New Delhi: Hyderabad woman Harshika Rao has become the first owner of the Lotus Eletre R, the electric SUV from the British luxury carmaker Lotus, in India. The car, which was launched in India in November last year, has a starting price of Rs 2.55 crore (ex-showroom). Harshika opted for a natron red shade for her car, instead of the company’s signature yellow colour.
The photos of Harshika’s car were shared by Car Crazy India, a page dedicated to exotic cars in India, on Instagram. The page congratulated Harshika on her new ride and also thanked the dealers who delivered the first new Lotus in India. The caption read, “Presenting India’s first Lotus Eletre R. Finished in a shade of Natron Red, this EV makes a whopping 905bhp and goes from 0-100 in just 2.7s. Congratulations to @harshikarao on your new ride and Congrats to @adsrulz and @krishna_vungarala on delivering the first new Lotus in India.”
The Lotus Eletre R is the top variant of the Eletre range, which also includes the Eletre and the Eletre S. The Eletre is the first electric SUV from Lotus, which is known for its sports cars and racing heritage. The Eletre R boasts of a stunning design and performance, inspired by the Ferrari.
The Eletre R has a sleek and aerodynamic front profile, with a large bonnet that bears the Lotus logo. It has arrow-shaped LED daytime running lights and headlights, along with a skid plate and large air intake at the lower bumper. It also has an active grille that adjusts the airflow according to the driving conditions.
The side profile of the Eletre R is equally impressive, with heavy cladding and 22-inch 10-spoke alloy wheels. The car has a coupe-like roofline and a sloping rear windshield. The rear profile has a spoiler, a diffuser, and dual exhausts. The car also has a panoramic sunroof and a digital rearview mirror.
The interior of the Eletre R is luxurious and futuristic, with a spacious cabin and premium materials. The car has a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The car also has a wireless charging pad, a head-up display, a 360-degree camera, and a 14-speaker sound system. The car has leather seats with heating and ventilation and a four-zone climate control system.
The Eletre R is powered by a 112kWh battery pack and a dual-motor setup, which produces a massive 905 bhp and 1,254 Nm of torque. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in just 2.7 seconds and has a top speed of 258 kmph, making it the world’s fastest production e-SUV. The car also has a range of 600 km on a single charge and can be charged up to 80% in 18 minutes using a fast charger.
The Eletre R is a dream car for any car enthusiast, as it combines the best of luxury, design, and performance. Harshika Rao is lucky to be the first owner of this car in India, and we hope she enjoys her new ride.