    jumpman1203 dager siden

    At first time i though James May was the guitarist of Queens !

  • Microage
    Microage3 dager siden

    Easy, just make a 4000hp petrol engine... It can be done bois :D

  • Based Redpill boycott coke products
    Based Redpill boycott coke products4 dager siden

    Needs a v8

  • Based Redpill boycott coke products
    Based Redpill boycott coke products4 dager siden

    I'll stay slow. 🔊🔊🔊🔊

  • General McCheeseburger
    General McCheeseburger6 dager siden

    I don’t that’s his car, if it was, he would paint it brown or beige, or browner

  • Adam Bahnsen
    Adam Bahnsen6 dager siden

    Not a fan of those taillights, thats about it...

  • Strictly BM - Pasopa GuLuva
    Strictly BM - Pasopa GuLuva6 dager siden

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  • tolon tolon
    tolon tolon7 dager siden

    we r going to the future.... slowly BUT steady

  • The Stig
    The Stig8 dager siden


  • gmail gmail
    gmail gmail8 dager siden

    very pretty but the price is ridiculous compared with the Tesla Roadster @ 200k . you could buy 10 for the price of one Lotus . Is it 10 times better than the Tesla ?

  • TennyBear
    TennyBear9 dager siden

    6:06 me right before tripping

  • Lars Kraus
    Lars Kraus11 dager siden

    Some say hes still inside, waiting for the door to open.

  • Khani Ali
    Khani Ali13 dager siden

    The Door🚪takes a decade to close

  • Damar Fadlan
    Damar Fadlan15 dager siden

    Rare to see a Lotus Evija.

  • glenn Hunt iv
    glenn Hunt iv16 dager siden

    Like some caption slow

  • Michael Cary
    Michael Cary16 dager siden

    usless road car where can you drive this with 2000hp and for how long on battery

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    13 dager siden

    It has driver selectable driving modes that each have varying degrees of power. Shaking my head.

  • Jon Doh
    Jon Doh17 dager siden

    I would not get in there and close the door. It takes too long

  • Stuart Peacock
    Stuart Peacock18 dager siden

    The door closure was specially slowed down for drama. Spectacular looks

  • Per Edward Nilsen
    Per Edward Nilsen19 dager siden

    ”Make som car noices. You know. Fffeeeeew” hahaha. James ❤️

  • Wilhelm W
    Wilhelm W21 dag siden

    James May is turning into Brian May !!!

  • Roland Grange
    Roland Grange21 dag siden

    Turquoise trainers. He needs to have a chat with someone faster than a Lotus - a BLM "activist" maybe, to get him a new pair.

  • Christine Ayres
    Christine Ayres22 dager siden

    under 3 secs to 60 not that fast , call me when you invent a car that does 60mph in 1 second lol

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    13 dager siden

    It's quoted as UNDER 3 seconds. Comfortably.

  • Luke EarthCrawler
    Luke EarthCrawler22 dager siden

    The slow opening/closing door is the best anti-theft device there is. This is not a car for Nicholas Cage's Gone in 60 seconds.

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    13 dager siden


  • Reginald Marcial
    Reginald Marcial23 dager siden

    I still can't believe he's Brian May's brother. It looks like a Ferrari.

  • Uncommon Sense

    Uncommon Sense

    21 dag siden

    Haha, he wishes.:)

  • Eriah Norwood
    Eriah Norwood23 dager siden

    Only benefit of this car is that it will go fast. After 100 miles it'll break down.

  • EnterTheCarp
    EnterTheCarp24 dager siden

    Electric cars will eventually start snapping necks. Physics dictates. Sprained or dislocated? 🍻✌🏼

  • EnterTheCarp
    EnterTheCarp24 dager siden

    Wow. Misssd this one. 🍻👍🏼

  • The Downliner
    The Downliner24 dager siden

    lol £2.2 million? I'm just not getting the appeal or having the choice between a huge mansion or a tiny car.

  • cheesed to meet you
    cheesed to meet you25 dager siden

    So 15x the price of tesla roadster and still a second slower. It's a pretty car but not worth the price at all.

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    13 dager siden

    @cheesed to meet you The Tesla Roadster is obselete then too? When did it debut? The Lotus is GOING into production. And by the way 0-60MPH is UNDER 3 seconds. The Rimac Nevera hit 2.08 seconds amd weighs very nearly 500KG more. This is an exotic hypercar. Limited Edition. So lose your attitude.

  • cheesed to meet you

    cheesed to meet you

    14 dager siden

    @Mateo Kovac I’d rather wait a couple more years than spend 2.5m on a car that’s going to be obsolete in a few years

  • Mateo Kovac

    Mateo Kovac

    14 dager siden

    So, where is that Tesla Roadster?

  • Jits Monster
    Jits Monster25 dager siden

    A car company known for issues with electronics creates an electric car.... Nonetheless, gorgeous!!

  • Billy Beheler
    Billy Beheler25 dager siden

    I love watching y’all review cars. I swear y’all need to just do another top gear ish show for the masses. We love y’all dude

  • Thomas Desjardins
    Thomas Desjardins25 dager siden

    What is the range 53miles?

  • Niels Gebhardt
    Niels Gebhardt25 dager siden

    Such a Beauty, electric is the future bois!

  • AstonGoesOut
    AstonGoesOut25 dager siden

    I disliked this post on purpose. Not the right person for the car, is it ?! May is more suited to review a push cart, IMO .

  • AstonGoesOut


    25 dager siden

    An ice cream push cart !!

  • Forza Martini
    Forza Martini25 dager siden

    If that noise signify that I'm not ahead of the curve than so what, the experience is more important than 0 to 60 statistics

  • Mateo Kovac

    Mateo Kovac

    14 dager siden

    Lol true. All EVs can do is 0-60 times. Its boring already.

  • Jamie Pinner
    Jamie Pinner26 dager siden

    Does this guy even like cars yet?

  • BakchormeeMan
    BakchormeeMan27 dager siden

    0-180mph in under 9seconds will result in poo coming out.. that's crazy.. it's almost like an F1 car

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    13 dager siden


  • Limerick's Finest
    Limerick's Finest27 dager siden

    3 of the 6:47 minute video spent opening and closing the door

  • K. Bakker
    K. Bakker27 dager siden

    Brilliant, this car review from James May! More of this please, this is very nice to watch.

  • Robert R
    Robert R27 dager siden

    This is garbage video, someone has to drive it and give feedback. Next time just post bunch of pictures, it will be as useful as this video.

  • AMR Warden
    AMR Warden28 dager siden

    Instead of using the key fob to have the vehicle warmed up and ready to go, you'll be using the fob to make sure the door is open by the time you get there. 🤣

  • madmeth0d
    madmeth0d28 dager siden

    5:47 *only?*

  • tom red
    tom red29 dager siden

    All this money and power to do a maximum of 70 mph or less depending on limit.

  • wils pu
    wils puMåned siden

    Where’s this?

  • Laurens Witte
    Laurens WitteMåned siden

    Rear view mirr

  • Dimond Drummachine TXSRG
    Dimond Drummachine TXSRGMåned siden

    what music is this?

  • Job Chithalan
    Job ChithalanMåned siden

    James, if you like the engines so much get a steam engine car.

  • Job Chithalan

    Job Chithalan

    14 dager siden

    @Mateo Kovac Nah! Nah! Nah!

  • Mateo Kovac

    Mateo Kovac

    14 dager siden

    Nah, gas engines are still best.

  • jon scot
    jon scotMåned siden

    Awww LOTUS , you've done it again. who needs kids anyway

  • justin aung
    justin aungMåned siden

    Song name?

  • Joss Ackland's Spunky Backpack
    Joss Ackland's Spunky BackpackMåned siden

    Not so much a door as an entire body panel

  • PTFuZi
    PTFuZiMåned siden

    Are those bugatti wheel?

  • crash6674
    crash6674Måned siden

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

  • Inse van houts
    Inse van houtsMåned siden

    Incredible car. Amazing work Lotus

  • stankygeorge
    stankygeorgeMåned siden

    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!

  • DrummerBoy
    DrummerBoyMåned siden

    and then make it yellow lolololol

  • Corey Parchem
    Corey ParchemMåned siden

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

  • Kel R
    Kel RMåned siden

    1.75m is going to the Chinese government that owns the company. 👍👍😷

  • William O'Leary
    William O'LearyMåned siden

    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

  • Isaac Walker
    Isaac WalkerMåned siden

    James may used to be my least favorite of all the top gear lads, not he is by far my favorite.

  • Josh 0579
    Josh 0579Måned siden

    So in the future cars will be very fast very quiet and it will take a long time to open the door...

  • Der Stef
    Der StefMåned siden

    Sorry for the thumb down , but I hate this elektric nonsens !

  • Mateo Kovac

    Mateo Kovac

    14 dager siden

    True lol. Absolute nonsense how they try to promote electric cars by numbers.

  • Der Stef
    Der StefMåned siden

    Nice Akkudrill ! A bit expensive I guess !

  • 2010Bla
    2010BlaMåned siden

    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

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    13 dager siden

    This is a PRE PRODUCTION PRO. A show car. And it's 186MPH.

  • Stephan de V
    Stephan de VMåned siden

    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?

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    13 dager siden

    There are FOUR FULLY FUNCTIONAL prototype's testing.

  • Buster Morley
    Buster MorleyMåned siden

    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.

  • Sahill Sekhon
    Sahill SekhonMåned siden

    So you’re paying $1000 per HP? Lol

  • Jin Palawan
    Jin PalawanMåned siden

    Under 3 seconds? Haha, still slower than Tesla S?

  • Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    Amarjit Singh Dhesi

    13 dager siden

    He stated CONSIDERABLY UNDER 3 seconds. Do you understand basic English?

  • Mateo Kovac

    Mateo Kovac

    14 dager siden

    Imagine being impressed by 0-60 times.

  • Christopher Mears
    Christopher MearsMåned siden

    They probably won't let you drive it because it probably doesn't actually work typical lotus

  • Papa C
    Papa CMåned siden

    so what happens if it catches fire like a lot of lecky cars and super cars will it be a slow fire :-)

  • Eluna Selemine
    Eluna SelemineMåned siden

    The thing that I created pretty similar design, testing Autodesk Alias Speedform 3 years ago, stunned me

  • NeverTalkToCops1
    NeverTalkToCops1Måned siden

    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.

  • Tadeusz Małuszyński
    Tadeusz MałuszyńskiMåned siden

    Don't give it to Hammond, he'll Rimac this one too.

  • Paul Feakins
    Paul FeakinsMåned siden

    0-60 in under 3 seconds? Like a Tesla Model S then?

  • Bear Blackhawk
    Bear BlackhawkMåned siden

    All of that fun. For only $49k.

    MROIYMåned siden

    I highly appreciate the honesty.

  • S D
    S DMåned siden

    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

  • unknown l
    unknown lMåned siden

    That door is thiccc

  • Lance van Beurden
    Lance van BeurdenMåned siden

    I hope you get to drive it one day... ain't no nissan leaf

  • Jonsse
    JonsseMåned siden

    "0 to 60 from a standing start in about two and a half minutes" ROFL

  • MerU
    MerUMåned siden

    The corvette at the start

  • Ian plonka
    Ian plonkaMåned siden

    I think they just found the next James Bond lotus.

  • Nicholas Grote
    Nicholas GroteMåned siden

    The car can reach 180 mph before it can open its door

  • Shinn27
    Shinn27Måned siden

    i rather have that old corvette from when he first walked into the garage

  • Mateo Kovac

    Mateo Kovac

    14 dager siden


  • Arcadia
    ArcadiaMåned siden

    Vroom vroom!

  • Will Turner
    Will TurnerMåned siden

    Name of the song at 2:18?

  • jamstaa69
    jamstaa69Måned siden

    2.2 million pound!! 😂🤣 have a word..

  • Scott D
    Scott DMåned siden

    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.

  • marcus brown
    marcus brownMåned siden

    no wonder it needs 0-60 in under 3 seconds, door takes 3 minutes to close lol

  • Lamborghini
    LamborghiniMåned siden

    James May is the most boring car reviewer ever