156 views · 1 replies ( Last reply by KurtB )
481 views · 16 replies ( Last reply by Eric )
887 views · 26 replies ( Last reply by 21gg )
315 views · 9 replies ( Last reply by scatty )
At Lances invitation, I was shown into his workshop, where the following confronted me. Of ALL the cars in the world EVER, this and the GT40 are totally beautiful to my eyes. I just can't take it all in, this car (it's the real deal with Historic paperwork to ensure provenance), is just such an engineering delight and achingly beautiful! I present the Lola T70:
And Lance is willing to hand craft exhausts for our cars too. Please tell him I sent you ;-)
145 views · 0 replies
- Hand Made at the Lotus HQ in Hethel, England
- First customers to receive their cars in August 2015
In a small celebration with a selection of senior management, manufacturing and engineering staff, the first new Lotus Evora 400 has driven off the assembly line at Hethel.
Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus plc, says, “Today is a very significant stage in our long term plan, which we set-out more than a year ago. With the first Evora 400 coming off the line, we have achieved a key milestone for Lotus.”
Jean-Marc Gales continues, “None of this would be possible, of course, without the confidence and commitment of our workforce who, with great skill and talent, hand build every Lotus car at Hethel.”
The new Lotus Evora 400 laps the Lotus test track at Hethel six seconds faster than the previous Evora S in a time of 1 minute 32 seconds. Combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling, it is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.
Maximum speed is 186 mph (300 km/h) and acceleration 0-60 mph is just 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds). Over two thirds of the Lotus Evora 400 is new, including its supercharged and charge-cooled mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 400 horsepower and 410 Nm of torque. A new aluminium chassis incorporates a new interior and the lightweight composite body has changed significantly both front and rear.
The new Evora 400, which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, will enter production for European markets in the summer and deliveries will commence in August this year. China and North American markets will receive the Evora 400 as a 2017 model year in early 2016.
The first Lotus Evora 400, finished in metallic black is destined to be a promotion car for Lotus.
Lotus Evora 400 International pricing including local taxes where applicable:
UK (Pound Sterling) - £72,000
Germany (Euros) - €96,000
Japan (Yen) - ¥13,200,000
USA (Dollars) - $89,900 (excluding local sales taxes)
China (RMB) - 1,318,000
Official fuel consumption figures and CO2 emissions figures are not available at the time of going to press. They will be provided on the Lotus website www.lotuscars.com as soon as they are available.
This post has been promoted to an article
Another S1 Exige Refurbishment Thread (Less Detailed Than Jonnyfox'
KurtB - Jul 01 2015 9:57 PM
- 236,744 Total Posts
- 4,489 Total Members
- harrisa Newest Member
- 462 Most Online
83 users are online (in the past 30 minutes)
6 members, 77 guests, 0 anonymous users (See full list)