Lotus is marking 50 years since the founding of its famous factory with a new limited-edition Hethel Evora 400.
Lotus has marked the 50th anniversary of the opening of its famous factory with a new limited-edition Hethel Evora 400 model.
The car comes exclusively in three colours, with matching trim options and a special commemorative build plate.
Buyers can choose between Essex Blue, Motorsport Black, and Racing Green, with either black or red leather or Alcantara interior trim available, depending on bodywork colour. Every Hethel Edition 400 comes with lightweight silver forged aluminium wheels and contrasting brake calipers, while bespoke graphics complete the car’s distinctive look.
The new edition builds on the current Evora 400, which weighs in at just 1,395kg, and is the first in a series of special products that are set to debut around the company’s milestone.
In 1966, founder Colin Chapman moved Lotus to the purpose-built facility in Hethel, Norfolk.
Chief executive of Group Lotus plc Jean-Marc Gales said: “The Evora 400 is the latest in a long line of world-beating sports and racing cars to have all been hand built in Hethel over the last 50 years. We are immensely proud to be part of the community and it is entirely fitting that this limited edition be dedicated to our home.
“We’re looking forward to celebrating our connections to Norfolk throughout 2016, and more Lotus Hethel Anniversary news will be announced soon.”