Published on May 29th, 2023 | by Sounder Rajen0
The Lotus Type 133 Is A 904bhp High-Tech EV Set To Debut Soon
The Lotus Type 133 will be the brand’s first four door sedan
British automaker, Lotus recently revealed its all-electric SUV, the Eletre as its first electric vehicle (EV), and had stated during the launch of that car that it planned to not only release more EVs in the not so distant future, but one of them would even be a four-door sedan and now we know that the sedan in question would be the impressive Lotus Type 133. Let’s take a look at it.
Set to be unveiled later this year, the Lotus Type 133 will be the brand’s first performance sedan since the Vauxhall-based Carlton and will be a four-door making 904 bhp that will measure about 5 metres long. This means it will likely rival the popular Porsche Taycan and Audi E-Tron GT so let’s see how Lotus sets this car apart from the competition.
Moreover, the new Lotus Type 133 EV will likely also be positioned as the brand’s most luxurious offering in its lineup. With the car already in the later stages of its development, we should be able to find out every detail about the car very soon and it is projected to be particularly popular in China and the US.
While no technical details about the Lotus Type 133 have been released yet, we do know from spy shots that the car will feature sleek styling, a sloping roof and design cues from the Evija and Eletre. The car will also feature similar chassis technology to the Eletre as well as similar air suspension, rear-wheel steer, active roll control and active aerodynamics tuned differently.
On top of that, since we can infer that the Lotus Type 133 will likely feature similar power outputs as the Eletre SUV, since it has many other similarities, we can assume that since the more powerful Lotus Eletre makes 904bhp, that the most powerful version of the Type 133, or perhaps a sole variant, will also make about 904bhp as well.
The Lotus Type 133 will also most likely retain the same 112kWh battery pack in the Eletre SUV, which could give the sleek sedan an electric range of more than 400 miles (about 644km) and the EPA platform allows for fast charging at speeds of up to 420kW as well, taking the battery from 10 percent to 80 percent in under 20 minutes.
The last piece of information regarding the Lotus Type 133 sedan is that while the brand has yet to reveal the official name of the car, Lotus commercial chief, Mike Johnstone, confirmed it will follow Lotus convention and start with an E but denied reports that it will be called the Envya, which is one of several names Lotus has registered.