Lotus Emeya completes three-year test and development program

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The Lotus Emeya hyper-GT has completed a rigorous three-year global test and development program across 15 countries on two continents. This process included a cold-weather validation program in the Arctic Circle, where the Emeya proved its ability to perform in extreme conditions, enduring temperatures as low as -40°C and as high as +40°C.

The testing focused on aspects such as the chassis systems, tire development, driver assistance functions, battery usability in extreme weather and thermal management systems.

The validation program covered various terrains, from challenging B roads in the UK to the smooth autobahns of Germany.

Two types of testing – controlled and real-world – were conducted to validate the Emeya’s performance under consistent conditions and in practical driving scenarios.

Sylvain Verstraeten, Emeya regional vehicle line director, said, “The testing process at Lotus is rigorous and covers a comprehensive performance assessment of everything from suspension and steering through to battery and tires.”

Gavan Kershaw, director of attributes and product integrity at Lotus, added, “A Lotus should be engaging and desirable but also safe and predictable. That doesn’t mean boring – in fact, just the opposite! Drivers need to know they can trust their car so they can maximize the dynamic performance, and with the development work that’s gone into Emeya, they really can.”

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