Million Dollar Motor Club: Most Expensive New Cars in America

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Lotus Evija
Aside from the standout design, the Evija sets itself apart from other hypercars with an all-electric powertrain. Four electrical drive units consist of an ultralight, single-speed, helical-gear ground planetary gearbox tied to a high-power electric motor. Mounted at each wheel, these units have a power target of around 500 horses each, giving the Evija an estimated 1973 horsepower and 1254 lb-ft of torque. With each motor able to be operated independently, the Evija has full-time all-wheel drive as well as torque vectoring, which should provide exceptional handling and agility. The Evija’s acceleration is expected to be quite dramatic — the jump to 62 mph will take less than 3 seconds with a top speed in excess of 200 mph. Perhaps even more impressive, Lotus predicts the Evija will accelerate from 62 mph to 124 mph in less than 3 seconds, and 124 to 186 in another 4 seconds. Lotus plans to create a mere 130 copies of the Evija.

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