Lotus introduces the Evora Sports Racer

Article by Christian Andrei, on December 21, 2012

The Lotus Evora Sports Racer has recently been introduced. The Sports Racer is offered in either typically aspirated or supercharged Evora S variant. The Sports Racer comes with gloss black accents on the roof, front splitter, rear diffuser and side sills. There’s added black detailing on the badges, door mirror housings and the gloss black forged wheels.

The brake calipers are finished with either black or red. There are four paint finishes offered for the Sports Racer: Aspen White, Carbon Grey, Nightfall Blue and Ardent Red. A 2+2 seating option is available as standard. The dashboard has a gunmetal grey finish while the seats use black leather upholstered in black leather with contrasting red stitching and piping.

Red leather with black stitching is available as an option. The Evora Sports Racer is offered with plenty of optional extras as standard. This broad range includes a Sports Pack, which offers a switchable Sports mode with more throttle response and increased rev limit. The Sports Racer also gets a sports diffuser and cross-drilled brake discs.

In addition, it comes with a Tech Pack, which includes an upgraded stereo, DVD player, seven-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, tyre pressure monitor, cruise control and rear parking sensors. It even gets power fold mirrors and a reversing camera. The Lotus Evora Sports Racer can already be ordered. It has a starting price of £57,900 for the naturally aspirated model while the supercharged Evora S is priced from £65,900.

Press Release

Lotus Evora Sports Racer

2012 has been a busy year for Lotus; the arrival of the acclaimed Exige S; featured marque at the Goodwood Festival of Speed; a new flagship retail store in Regent Street; third place in the F1 Drivers' Championship and fourth in the F1 Constructors' Championship; and amongst various racing exploits, another series win for a Lotus with an Evora GTC taking the MSA British Endurance Championship.

Following the excitement of this race series win, the new Lotus Evora 'Sports Racer' is a visually enhanced and optimised version of the mid-engined 3.5 litre V6 sports car, available in both naturally-aspirated or supercharged variants. The Lotus Evora 'Sports Racer' proves its value on the pocket, as well as on the road and track - it delivers phenomenal performance, exclusive style, incredible excitement and genuine affordability!

There are three main factors that set the 'Sports Racer' apart from the existing Evora range; firstly, it receives a unique exterior colour scheme with an optimised interior to match. Secondly, it comes fully loaded, boasting Lotus' ultimate specification. While thirdly, it's more affordable than ever, representing great value.

Aesthetics

The Lotus Evora 'Sports Racer' is available in a choice of four colours: Aspen White, Carbon Grey, Nightfall Blue and Ardent Red. To stand out from the crowd, the 'Sports Racer' receives unique contrasting accents of gloss black across the roof, front splitter, rear diffuser and side sills, exaggerating the Evora's aggressive stance and sleek silhouette. Further black elements include black rear badging, black door mirror pods and gloss black forged wheels with a choice of either red or black brake calipers which all work to give the 'Sports Racer' a more dramatic and focused appearance.

Inside, the 2+2 seating option is standard and comes adorned with black leather 'Premium Sports' seats trimmed with red contrast piping and stitching. The dash, doors and centre console receive a liberal dose of Slate Grey SuedeTexTM with red contrast stitching, highlighting the car's sporting character.

Like your interiors a bit louder? Go for Venom Red leather 'Premium Sports' seats with black contrast piping and stitching. All Evora 'Sport Racer' interiors are complemented by gunmetal dashboard panels, as is standard in the Evora S.

Gadgets

The Lotus Evora 'Sports Racer' comes loaded with optional extras as standard. The 'Sports Pack' provides switchable sports mode with sharper throttle response, increased rpm limit and sportier setting for Dynamic Performance Management (DPM), sports diffuser and cross-drilled brake discs. The 'Tech Pack' provides upgraded speakers and stereo system, DVD player, 7" WVGA touch screen display, Bluetooth® mobile phone connection, USB connection for various iPod® models, MP3 players and memory sticks, tyre pressure monitoring, cruise control and rear parking sensors. This is topped of with electric power-fold mirrors and a reversing camera as standard.

Price

Available in the UK and across Europe, the Lotus Evora 'Sports Racer' adds outstanding value to the already exceptional Evora range, priced in the UK at £57,900 for the Evora with 280 PS or £65,900 for the 350 PS supercharged Evora S. For UK customers, the cost benefits are clear; by opting for the pre-packaged Lotus Evora 'Sports Racer' savings range from £6,450 to £7,150 respectively.

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