It’s been a rather busy and tumultuous year for Lotus. Not only was its CEO and chief Dany Bahar fired in spectacular fashion, the company was at risk of becoming bankrupt due to very poor management by DRB-Hicom. However, in the midst of all of these events, the brand has continued to pump out some of the most exciting sports cars on the market and has had the time to develop and launch its latest model, dubbed the Lotus Evora Sports Racer.
The Evora Sports Racer takes inspiration from the race-winning Evora GTC and is a visually enhanced and optimised version of the 3.5-liter V6 engined sports car and will be offered in both naturally aspirated and supercharged variants.
The Sports Racer can be separated from the rest of the lotus Evora line-up as it comes standard with a unique and bespoke paint scheme, as well as coming fully loaded with Lotus’ ultimate Evora specification while also maintaining its affordable price tag.
On the outside, the Evora Sports Racer will be offered in a selection of four colors consisting of Aspen White, Carbon Grey, Nightfall Blue and Ardent Red, all of which comes with contrasting black accents including the roof, front splitter, rear diffuser and side sills. Additionally, the wing mirrors and wheels come standard in a black finish.
Two different interior options are then offered, the first of which is the ‘Premium Sports’ offering which comes with black-leather coated trim with red piping and stitching while the dash, doors and centre console are finished in Slate Grey SuedeTexTM also with contrasting red stitching. The second option is the Venom Red leather ‘Premium Sports’ seats which then have black stitching and piping.
Unfortunately, no power or performance specifications have been released about the new line-up, but the naturally aspirated version will start at $94,300 and $107,300 for the supercharged variant.