It's been a long time coming, but there is finally an all-new Lotus production car on its way. The news comes from the British manufacturer themselves, who say this will be the first all-new product since 2008. But wait, there's more. Lotus also goes on to say that this will be the first all-electric hypercar from a British manufacturer. Along with the news of the car a name was given, the Lotus Type 130. The name continues a long tradition of "Type" models from Lotus. Here's a breakdown of some of the most notable Lotus "Types," courtesy of the British automaker themselves.
Type 14 – World’s first composite monocoque production road car (Elite, 1957)
Type 25 – World’s first fully-stressed monocoque F1 car, first Lotus to win F1 world championship (1963)
Type 72 – Most successful F1 car of all time and the blueprint for F1 car design for many years (Championship winner in 1970, ‘72 and’ 73)
Type 78 – World’s first ‘ground effects’ F1 car (1977)
Type 88 – World’s first carbon fibre F1 car (1981)
Type 92 – World’s first active suspension F1 car (1983)
Type 111 – World’s first aluminium and bonded extrusion construction production car (Elise, 1995)
Type 130 – World’s first full electric British hypercar (2019)
For Type 130, Lotus will be continuing a longtime tradition of breaking boundaries with their "Type" models. "Type 130 will be the most dynamically accomplished Lotus in our history," says Lotus CEO Phil Popham. "It marks a turning point for our brand and is a showcase of what we are capable of and what is to come from Lotus."
Expect the new Lotus Type 130 to be released in Long later this year.view all lotus cars for sale