Meet the Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition

By topgear ,


Lotus loves a special edition, and here is its latest, the Evora 400 Hethel Edition.

As its name suggests, it celebrates a special anniversary of Lotus’s Hethel factory in Norfolk. Namely, its 50th anniversary.

Essentially, it’s a paint job special, with your choice of three historic Lotus colours – Motorsport Black, Racing Green and Essex Blue (pictured) – matched to new silver forged alloys and body graphics.

Otherwise, it’s as you were, which is no bad thing. The Lotus Evora 400 comes with a 400 horsepower (a less sexy conversion of 394bhp) supercharged V6 engine, hits 100kmh in 4.1 seconds and boasts a 300kmh top speed.

The price? £75,500 (RM450,800), so a £3,500 (RM20,900) hike over standard. Worth it if you like the colour scheme and you’re a Lotus die-hard swept up with romanticism.

Lotus says this Evora isn’t its only celebration, either: it’s promising more special products and events to mark the half-century since company founder Colin Chapman moved production to Hethel.

What would you like to see next?