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  1. Evija’s new manufacturing facility readied to deliver final prototypes for last stages of the testing programme Series production to begin in Hethel this summer “With our new factory ready, we are ahead of the pack in the emerging EV hypercar segment and 100% ready for some healthy competition” – Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars New film shows Evija assembly hall coming ALIVE at (Hethel, UK – 19 February 2020) – The new manufacturing facility where Lotus will build the Evija all-electric hypercar is being readied for final prototype production. Series production and first customer deliveries of the all-electric two-seater will begin in the summer. The hall is situated at the brand’s historic home of Hethel, in Norfolk, UK. It has been built trackside, next to Lotus’ storied 2.2-mile circuit which has hosted testing and shake-down sessions with many Formula 1 legends such as Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jim Clark and others. The result is a versatile and inspiring workspace that will see Lotus hand-build up to 130 examples of the Evija. The first year’s production allocation is already designated to customers around the world. Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars, commented: “This is now the newest car production facility in the world, and to witness it move from the drawing board to reality has been deeply satisfying. It’s testament to the commitment of all involved, and is the perfect sleek and high-tech production home for the Evija at our iconic Hethel headquarters.” He proudly unveiled the completed hall to more than 1,400 Lotus employees during a series of staff briefings held in the new facility, telling them: “With our new factory ready, we are ahead of the pack in the emerging EV hypercar segment and 100% ready for some healthy competition.” Work on the new Evija factory began in summer 2019. The interior has been fitted on three sides with gantries which frame the build stations. These have been designed and engineered to be sleek and unobtrusive, though robust enough to carry the necessary power, data and compressed air systems required to assemble the Evija. An overhead gantry crane, multiple vehicle lifts and a wheel alignment ramp have also been installed. The interior is illuminated by more than 30,000 of the latest high-density, low-energy LEDs. A state-of-the-art light tunnel will house the rigorous final inspection, before each Evija is driven out directly on to the famous Hethel test track for dynamic validation. Highly collaborative in nature, the project has involved the co-ordination of 20 specialist contractors with more than 50 experts on site over the last six months. About the Lotus Evija: The name means ‘the first in existence’ The world’s first all-electric British hypercar The first electrified Lotus, the first Lotus hypercar and the first Lotus developed under the stewardship of majority shareholder Geely At 2,000 PS, the world’s most powerful series production road car 0-62mph in under three seconds; 0-186mph in under nine seconds; a top speed of more than 200mph Full battery charge capability in under 10 minutes; battery power output of 2,000 kW; full EV driving range of 250 miles Outstanding aerodynamic performance and downforce A Lotus like no other. A hypercar like no other. Yet instantly recognisable – as a beautiful car, as a Lotus Destined to be driven, not left unappreciated in a gilded cage. It is ‘For The Drivers’ A statement of intent, and a global calling card for Lotus Cars and Lotus Engineering It performs like a beast, but looks like a beauty – a technical masterpiece
  2. Evija’s new manufacturing facility readied to deliver final prototypes for last stages of the testing programme Series production to begin in Hethel this summer “With our new factory ready, we are ahead of the pack in the emerging EV hypercar segment and 100% ready for some healthy competition” – Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars New film shows Evija assembly hall coming ALIVE at (Hethel, UK – 19 February 2020) – The new manufacturing facility where Lotus will build the Evija all-electric hypercar is being readied for final prototype production. Series production and first customer deliveries of the all-electric two-seater will begin in the summer. The hall is situated at the brand’s historic home of Hethel, in Norfolk, UK. It has been built trackside, next to Lotus’ storied 2.2-mile circuit which has hosted testing and shake-down sessions with many Formula 1 legends such as Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi, Jim Clark and others. The result is a versatile and inspiring workspace that will see Lotus hand-build up to 130 examples of the Evija. The first year’s production allocation is already designated to customers around the world. Phil Popham, CEO, Lotus Cars, commented: “This is now the newest car production facility in the world, and to witness it move from the drawing board to reality has been deeply satisfying. It’s testament to the commitment of all involved, and is the perfect sleek and high-tech production home for the Evija at our iconic Hethel headquarters.” He proudly unveiled the completed hall to more than 1,400 Lotus employees during a series of staff briefings held in the new facility, telling them: “With our new factory ready, we are ahead of the pack in the emerging EV hypercar segment and 100% ready for some healthy competition.” Work on the new Evija factory began in summer 2019. The interior has been fitted on three sides with gantries which frame the build stations. These have been designed and engineered to be sleek and unobtrusive, though robust enough to carry the necessary power, data and compressed air systems required to assemble the Evija. An overhead gantry crane, multiple vehicle lifts and a wheel alignment ramp have also been installed. The interior is illuminated by more than 30,000 of the latest high-density, low-energy LEDs. A state-of-the-art light tunnel will house the rigorous final inspection, before each Evija is driven out directly on to the famous Hethel test track for dynamic validation. Highly collaborative in nature, the project has involved the co-ordination of 20 specialist contractors with more than 50 experts on site over the last six months. About the Lotus Evija: The name means ‘the first in existence’ The world’s first all-electric British hypercar The first electrified Lotus, the first Lotus hypercar and the first Lotus developed under the stewardship of majority shareholder Geely At 2,000 PS, the world’s most powerful series production road car 0-62mph in under three seconds; 0-186mph in under nine seconds; a top speed of more than 200mph Full battery charge capability in under 10 minutes; battery power output of 2,000 kW; full EV driving range of 250 miles Outstanding aerodynamic performance and downforce A Lotus like no other. A hypercar like no other. Yet instantly recognisable – as a beautiful car, as a Lotus Destined to be driven, not left unappreciated in a gilded cage. It is ‘For The Drivers’ A statement of intent, and a global calling card for Lotus Cars and Lotus Engineering It performs like a beast, but looks like a beauty – a technical masterpiece
  3. Lotus Elise Cup 250 Bathurst Edition launched in honour of the famous race Challenging Mount Panorama circuit is home to one of the world's most famous endurance races – the Bathurst 12 Hour Lotus-owner track day at 'The Mountain' draws more than 150 enthusiastic fans Lotus has a long history in Australia, starting with the Tasman Series of the 1960s (Hethel, UK – 11 February 2020) – Lotus has hosted the Southern Hemisphere’s best track day, and biggest celebration of the Lotus brand, at Australia’s greatest race circuit – Mount Panorama. The iconic motorsport venue, home to the legendary Bathurst 12 Hour race, is steeped in competition history and etched into the psyche of car fans the world over. Australia was the sixth largest market globally for Lotus in 2019 and to mark that success the company has produced a highly exclusive limited edition – the Lotus Elise Cup 250 Bathurst Edition. Paying homage to the circuit and Lotus’ pedigree in motorsport on the continent, the limited-run, Australia-only cars enjoy a host of eye-catching upgrades. These include black forged alloy wheels, a special numbered build-plate and bespoke ‘Bathurst Cup 250’ decals. With more than 45,000 fans attending the Bathurst 12 Hour race weekend, Lotus took its place trackside for the three-day event. There it offered a unique opportunity to more than 150 enthusiastic Lotus owners, who witnessed some of the world’s finest drivers tackle the challenging Mount Panorama circuit. Many then drove it in their own Lotus cars, taking advantage of an on-site mentoring programme that allowed them to get the most out of the experience. They were also able to sign up for hot laps with professional Lotus drivers. Some of the world’s most illustrious and recognised racing names have claimed victory in Australia for Lotus. These include Jim Clark’s dominance in the Tasman Series during the late 1960s, through to 2013 where Kimi Raikkonen claimed Formula One success at the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne. David McIntyre, Regional Director, Asia Pacific & China, Lotus Cars joined the group at Bathurst and commented: “It’s great to kick the year off in Australia, a market that was very successful for us in 2019. Lotus and Australia have a long and rich history and we are committed to building on this close relationship moving forward.” He added: “Through stand-out events such as the Lotus-only track day, we will continue to build the brand across Australia, adding to the success we experienced last year. Globally 2020 is an exciting year for us, with the first of our all-electric Lotus Evija models being delivered to customers.”
  4. Lotus Elise Cup 250 Bathurst Edition launched in honour of the famous race Challenging Mount Panorama circuit is home to one of the world's most famous endurance races – the Bathurst 12 Hour Lotus-owner track day at 'The Mountain' draws more than 150 enthusiastic fans Lotus has a long history in Australia, starting with the Tasman Series of the 1960s (Hethel, UK – 11 February 2020) – Lotus has hosted the Southern Hemisphere’s best track day, and biggest celebration of the Lotus brand, at Australia’s greatest race circuit – Mount Panorama. The iconic motorsport venue, home to the legendary Bathurst 12 Hour race, is steeped in competition history and etched into the psyche of car fans the world over. Australia was the sixth largest market globally for Lotus in 2019 and to mark that success the company has produced a highly exclusive limited edition – the Lotus Elise Cup 250 Bathurst Edition. Paying homage to the circuit and Lotus’ pedigree in motorsport on the continent, the limited-run, Australia-only cars enjoy a host of eye-catching upgrades. These include black forged alloy wheels, a special numbered build-plate and bespoke ‘Bathurst Cup 250’ decals. With more than 45,000 fans attending the Bathurst 12 Hour race weekend, Lotus took its place trackside for the three-day event. There it offered a unique opportunity to more than 150 enthusiastic Lotus owners, who witnessed some of the world’s finest drivers tackle the challenging Mount Panorama circuit. Many then drove it in their own Lotus cars, taking advantage of an on-site mentoring programme that allowed them to get the most out of the experience. They were also able to sign up for hot laps with professional Lotus drivers. Some of the world’s most illustrious and recognised racing names have claimed victory in Australia for Lotus. These include Jim Clark’s dominance in the Tasman Series during the late 1960s, through to 2013 where Kimi Raikkonen claimed Formula One success at the Australian Grand Prix at Albert Park, Melbourne. David McIntyre, Regional Director, Asia Pacific & China, Lotus Cars joined the group at Bathurst and commented: “It’s great to kick the year off in Australia, a market that was very successful for us in 2019. Lotus and Australia have a long and rich history and we are committed to building on this close relationship moving forward.” He added: “Through stand-out events such as the Lotus-only track day, we will continue to build the brand across Australia, adding to the success we experienced last year. Globally 2020 is an exciting year for us, with the first of our all-electric Lotus Evija models being delivered to customers.” This post has been promoted to an article
  5. For future reference for anyone else its a pinned topic two above yours as its been asked a few times
  6. Please keep these to the classifieds section, closing topic.
  7. We were right on the border of the next price bracket when ordering this year but decieded to not get the extras as usally we end up with lots left and its a waste of money for the club as no one really buys merchandise. We discussed it on the directors forum and the verdict was that we didnt want to give out the digital version.
  8. LOTUS LAUNCHES NEW EVORA GT410 WITH IMPROVED USABILITY, NEW LEVELS OF COMFORT AND EXCEPTIONAL VALUE FOR MONEY Evora expands to become two-model range with arrival of new Evora GT410 Priced £82,900, it’s £3,000 less than the GT410 Sport and represents exceptional value for money Sells alongside Evora GT410 Sport, which also benefits from revised specification Enhancements to standard spec and options on Lotus Elise and Exige also announced (Hethel, UK – 29 January 2020) – Lotus has launched a new version of the Evora – the GT410. As a second model in the range it sells alongside the Evora GT410 Sport, which also benefits from a revised specification. The Evora GT410 features an enhanced standard spec over the GT410 Sport, providing owners with improved usability and a new level of driving comfort. Numerous features have moved from the Evora options list to become part of its standard specification. Costing £3,000 less than the GT410 Sport, that means it delivers exceptional value for money. The new Lotus Evora GT410 is designed to be a more usable ‘every day’ car. It comes with Sparco sport seats and air-con to create a more comfortable environment for occupants, while a reversing camera improves safety during low-speed manoeuvres. A premium infotainment system with sat-nav and Apple CarPlay is now standard and includes DAB digital radio for the first time. Increased cabin sound insulation for reduced road noise and improved refinement will further improve the listening experience. The GT410’s door trims now feature integrated arm rests and storage bins for greater comfort and practicality. Exterior paint colour choices have been revised to include new options, including some historic shades from Lotus’ past. The car has a revised damper rate compared with the GT410 Sport. While it still delivers an outstanding performance-oriented experience, this creates a more compliant ride for improved real-world comfort. The use of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S all-weather tyres means better all-year usability, while a new rear tailgate features a large glass section for improved rear visibility. The above upgrades are in addition to the Evora’s already high level of standard equipment. These include a body-coloured roof, side sills, tailgate, front access panel and mirror backs, red AP Racing brake callipers and silver or gloss black V-spoke cast alloy wheels, 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear. Interior equipment includes cruise control, heated seats, rear parking sensors. Amazingly, with a UK price of only £82,900 (€99,900 in Germany), the GT410 is £3,000 less than the GT410 Sport (€11,000 less in Germany) so delivers exceptional value for money. The Evora GT410 Sport remains the most driver-focused and lightweight choice in the Lotus Evora range. Its standard specification has also been revised; upgrades include the integration of Sparco sport seats, air-con, and a premium infotainment system including DAB digital radio, sat-nav and Apple CarPlay. Lotus has also announced new ways for customers to enhance the specification of the Elise and Exige, including the reintroduction of the optional Touring and Sport packs. Touring enables the customer to add in comfort and convenience options to create a more desirable ‘road spec’ car, while Sport is based on the more driver-focused features that appeal to those who want to drive in a more spirited way, such as at track days. DAB digital radio is available as part of the Touring pack on each car, or can ordered as a stand-alone option. The audio system also now features two extra speakers. Revisions have been made to the interior colour choices, which will default to match the exterior body colour. These exterior colours have also been revised to feature new choices.
  9. LOTUS LAUNCHES NEW EVORA GT410 WITH IMPROVED USABILITY, NEW LEVELS OF COMFORT AND EXCEPTIONAL VALUE FOR MONEY Evora expands to become two-model range with arrival of new Evora GT410 Priced £82,900, it’s £3,000 less than the GT410 Sport and represents exceptional value for money Sells alongside Evora GT410 Sport, which also benefits from revised specification Enhancements to standard spec and options on Lotus Elise and Exige also announced (Hethel, UK – 29 January 2020) – Lotus has launched a new version of the Evora – the GT410. As a second model in the range it sells alongside the Evora GT410 Sport, which also benefits from a revised specification. The Evora GT410 features an enhanced standard spec over the GT410 Sport, providing owners with improved usability and a new level of driving comfort. Numerous features have moved from the Evora options list to become part of its standard specification. Costing £3,000 less than the GT410 Sport, that means it delivers exceptional value for money. The new Lotus Evora GT410 is designed to be a more usable ‘every day’ car. It comes with Sparco sport seats and air-con to create a more comfortable environment for occupants, while a reversing camera improves safety during low-speed manoeuvres. A premium infotainment system with sat-nav and Apple CarPlay is now standard and includes DAB digital radio for the first time. Increased cabin sound insulation for reduced road noise and improved refinement will further improve the listening experience. The GT410’s door trims now feature integrated arm rests and storage bins for greater comfort and practicality. Exterior paint colour choices have been revised to include new options, including some historic shades from Lotus’ past. The car has a revised damper rate compared with the GT410 Sport. While it still delivers an outstanding performance-oriented experience, this creates a more compliant ride for improved real-world comfort. The use of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S all-weather tyres means better all-year usability, while a new rear tailgate features a large glass section for improved rear visibility. The above upgrades are in addition to the Evora’s already high level of standard equipment. These include a body-coloured roof, side sills, tailgate, front access panel and mirror backs, red AP Racing brake callipers and silver or gloss black V-spoke cast alloy wheels, 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear. Interior equipment includes cruise control, heated seats, rear parking sensors. Amazingly, with a UK price of only £82,900 (€99,900 in Germany), the GT410 is £3,000 less than the GT410 Sport (€11,000 less in Germany) so delivers exceptional value for money. The Evora GT410 Sport remains the most driver-focused and lightweight choice in the Lotus Evora range. Its standard specification has also been revised; upgrades include the integration of Sparco sport seats, air-con, and a premium infotainment system including DAB digital radio, sat-nav and Apple CarPlay. Lotus has also announced new ways for customers to enhance the specification of the Elise and Exige, including the reintroduction of the optional Touring and Sport packs. Touring enables the customer to add in comfort and convenience options to create a more desirable ‘road spec’ car, while Sport is based on the more driver-focused features that appeal to those who want to drive in a more spirited way, such as at track days. DAB digital radio is available as part of the Touring pack on each car, or can ordered as a stand-alone option. The audio system also now features two extra speakers. Revisions have been made to the interior colour choices, which will default to match the exterior body colour. These exterior colours have also been revised to feature new choices. This post has been promoted to an article
  10. Ok, how much interest is there for getting more printed, the more we get done the cheaper it is but obviously we have to cover the costs?
  11. Sorry, I've been off MLOC for a month for various life reasons but I'll talk to the other directors as there has been talk of getting more printed.
  12. Yep not Mark it was Snapper (Jamie) who took the photo as he was an ex press photographer I think and had done plenty of helicopter photos before, I'm the Orange Exige on the C
  13. Possibly, paid up members get them first and then any left get sold, we wont have as many spare this year as the cut-off number for printing was very close to the number of paid up members.
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