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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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  1. Lucy at DriveTribe

    Lucy at DriveTribe

    16 dagen geleden

    If you fancy a behind the scenes look at this shoot, check out my video:

    • Eirik Olsen

      Eirik Olsen

      7 dagen geleden

      @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.

    • its_topguN twitchtv

      its_topguN twitchtv

      7 dagen geleden

      @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 😊

    • Eirik Olsen

      Eirik Olsen

      8 dagen geleden

      What's with all the mean comments lol?

    • Thunderdome


      11 dagen geleden

      woman dont drive please!!!!



      12 dagen geleden

      Why you hate cheese and wine :(

  2. Hardik M Shah

    Hardik M Shah

    49 seconden geleden

    Sure, old Brit bricks reviewing 21st century vehicles.

  3. Alex Spalding

    Alex Spalding

    2 uur geleden

    Incredible . I want one

  4. Stig R.

    Stig R.

    3 uur geleden

    Could have picked a better colour.

  5. Aaron Walcott

    Aaron Walcott

    4 uur geleden

    ...and that is going to HURT! Hurt you eyes, back and neck, but more importantly, hurt the competition's pride.

  6. Rion DUB

    Rion DUB

    6 uur geleden

    Lotus: 2k HP 2 million Me: Honda with 2l petrol and twin turbo with reinforced engine 500 USD and vtetech 7k Lotus: Bruh

  7. asioe kiou

    asioe kiou

    7 uur geleden

    The doors are slower than that of James' hearse/ambulance

  8. Asma Angel

    Asma Angel

    8 uur geleden

    The truculent fortnight preoperatively frighten because poppy findingsinitially clip pro a clean whorl. dispensable, acid physician

  9. Sam Conduct

    Sam Conduct

    8 uur geleden

    When the door is half way up you could always crawl in.

  10. Wriggler 69

    Wriggler 69

    9 uur geleden

    2M and it doesn't even have an engine... Some muppet will still buy it.

  11. Alexandru Oros

    Alexandru Oros

    9 uur geleden

    lots of trouble usually serious

  12. Hélder Palma

    Hélder Palma

    13 uur geleden

    So, how fast does it go from 0-300kmh? Lotus: Twice faster than opening the door

  13. piffiiiiiiit


    22 uur geleden

    What a terrific looking machine (with the exception of the tail lights).

  14. yeoh yuanxi

    yeoh yuanxi

    22 uur geleden

    Treesome of Koenigsegg Regera + Mercedes-Benz biome + Laferarri?

  15. Robert MTL

    Robert MTL

    Dag geleden

    Sure being seated in the middle of the powerful thunderbolt of electricity is not my cup of tea.

  16. VStormV Bringer

    VStormV Bringer

    Dag geleden




    Dag geleden

    you know its slow when James says its slow

  18. Rogue11


    Dag geleden

    whats the music name?

  19. uttaradit2


    Dag geleden

    the new james bond car

  20. T. Huang

    T. Huang

    Dag geleden

    It looks like the "upcoming" hennessy venom

    • Garrett Ritchie

      Garrett Ritchie

      Dag geleden

      More like the old one. They both probably have the same chassis.

  21. killerdinamo08


    Dag geleden

    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...

  22. Kailen Bittner

    Kailen Bittner

    2 dagen geleden

    Sorta has a bit of a Ferrari look.

  23. FabricioSTH


    2 dagen geleden

    This car on a race with a LeMans style start would be something.

  24. car5car


    2 dagen geleden

    this is piece of plastic and any boar builder can make any shape you want.

  25. Top Hat

    Top Hat

    2 dagen geleden

    It's odd people pay do much for junk

  26. Daniel Ryan

    Daniel Ryan

    2 dagen geleden

    The man who engineered those doors must have also done the power rear gate on the 2014-2018 Subaru Forester.

  27. Society needs a system update

    Society needs a system update

    2 dagen geleden

    I hate every car that doesnt have a round steering wheel.

    • Rohil Budruk

      Rohil Budruk

      7 uur geleden

      Even Formula 1?

  28. Ashley Cook

    Ashley Cook

    2 dagen geleden

    The comfortable ostrich whitely reflect because offer consistently lick circa a friendly toad. , various skate

  29. Andreatta Thomas

    Andreatta Thomas

    2 dagen geleden

    It actually has a sound: the sound of money

  30. Lawson Murphy

    Lawson Murphy

    2 dagen geleden

    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

  31. morten huva stenseth

    morten huva stenseth

    2 dagen geleden


  32. Jay D

    Jay D

    2 dagen geleden

    Lotus will forever be the ugliest

  33. Zak


    2 dagen geleden

    This car is lit..... Gallarado and MClaren in one.....

  34. Jeremy Cate

    Jeremy Cate

    2 dagen geleden

    looks like a lambo

    • Car Reviews by M A 7

      Car Reviews by M A 7

      2 dagen geleden

  35. Nick


    3 dagen geleden


    • Car Reviews by M A 7

      Car Reviews by M A 7

      2 dagen geleden

  36. 29-Satyajeet-10-C


    3 dagen geleden

    "Lotus People!"

  37. David Davidsonn

    David Davidsonn

    3 dagen geleden

    don't let hammond near that car!

    • sehhi vooty

      sehhi vooty

      3 dagen geleden

      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

  38. buddahkm


    3 dagen geleden

    MG .XRHFC870 fwd ... .. its not bake off its better

  39. buddahkm


    3 dagen geleden

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

  40. buddahkm


    3 dagen geleden

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

  41. Mamba Mentality

    Mamba Mentality

    3 dagen geleden

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

  42. Caio Ronnau

    Caio Ronnau

    3 dagen geleden

    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

  43. Steve Muir

    Steve Muir

    3 dagen geleden

    Just wondering if you run the batteries completely flat can you still open the door to get out?

  44. Markus Patients

    Markus Patients

    3 dagen geleden

    "Engines" pollute the Earth's environment. Especially when it's running with 200 hp...

  45. K D

    K D

    3 dagen geleden

    HAHAHA hopefully you can see some deer in your rearview MEER.

  46. Anders Elofsson

    Anders Elofsson

    3 dagen geleden

    Koenigsegg Jesko Absolut is laughing.

  47. Erkkipappers


    3 dagen geleden

    Still i would rather have a Lancia Stratos

  48. Mr Scrotum

    Mr Scrotum

    3 dagen geleden

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

  49. This is a DUCK!

    This is a DUCK!

    3 dagen geleden

    Ngl it looks like hotwheels car.

  50. Mark Shaw

    Mark Shaw

    3 dagen geleden

    Don't care how powerful it is! If it sounds like a milk float, then I'm not interested!

  51. dlm


    3 dagen geleden

    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

  52. Peter Vossos

    Peter Vossos

    4 dagen geleden

    I don’t t believe that 500hp per wheel means that in total the car has 2000hp. It has a very torqued 500hp!

  53. Random Elvis

    Random Elvis

    4 dagen geleden

    L oads O f T ime U mmmmmm S tupidoor Ladies and Gents the new O-Lust Vajie

  54. BeatDragon


    4 dagen geleden

    Is it me or is James May starting to look like Brian May

  55. TheBrickGuy7939


    4 dagen geleden

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

  56. Lee H.

    Lee H.

    4 dagen geleden

    That is one stunningly beautiful automobile. Thanks James!

  57. Robert Walton-Sharp

    Robert Walton-Sharp

    4 dagen geleden

    Either they make one with sensible doors or I've gotta build a new garage.

  58. Spencer Bell

    Spencer Bell

    4 dagen geleden

    Am I the only one who noticed the “rear view meer” reference lol

  59. andrew evolution

    andrew evolution

    4 dagen geleden

    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 😎✌

  60. Phyllis Whitman

    Phyllis Whitman

    4 dagen geleden

    Who said lotus can't make a car fast in a straight line!

  61. Ghaith BM

    Ghaith BM

    4 dagen geleden

    Ford GT with Steroids

  62. Ni Ni

    Ni Ni

    4 dagen geleden

    Reer view meer

  63. Multiple Choice

    Multiple Choice

    4 dagen geleden

    5:00 it reminds me of one of some ambulance.............

  64. Vermiliontea


    4 dagen geleden

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

  65. Robert Balejik

    Robert Balejik

    4 dagen geleden

    rear looks bit awkward

    • yasio bolo

      yasio bolo

      4 dagen geleden


  66. Filming Australia

    Filming Australia

    4 dagen geleden

    Lotus Evija looks like a LaFerrari

  67. chopper always

    chopper always

    4 dagen geleden

    Israeli Tribe would be more apropos...

  68. Omar


    4 dagen geleden

    Such a misleading color I don't think I'm the only one though "Oh nice Ferrari.......wait a minute what just did he said??"

  69. Gaberán


    5 dagen geleden

    That ZXR though!

  70. Daniel L.

    Daniel L.

    5 dagen geleden

    That door opening was absurdly slow.

  71. SPAWN23


    5 dagen geleden

    2 million for a car, You got be of your meds to pay that for any car.

  72. The Wild One

    The Wild One

    5 dagen geleden

    Door designer: ''let's bring that awesome slo-mo effect from the movies into the real world. It's gonna be fantastic! Reality: .............................................................................................

  73. Shut Up

    Shut Up

    5 dagen geleden

    What the music

  74. Brennan Perry

    Brennan Perry

    5 dagen geleden

    This is the strangest boss I've ever seen

  75. 308328928


    5 dagen geleden

    NCE- non combustion engine

  76. Mark Spoor

    Mark Spoor

    5 dagen geleden

    As a car guy I should care that a car has 2000 HP but honestly I really don't and I will care even less when its 3000 next year.

  77. Rambo John

    Rambo John

    5 dagen geleden

    I'd like to see this car go up against the hoonicorn.

  78. Nicolas Smith

    Nicolas Smith

    5 dagen geleden

    tought this was the new henessey venom

  79. epistte


    5 dagen geleden

    I hope that Lotus offers a hybrid because I still want the sound of a screaming twin-cam turbocharged engine, but electric motors at the front wheels would be very amusing. An AWD Evora would be very welcome.

  80. Rik MaxSpeed

    Rik MaxSpeed

    5 dagen geleden

    Slowest doors EVER!? Just imagine you’re behind one of these at a French motorway toll-booth 🤣🤣🤣

  81. sferrin2


    5 dagen geleden

    More importantly, how fast can the Stig get it around the track?



    5 dagen geleden

    Ive always loved lotus especially with how as a manufacturer they approach the build. It’s all about the drive. Love it but a lotus badge and a £2,000,000?price tag just don’t go together

  83. Bran Cakes

    Bran Cakes

    5 dagen geleden

    Digital watches should have killed off mechanical watches. They didn't.

    • Bran Cakes

      Bran Cakes

      3 dagen geleden

      @mega G You obviously don't know the watch market.

    • mega G

      mega G

      4 dagen geleden

      they did.🙂

  84. J S

    J S

    5 dagen geleden

    James May is just Fantastic!

  85. FruitFlyKilla


    5 dagen geleden

    Just a shame such a beautiful car is electric. With a 800bhp naturally aspirated V12 in the back it would be perfect.

  86. Caesar A

    Caesar A

    5 dagen geleden

    I would rather have a La Ferrari for that money.

  87. RichardAndewSwayne


    5 dagen geleden

    2.2m for lots of trouble usually serious?!

  88. petewoodroffemusic


    5 dagen geleden

    Know point, just vanity (car too!)

  89. Dougale MacAlestyr

    Dougale MacAlestyr

    5 dagen geleden

    Oh Dr.May, you are having just far too much fun with the nice Lotus people.

  90. Dom inik

    Dom inik

    5 dagen geleden

    looks like a cheap la ferrari

  91. Buggerlugz


    5 dagen geleden

    Its electric, that means to me it could have 5000 Bhp and it'd still be a soulless vehicle. I can't express enough how disinterested I am in the future of motoring if its going to be totally electric.

  92. archive303


    5 dagen geleden

    James May or Brian May?

  93. Rider_Ringz


    5 dagen geleden

    Id get that lotus and put a LS motor in it 😭😭

  94. william armstrong

    william armstrong

    5 dagen geleden

    Pretty hope it handles like it looks. !

  95. Tam


    5 dagen geleden

    What does it get to the gallon ?.

  96. Rebecca R6

    Rebecca R6

    5 dagen geleden

    How to get your car video to 10m have a slow lift and very slow car door's 🤔

  97. Mitja Bonca

    Mitja Bonca

    5 dagen geleden

    Rimac has got a serious competition.

  98. Recce Rat

    Recce Rat

    5 dagen geleden

    James May looks more like Pierres Corbyn everyday!

  99. Timithos


    5 dagen geleden

    "I'm going into the future". I wish he would have then said, "Roads? We don't need roads."

  100. Pandagasm


    5 dagen geleden

    2000hp... for 10 minutes. :D