In 1972, Emerson Fittipaldi won the World Drivers’ Championship for Team Lotus, becoming the youngest F1 world champion ever at just 25 — a record that would stand for over three decades. Today, Lotus is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the feat with a special edition of its Evija hypercar.
Sporting a hand-painted black and gold coat similar to the Lotus Type 72 driven by Fittipaldi all those years ago, Lotus’s stunning new vehicle is limited to just eight examples, all of which have been purchased already. The car features some other touches such as an image of Fittipaldi’s F1 car etched into the roof, a rotary dial made from recycled aluminum scraps from old Type 72s, and a stitched version of Fittipaldi’s signature on the dashboard.
The vehicle itself still runs on the same powertrain as the “standard” Evija, which just so happens to be the most impressive hypercar on Earth. The electric engine puts out around 2,011hp and can go from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds with a max speed of 217mph.
If the Lotus Evija weren’t rare enough, consider this Fittipaldi edition a white buffalo — or perhaps a black and gold buffalo. Either way, if you ever see one of these in person, you’d better make a wish.