The legendary Lotus Evora 400 recently received a brand new, iconic color scheme to suit its racing statues. Baroque Ground has all the details
The Lotus Evora is one of the brand’s most celebrated models in history. Its low weight and exceedingly high acceleration make the car able to deliver a mighty maximum speed of 186 miles per hour (300km per hour). It also boasts a 0 to 62mph (100km per hour) acceleration time of a mere 4.2 seconds.
With its powerful 3.5 liter, V6 engine, the Evora is a force to be reckoned with, and a dream to drive. It offers every possible mod con as well, both inside and out, including air-conditioning and GPS as standard fixtures, but that’s not all. The designers are happy to make a bespoke, made-to-measure service for those who purchase one of these dream vehicles.
This bespoke service includes creating a vehicle as exclusive as its new owner wishes, and not necessarily conventional in the least. And now, for the first time, Lotus offered motor enthusiasts a dream job, the opportunity to choose the colors for a limited edition run of the Evora model. This is to mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Lotus factory and HQ in Hethel in Norfolk, England.
Those involved in the social media voting process took the task extremely seriously. The poll was placed on Facebook, and the event itself was announced on both Instagram and Twitter.
Deliberation over a selection of color palettes provided by Evora was held online, just like the voting, and finally a winner was revealed, and the limited edition Evora’s colors were announced: blue and orange is the winning, 1960s inspired racing stripe combination. The bespoke limited edition vehicles will feature a new look inside as well, a jet black upholstery that has orange contrasting stitching. The car also features forged alloy wheels painted black.
CEO of Group Lotus, Jean-Marc Gales, said that thousands of people participated in the campaign. All of the suggested designs were excellent, and any of them could have been a worthy winner. Only 10 of these exclusive Evora 400 anniversary sports cars will be created, making them extremely rare, which will certainly add to their value and desirability. It is expected that these 10 vehicles will sell out rapidly.
Color aside, the Lotus Evora 400 has plenty going for it, with a choice of six speed manual gearbox or an automatic unit if required, plus cruise control.