The factory is celebrating an important milestone – 50 years of production – so Lotus has decided to do the right thing and introduce a commemorating special edition of the Evora 400.
Clearly marked as the “Hethel Edition,” this limited series Evora 400 will only wear three exclusive heritage coatings: Essex Blue, Motorsport Black, and Racing Green. Selecting the shade will also bring a matching interior with black/red leather or Alcantara. Every unit is also labeled with a special commemorative build plate and body graphics to make sure everyone knows this is a special Evora 400. Last, but not least, the changes are rounded off by the addition of silver forged aluminum wheels adorned with contrasting brake calipers. The “Hethel Edition” Evora 400 is available with a manual or automatic gearbox to make sure the 400 horsepower (298 kilowatts) and 302 pound-feet (410 Newton meters) of torque get to the asphalt.
No matter the transmission choice, the heritage edition reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 4.2 seconds, with the manual version topping out at 186 mph (300 km/h) and the automatic being a tad slower at 174 mph (280 km/h). Lotus has also priced the model: £75,500 in U.K., €100,500 in Germany, €101,350 in France, and €105,400 in Italy. By the way, the Evora 400 Hethel Edition is only the first in a plethora of special products coming to celebrate the half a century since Colin Chapman set up shop in Hethel, Norfolk.