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Mark your calendars, boys and girls, because Lotus has just announced the official unveiling date of its first ever electric hypercar, the Lotus Type 130. Set to take place at an exclusive event in Central London on July 16, the car is also the British automaker’s first all-new model since 2008.
Today, Lotus announced that just 130 units of the electric hypercar will be made. Since its confirmation at the Shanghai International Auto Show last month, several hundred potential owners have expressed their interest in the new car. The automaker also confirmed that the Type 130 will be built at Hethel in Norfolk (the brand’s headquarters since 1966).
Apparently, the hypercar will be the most dynamically accomplished road car in the company’s history, continuing a bloodline rich in firsts and technical game-changers in automotive and motorsport.
There’s also a short video teasing the Type 130, where we get to see the car’s CCS charging port (for AC and DC charging) and a plaque that reinforces the “built in Britain” notion, both hidden away under a motorised cover.