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New 900hp Lotus Eletre review with 0-60mph & 1/4-mile TEST!



Mat’s finally got his hands on the Lotus Eletre!

The Eletre is the first Lotus SUV ever created, and Mat’s about to find out if this all-electric Lotus has what it takes to compete with EV competitors like the Tesla Model X Plaid!

For starters, let’s check out the looks. From the front end, there’s a sloping bonnet and a whole host of vents, and if anything it reminds us a bit of the Lamborghini Urus! However, unlike the Urus, every vent you can see on this car serves a purpose - there’s no fakery here! Moving down the side you’ll note there are black surrounds around the windows and on the side mirrors, and around the back, there’s a pair of small spoilers, a bootlip spoiler and a few more vents to help improve efficiency.

Step inside and the good looks continue! The interior has a sporty feel to it, with high-quality materials found throughout the cabin. There are a number of physical switches which feel pretty sturdy, and even the smallest areas or buttons are made to feel expensive. What’s more, there’s a choice of three screens - a small digital dial display for the driver, a huge infotainment screen, and then a small screen for the passenger to use.

The quality continues through to the back seats, too, where there’s the option to add two sports seats similar to what you’ll find in the front! These can also be electrically operated.

There will be two versions of the Eletre on sale, and both come with dual motors and a 112kWh battery. The entry-level Eletre & Eletre S can produce 603hp, while the range-topping Eletre R can produce 905hp! What’s more, the R should be able to hit 60mph in under 3 seconds! When it comes to price, the Eletre starts from £89,500, rising up to £120,000 for the R edition.

But is it worth it? And should you choose it over the likes of a Tesla Model X Plaid? Stick with Mat and see for yourself!

00:00 Intro
00:38 Design
02:54 Interior
06:54 Back Seats
08:27 Boot
10:06 Batteries & Motors
10:40 Eletre R 0-60 & 1/4-mile
12:21 Eletre R Driving
16:53 Verdict

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