World First for Motorsport: Sexwale & co-founders announce the Inaugural Elite World Cup for Hyper Cars

The world of motorsport is on the cusp of a revolutionary transformation as the inaugural electric hyper car Elite World Cup was officially announced on Monday, 21 August, in Johannesburg.

The first-of-its-kind racing championship marks a significant lane-swerve in the evolution of motorsport, as the world leans in to witness developing countries, South Africa and China, joining forces to provide a global competing platform like no other. The announcement came a few hours ahead of the BRICS Summit, at Sandton Square, where founding members of the new Elite World Cup consortium - Tokyo Sexwale, Liu Yu and Stephen Watson – set the stage ablaze with their intention for the first electric hyper car World Cup to launch in September 2024, which will be an international showdown of premium performance, elite talent and innovation – the founders agree that the Elite World Cup creates a new international racing spectacle. “The Elite World Cup is not just a racing competition,” says Sexwale, Co-founder of the Elite World Cup. “It is a testament to the power of collaboration, innovation and sustainability.” Stephen Watson, co-founder of the Elite World Cup, says: “The Cup is called Elite for a reason as we will engage and invite experienced international racing car drivers that have competed across F1, Indy Car, NASCAR, WRC and the likes. We want the drivers and teams who have established themselves and represented their countries in various prestigious motorsport championships around the world.” The Elite World Cup will deliberately unfold at the traditional racing calendar off-season. Leading the charge as the preferred Elite World Cup hyper car is the remarkable high-powered Lotus Evija. The Lotus Evija embodies the pinnacle of electric vehicle engineering, seamlessly combining cutting-edge technology with breath-taking performance. As a road car, the Lotus already holds fast its reputation as a striking manifestation of elegance and raw power. With 2000+ bhp (brake horsepower) and acceleration of 0 to 300 kmh in just over 9 seconds, the Lotus in its commercial glory, is no stranger to the intrepid petrol head. Established in 2023, the Elite World Cup is an international motorsport collective, responsible for hosting the world-first electric hyper car world cup.