• Mar 2nd 2010 at 3:59AM
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Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery

We got sneak peek of the first ever Lotus Hybrid a couple of days ago, and now we've seen the Evora 414E Hybrid in the metallic flesh. Just a slight refresher on the technology, the 414E makes 408 horsepower and a skull-popping 590 pound-feet of torque via electricity.

That's right, this is not your Prius-style hybrid. Like Chevy's Volt, the Evora 414E is an extended-range electric vehicle. Meaning that it runs on batteries (for up to 35 miles) before a 47-hp three-cylinder engine kicks on to provide power. Also, instead of one electric motor, the 414E has two. One for each rear wheel. And since most of the time the car will be running off lithium-ion batteries, Lotus is employing HALOsonic Internal and External Electronic Sound Synthesis systems to make the 414E sound like a "real" car.

On the outside, the 414E looks like your "standard" Evora, except that this here show car is covered in faux-electric circuitry. Plus it's painted in a gorgeous shade of matte copper. The real story though, is inside. Talk about Black and Gold! Even if the Evora 414E Hybrid never makes it to production (we hearing it will in two to three years) we hope they offer those seats as an option. Yes, we're odd people. Deal with it.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Sounds like a great concept and the car looks great.

      Any idea how much this adds to the curb weight? Since this is Lotus, I assume that a fair amount of attention was paid to to this, but you didn't mention it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        On the last report it was said the weight gains where very small because the loss of the V-6 was a huge weight loss in itself and with the ability to keep the battery's smaller, the weight gain is almost mute (get it electric car mute?) Lame I know. I think this maybe the way all sports cars could end up going and you know what? I am okay with that!
      • 5 Years Ago
      love it, light, hybrid, quick, decent mpg, here's hoping they can produce this
      • 5 Years Ago
      I see they even snuck a touchscreen in there. Well there's some power I could regain...
      • 5 Years Ago
      That matte copper color looks fantastic.
      • 5 Years Ago
      old??? like the Volt??? ....First its imposible this car could be as bad made as the volt....and old, how the fk wrote that, this is the best chasis on the world, cmon think before write
      • 5 Years Ago
      @FlappyPaddle - Would have been a passable pun had the word 'mute' been a word you'd normally use there. The actual word is MOOT as in 'a moot point'. I thank you. :)

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