Williams and Lotus announced that they will be collaborating for strategic technical partnership that will help them to share research and development into advanced propulsion technologies. What does that exactly means we have no idea. However, if rumors are to be believed it could be electric hypercar. This top secret project seems to be currently in pipeline and might get technical expertise from Williams. Since, the company is involved in Formula E in supplying battery system. Lotus CEO Phil Popham said in a statement that their technical collaboration with Williams Advanced Engineering is part of their strategy to expand knowledge and capability in ever changing automotive landscape.
He further added that applying advanced propulsion powertrains can provide numerous exciting solutions across multiple vehicle sectors. Their combined and complementary experience makes it compelling match of their engineering talent, technical ability and pioneering British spirit. On the other hand, William’s Managing Director Craig Wilson said that they will further be developing next generation of powertrains with the help of Lotus. The rumored hypercar is reportedly to be named as Omega. The hypothetical hypercar will have electric motors for propulsion. The engine will offer output in excess of 1,000 horsepower.
In order to keep the weight as minimum as possible, they will incorporate next-gen battery pack. It should offer a driving range of more than 402km on a single charge. Overall, the price it will command will be around £2 million in UK as it has zero-emission powertrain, and incredible performance. Thus, it will compete against the big players in the market such as Bugatti, Rimac, Koenigsegg and Aston Martin.