The Lotus Evora Launch Edition

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Deliveries of the eagerly anticipated Lotus Evora will begin in May 2009 following an extensive development programme. The first 200 cars for the UK will be built to a high level standard specification which includes the following equipment:

  • 2+2 seating configuration
  • Tech Pack
  • Premium Pack
  • Sport Pack
  • 6-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Silver Cast Alloy Wheels
  • Bi-Xenon Headlamps
  • Alpine Imprint Audio System
  • Reversing Camera
  • Electric Powerfold Mirrors
  • Total – £58,460

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In addition to the above, customers will have the opportunity to personalise their Evora with their choice from the four wheel styles, the wide range of paints in the Solid, Metallic, Lifestyle and Premium pallets and the option to have the door handles colour coded.

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Following on from these first 200 Lotus Evora Launch Edition sportscars, customers will have the opportunity to spec to a more personal level – but of course they will not be part of the select few who will be among the first to own Britain`s latest sportscar and one of the most anticipated cars of the year. Each ‘Launch Edition` vehicle will also include a numbered build plaque, signed Official Evora hardback book and the opportunity for the customer to collect their car from Hethel, with a personal handover from a key member of the Evora project team.

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The Lotus Evora in Summary

The Lotus Evora will enter the sportscar market as the only mid-engined 2+2 in production. The new car is a more holistic offering than the Elise, Europa and Exige models that have been so massively popular and iconic. The Lotus Evora is designed for people who desire exotic sportscar characteristics of stunning design, exclusivity, dramatic proportions and performance. However, it offers real-world usability and a unique sense of occasion. Powered by a 3.5-litre V6 producing 280 PS and 342 Nm of torque, the new car employs innovative lightweight chassis technology to ensure all-round dynamic performance, in keeping with the great Lotus tradition.

Straight line performance is spectacular, with the zero to 60 mph sprint taking place in just over 5 seconds with a top speed of over 155 mph (prototype figures). Economy and emissions figures are class leading with the Official European Combined Cycle fuel economy being just 8.7 litres / 100 km and the emissions being just 205 g / km CO2. The other fuel economy figures are equally impressive with Official European Urban Cycle figures of 12.4 litres / 100 km and 6.5 litres / 100 km for the Official European Extra Urban Cycle. For peace of mind, the Lotus Evora has a 3 year 60,000 miles whole vehicle warranty with an 8 years chassis perforation warranty for EU markets.

Inside, the Lotus Evora cocoons occupants with sumptuous leather surfaces juxtaposed with contemporary high-tech features. With driver focused instrumentation the occupants sit in cockpit-esque surroundings. A beautifully appointed dash boasts tactile details such as flush-mounted controls that glow with blue LED haloes and a stylised speedometer and rev counter ensuring that controls are both attractive and accessible. Styled in-house by Lotus Design, the Evora`s sophisticated and attention-snaring lines brilliantly disguise its ability to accommodate passengers in the rear of the cabin, giving the car the external characteristics of a small, nimble sportscar belying its real exterior and internal space. As well as being sold in 2+2 form, the car will also be available as a two-seater with space in the rear being allocated to luggage storage.

For more details on the Evora, content of the packs, choices of colours and wheels contact Scott Walker by e-mail or on 01483 281000.

info : Bell & Colvill

Lotus Evora

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