The Duke of Richmond likes to have the world's most significant cars racing up his driveway. Earlier this morning the 2021 McLaren Elva was unveiled in a Gulf livery, so we anticipated competition from other supercar builders. Minutes ago, the Lotus Evija shocked everyone at Goodwood house. While the car has been on display around the world, this weekend will be its first "Dynamic Display. Although the car is technically still a prototype, this will be among the final shakedowns before production begins.

The first run was by Charlie (Lord March), the event host, and son of the Duke. After he climbed out: "The Evija is unbelievable – the power, the speed, I’ve never experienced anything like it – it was exceptional. This new dawn of electric hypercars brings ultimate motoring to life for a new generation and a younger audience. The advancement in electric cars over the last 10 years is astonishing.  There is a huge amount of growth potential for these machines to continue allowing us to keep enjoying and driving high performance cars.  Lotus continues to appeal to both the inner driver and the inner child in all of us – so much fun, and ultimately for the driver to control and enjoy.”