Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid revealed at Goodwood image

The Evora 414E Hybrid has been officially presented to the public by Lotus during the 2012 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

After it was previewed by a concept car during the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid is once again being placed into the spotlights, this time in the shape of a prototype, which has made its debut during this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. Just like every other vehicle which gets an electric motor in its structure, the new Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid is enjoying a lot of torque and an impressive 0 to 60 mph acceleration time.

“The Evora S has 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque which in such a lightweight car is already a healthy figure. But the Evora 414E has two and a half times that amount! The acceleration sensation is almost indescribable, the surge of torque is like an ocean wave!”, as the Principal Vehicle Dynamics Test and Development Engineer from Lotus, Simon Corbett, said in the official press release.

The Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid is coming with two electric motors, which are producing a total output of 408 horsepower and a peak torque of 1000 Nm (738 lb-ft), allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (96 km/h) in around four seconds, before reaching a top speed of 130 mph (209 km/h). Lotus says that the Evora 414E Hybrid can travel on electric power alone for up to 30 miles (48 km).