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Representing the state of the supercar art, a one-off #evorasport410 has been commissioned through #lotus Exclusive as a tribute to one of its most famous ancestors, the #lotus #esprits1.
Launched in October 2016, the #evorasport410 has wowed motoring press and customers with its combination of effortless pace and intuitive handling. With production limited to just 150 examples a year worldwide, the build schedule is filling up fast.
The benchmark was set by the original #lotus #esprits1 as seen in the Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year, and Lotus’ in-house personalisation department has crafted a special, one-off #evorasport410 in commemoration.
Combining the latest in #lotus engineering with period details, the new pure-bred supercar takes design cues from the iconic Esprit and integrates them into a car with class-leading performance. Packing 410 hp into a car that weighs just 1,280 kg, it sprints from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 secs.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group #lotus plc said, “So many of us recall the impact of the #lotus Esprit when it hit the big screen in The Spy Who Loved Me, and we wanted to honour that with a special #evorasport410. It’s the perfect tribute to such an influential #lotus, but a world away in terms of its abilities and performance. Supremely fast and agile, rivals’ cars look overweight and underpowered in comparison. #lotus was founded on the principle of lightweight engineering and, even today, nobody does it better.”
The work of the in-house personalisation department, #lotus Exclusive, this one-off #evorasport410 features many unique design touches. A special, colour-coded bumper modifies the car’s front end, while the one-piece carbon-fibre tailgate is part keyed white to give the illusion of a traditional liftback. In addition to a black coach line, delineating the car’s waist, it sports a bespoke badge script on the B pillar - in the style of the original Esprit’s graphics.
Nods to the #lotus #esprits1 from The Spy Who Loved Me continue inside, with the insert panels of the carbon-fibre sports seats and door cards trimmed in the popular heritage Tartan, while red contrast stitching complements the Alcantara® dashboard and console finish.
Beneath the personalisation, this unique car retains all the engineering elements that make the #evorasport410 so formidable. From the supercharged, 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine, producing 410 hp at 7000 rpm and 420 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm, to the highly advanced aerodynamics, which deliver up to 64 kg of downforce, it’s designed to deliver both on road and track.
The #evorasport410 remains refined on B-roads, but blisteringly fast when needed. The use of hand-made carbon-fibre components has been key in keeping mass to a minimum, with each specifically designed to enhance the car’s performance. Covering the car from nose to tail, they include front splitter, revised front access panel, roof section, tailgate, rear quarter panels, as well as the rear diffuser.
These lightweight carbon components not only reduce the kerb weight of the #evorasport410 but also help lower the centre of gravity, allowing for the recalibration of the suspension which, along with re-valved dampers and a reduced ride height, provide better body and roll control - but not at the expense of comfort and composure.
This one-off Evora underlines the work of the increasingly popular #lotus Exclusive #service. Combining traditional British craftsmanship with modern design, it inspires buyers to spend time tailoring the character of their #lotus with a comprehensive array of options. Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group #lotus plc continued, “Our customers have really embraced the #lotus Exclusive #service, with 25% of new cars undergoing some form of personalisation. It is well established that #lotus cars come with benchmark performance as standard. Now, thanks to the skilled team at Hethel, responsible for hand building all #lotus cars since 1966, you can specify a #lotus that perfectly reflects your personal tastes.”
The #lotus #evorasport410 is limited to a global production run of one-hundred and fifty vehicles per year, and is on sale in Europe and rest of world markets now. A Federal version of the #evorasport410 for the North American market will arrive this spring.
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