Last month, we showed you a video of all-electric Lotus Evora out driving on the road. The next logical step would be to take it to the track to see how it performs flat-out. So that's exactly what they did.
The Evora in question is a silver model equipped with two Chevy Volt batteries and a Tesla Model S motor driving the rear wheels. The custom electric drivetrain puts out 460 horsepower—60 more than a brand new Evora 400.
All of that power and instant electric torque make for a seriously quick track car, as the guys from Speed Academy find out. The only problem now is, each lap drains the battery by around ten percent, and after three laps in a row, power starts to go away. Not a great situation when you're at a track with no fast-charger.
Their solution? Tow the Evora behind a truck and use the regenerative braking system to charge the batteries back up. It might not be as seamless as a traditional charging system, nor as emissions-free, but it gets the job done.
Watch for yourself as the Lotus EV sets some times.