Lotus has introduced the Evora 400 Exclusive edition for car buffs around the globe. The Lotus Evora 400 Exclusive editions, conceived by Lotus Exclusive service and car fans, takes up the most famous racing color schemes and is available in limited units.
The Lotus Evora Exclusive edition’s overall color and livery scheme has been picked from a selection of carefully curated designs, penned by Lotus’ design team and Lotus’ social media pages. The design is a modern interpretation of classic automotive color combinations, as well as some established Lotus liveries. Lotus picked the Blue and Orange edition in the final process as the final color choice represented the famous racing scheme first seen in the 1960s, with a complementary palette inside, setting black leather upholstery against orange contrast stitching. Other highlights include Black forged wheels and red brake calipers.
The new Blue and Orange limited edition Evora 400 is the latest Lotus sports car to help mark 2016 as the 50th anniversary since the founding of the Lotus Factory and Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk.
With such limited production numbers, the Lotus Evora Exclusive edition, available with customization, is expected to be on demand.
The Lotus Evora 400 needs no introduction as it is one of the most significant models in the company’s history. Developed through Lotus’ Lightweight Laboratory, the car’s low mass of 1,395 kg drastically enhances its performance. As a result, the Evora 400 accelerates from 0- 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and continues on to deliver a maximum speed of 300 km/h.
As befitting a hand-built car, the cabin of the Evora 400 uses the highest quality materials, including Alcantara and leather, while the driver-orientated layout provides ergonomically optimized controls. Very much a usable 2+2 coupe, passenger space is improved on the previous model, with greater legroom and wider rear seats, and the chassis revisions have increased the size of the door aperture, making it easy to enter and exit the Evora 400.
Combining a lightweight revised aluminium chassis with a high-output engine, to deliver remarkable performance, its supercharged and charge-cooled, mid-mounted 3.5-liter V6 engine produces 400 hp and 410 Nm of torque. The car’s efficient composite body, flat-floor, rear diffuser, three-element rear wing all enhance aerodynamics, generating significant downforce of 32 kg at 150 mph (241 mk/h). As an alternative to the 6-speed gearbox, with the torsen-type LSD as standard, a smooth-shifting 6-speed automatic gearbox is available. With electronically optimized up-shifts. Drivers can change gears manually via forged aluminium paddles mounted to the steering, or rely on the gearbox’s fully automatic mode.
The Lotus Evora 400 enjoys a high specification as standard, including 370 mm composite two-piece brake discs from AP Racing, a Limited Slip Differential (LSD), automatic air-conditioning and infotainment system with satellite navigation. Options include automatic transmission and cruise control.