This is the Evija, an all-electric sports car by Lotus Cars. Making its debut in London tonight, it promises hypercar performance with a target power output of some 2,000ps, zero to 62mph in under three seconds and a top speed of 200mph. The sports car weighs as little as 1,680kg, due largely to the lightweight carbon fiber monocoque structure, for an impressive pure electric driving range of 250 miles.

Priced from £1.7m (roughly $2.1m plus duties and taxes), the Evija is a halo product for Lotus; it is the marque’s first hypercar and inaugural all-electric model. What's more, the Evija is the first completely new car to be developed under the tenure of the Chinese car giant and owner of Volvo and Polestar, Geely.

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