Lotus introduces the Evora Sports Racer

Article by Christian A., on December 21, 2012

The year 2012 was one of the busiest for Lotus with the debut of the much-admired Exige S, the opening of a brand-new retail market in Regent Street, the highlighted trademark at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the fourth-place finish in the F1 Constructors’ Championship and third place finish in the Drivers’ Championship, and a series victory through an Evora GTC by having the MSA British Endurance Championship.

After the excitement and thrill of the brand’s impressive race series victory, the latest Lotus Evora ‘Sports Racer’ has been visually optimized and enhanced with the 3.5L V6 engine in supercharged or naturally aspirated variants. It also gives best value for money with its superb performance on the track or on the road along with its elegant design, impressive thrill and true affordability.

Three significant factors distinguish the ‘Sports Racer’ from all the other models under the current Evora range. First, it has a signature color scheme for its exteriors that is complemented with a visually optimized interior. Second, it is fully loaded with all the exceptional standard features of the Lotus brand. Lastly, it the most affordable model ever launched, thus representing excellent value.

There are four choices of colors for the Lotus Evora ‘Sports Racer’: Carbon Grey, Ardent Red, Nightfall Blue and Aspen White. It easily stands out in the crowd with its distinctive complementary accents of black gloss over the roof, rear diffuser, side sills and front splitter, accentuating the Evora’s sleek outline and aggressive stance.

Other black components include the black door mirror pods, black rear badging, and glossy black forged wheels with an option of either black or red brake calipers which render the ‘Sports Racer’ with a bolder and more dramatic appearance.

Lotus presented the 2013 Exige S Roadster at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. The Exige S Roadster is served by a 3.5-liter V6 engine delivering up to 345 hp of motive power and up to 295 lb.-ft. of torque, and mated to a standard six-speed manual gearbox while the Serial Precision Shift automated transmission is available as an option.

The 2013 Lotus Exige S Roadster can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 4 seconds (60 mph I 3.8 seconds), or from nil to 160 km/h (100 mph) in 8.5 seconds. It boasts of a top speed of 233 km/h or 145 mph. According to Lotus, the Exige S Roadster will be offered with two different suspension settings, a standard setting for an active driving experience suited to public roads and an optional setting as part of the Race Pack for maximum performance, developed for track use.

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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