Accompanying the Lotus Evora 400 and the Lotus Exige Club Racer are a selection of beautifully presented pictures showing some of the hand built details of the Lotus car manufacturing process. The pictures give an insight of both the assembly process and the human touch behind every Lotus at the company’s Headquarters and manufacturing facility, in Hethel, Norfolk.
Let’s home in the first Lotus highlight: the Evora 400. The Lotus Evora 400 combines high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling and is lighter, more efficient and dynamically better than ever, providing a purer driving experience, greater agility and a more involving drive.
Weighing just 1395 kg, the new Evora 400 combines high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling. This performance, and handling, combined with a maximum speed of 300km/h (186 mph) and acceleration of 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds makes the new Evora 400 the fastest production Lotus ever.
The Lotus Exige Club Racer
With its lightweight aluminium chassis-tub and aerodynamically enhanced composite bodywork, the Lotus Exige Club Racer, delivers exhilarating performance, benchmark handling and a pure driving experience combined with an approximate 4.0 seconds 0-100 km/h acceleration time and a top speed of 273 km/h (170 mph).
The Exige Club Racer weighs just 1161 kg and possesses 42 kg of aerodynamic downforce at 160 km/h (100 mph), thanks to the front splitter, rear wing and flat underside, all contributing to its phenomenal performance and handling balance.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus, commented, “We are delighted to be an official partner to SalonQP this year and to take the opportunity to showcase two of our handbuilt sports cars to an audience appreciative of fine design. Every car that comes out of our Norfolk Headquarters is built to order and bespoke to each customer’s requirements. Whether it is the hand-spray painted lightweight body or the craftsmen and women who stitch together high quality Scottish leather for the interior, each stage of the manufacturing process is a perfect example of passion and commitment.”
The SalonQP which ends today is a UK event with an international reach that has the recognition of significant luxury names, collectors and industry professionals. A key date in the global luxury calendar, it unites an exceptional collection of leading horological marques, from grandes maisons to independent watchmakers, and puts many of the finest watches on Earth before an audience of thousands. The exhibition features some of the world’s most exquisite timepieces, including major brands like Tag Heuer, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Harry Winston and more…