Lotus unveiled the new ultra limited hyper car Evija Fittipaldi honoring the 1972 F1 title win by Emerson Fittipaldi.

The special edition electric hypercar celebrates the 50th anniversary of Emerson Fittipaldi’s 1972 F1 driver’s championship featuring recycled aluminum from the Type 72 race car of Lotus-Ford team. 

Young Brazilian racer Emerson Fittipaldi joined Lotus and rose to fame, permanently marking his place in Formula One history in 1972. Fittipaldi won five of the season’s 11 races while driving the now-iconic Lotus Type 72, securing both the Drivers’ and Constructors’ Championships for Team Lotus.

The Lotus Evija Fittipaldi is hand-built in Norfolk, UK, at Hethel, the global headquarters of Lotus sports car design and production, and is limited to only eight units. The ultra-exclusive hypercar utilizes the Lotus Type 72 race car’s black and gold color scheme. Each Evija Fittipaldi is handcrafted from recycled Type 72 aluminium, ensuring that it contains a true piece of the legendary F1 racer.

Emerson Fittipaldi, the guest of honor at the launch event says “ It’s fantastic to be back at Hethel for such a special occasion. I’ve really enjoyed being a part of this project and it’s been a wonderful experience revealing the car to some of the new owners. Having the opportunity to drive both the Evija Fittipaldi and my championship-winning Type 72 Formula 1 car on the test track at Hethel has been an incredible experience.”

Evija Fittipaldi, powered by a quad-motor drivetrain delivering 2,039 PS and 1,254 lb-ft of peak torque completes 0-100 Kmph in under 3 seconds and tops out at 350 Kmph. 

Tech Highlights

  • Electric powertrain 
  • 2,039 PS
  • 1,254 lb-ft with torque vectoring
  • 0-100 km/h in under 3 seconds
  • 0-300 km/h in under 9 seconds
  • Max speed electronically limited to 350 Kmph
  • 402 Km drive range