Lotus has announced that the Type 130 hypercar will debut in London on July 16 of this year. Only 130 will be built، with Lotus saying that "several hundred" potential customers have expressed interest in buying the car since it was first talked about at the Shanghai auto show. The brand also released a new teaser photo and a video that both show the car's rear end. We can see an active spoiler، the top of a carbon-fiber diffuser، a charging port، and a light-up Lotus logo، as the Car News said. Lotus is set to launch its first all-new model since 2008 with the creation of what is being described as an electric hypercar. Project 130، as the car is known internally، has been officially announced at the Shanghai auto show and، for now، is previewed by the abstract image that you see below. But having already seen an almost-finished exterior styling model at the company's Hethel HQ، and talked to senior executives about it، we're able to add more to the scant official details.
Formerly known as Project Omega، the 130's move to a "type" name is confirmation that the new car is now destined to make production. The car will be formally introduced later this year at an event in London، with limited production following in 2020 and a price we can expect to be comfortably into seven figures. Although street legal in some markets، the car will not be type approved for use in the U.S.، but Lotus insiders confirm they expect some will make it to the States.