The return of Lotus to Formula One racing was an announcement that all motorsport enthusiasts welcomed with open arms. Afterwards, Lotus and Renault announced a strategic alliance with the creation of Lotus-Renault GP. So what better way to celebrate than by making a special limited edition model?
The Lotus Evora S GP Edition is a commemoration of the new partnership between the two automakers in Formula One. The special edition model is based on the Evora S model and uses the same supercharged 3.5-liter V-6 with 345 horsepower at 7,000 RPM and 295 lb-ft. of torque at 4,500 RPM to accelerate to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 172 mph.
The new Evora S GP Edition will wear a coat of black, gold, and red livery just like the Lotus-Renault GP team. Inside, the Lotus Evora S is fitted with the Suedetex base package and Premium Package with Suedetex upholstery and custom red stitching. The Tech Package with DVD player, upgraded sound system, Bluetooth, and USB connectivity is also standard along with a reverse camera. The exterior changes include Diamond Cut Design forged wheels in a 19-inch front, 20-inch rear fitment.
The Lotus Evora S GP Edition will be limited to just three examples. The Lotus Evora S price will start at £69,950 (+/- 110,100 USD) and be available through Bell & Colvill Lotus in the UK.
Lotus Evora S GP Edition Specifications
Displacement: 3.5 liters
Number of Cylinders: V-6
Maximum Horsepower: 345 (257.5 kW) at 7,000 RPM
Maximum Torque: 295 lb-ft. (400 Nm) at 4,500 RPM
Type: Six-speed manual
Acceleration 0-60 mph: 4.6 seconds
Top Speed: 172 mph
-Gold, Black, and Red Lotus/Renault Formula One paint scheme
-Diamond Cut Design forged wheels (19” front, 20” rear)
-Premium Pack Suedetex
-Suedetex Base Pack