A few days ago, Lotus Motors released a brand-new racing car E-R9. The new car is positioned as a pure electric endurance racing car and adopts a very simple aerodynamic design. The cockpit part is reminiscent of today’s most advanced fighter jets. The black and gold color scheme is also a tribute to the JPS paint used by Lotus in F1. It is reported that the new car is expected to be unveiled globally in the 2030 season.
The main innovation of the new car in terms of aerodynamics is the “flexible” body panel. Adjust the shape and airflow angle of the “flexible” body panel through the driver's manual control or the automatic calculation of the high-performance sensor device to minimize the adverse effect of the “wind resistance” on the speed of the car when driving in a straight line, but it can Provide strong downforce to the car to achieve a higher cornering limit. The vertical aerodynamic control wing at the rear of the car can use aerodynamics to help the car change its driving direction without relying on tire grip.
E-R9 is composed of Lotus Chief Aerodynamicist Richard Hill (Richard Hill) and Lotus Evija pure electric supercar chief platform engineer, Geely Group Racing GT Technical Director Louis Kerr (Louis Kerr) team Created by a strong alliance. Richard Hill said: “Lotus has an amazing and glorious history in developing vehicle solutions. Its achievements in motorsports and road cars are obvious to all. What we are doing now is trying to break through. Today’s technology is limited, exploring the infinite possibilities in the future. E-R9 contains the innovative technology we hope to achieve and promote.”
E-R9 is equipped with an advanced electric drive system, each wheel is driven independently, which enhances torque vector control. The car is further developed on the technology of Lotus Evija pure electric supercar, allowing drivers to adjust at any time according to real-time road conditions. Louis Kerr (Louis Kerr) said: “Battery energy density and power density are developing significantly year by year. By 2030, we may have the best of both worlds, and achieve the ability to'hot swap' batteries when entering the station. “
The E-R in the car naming comes from the abbreviation of Endurance Racer. The number 9 is a carefully selected car number to commemorate Lotus's long racing history. In 1955, founder Colin Chapman took Lotus Racing Team to participate in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Mark IX (Mark 9) made a stunning appearance. If the E-R9 concept car races in the 2030 season, it will be the 75th anniversary of the birth of Mark IX, which is of great significance.(Read more about auto: harga toyota vellfire)