Lotus is launching a new option for its Evora sports car in Europe, which it hopes will bring the excitement of the semi-successful Evora race car
to the road.
Labeled the ‘Sports Racer’ package, the new option is available on both the naturally-aspirated Evora and the supercharged Evora S, and brings with it numerous features as standard.
Onlookers will be able to easily spot the Evora Sports Racer models by their unique exterior colors: Aspen White, Carbon Gray, Nightfall Blue and Ardent Red.
The cars also get a glossy black finish for the roof, front splitter, side sills and rear diffuser, as well as blacked-out badges, side mirror housings and wheels. Owners can also specify the brake calipers in either red or black.
All Evora Sports Racers come with the Evora’s 2+2 seating arrangement as standard, and each of the seats come lined in black leather trim with contrasting red piping and stitching. Note, if black is a little too subdued for you, Lotus is also offering red leather trim for its Evora Sports Racer models.
The dash, doors and center console also receive a liberal dose of imitation suede, this time finished in gray but with the same red stitching found on the seats. And Lotus adds its Tech Pack as standard, which features an upgraded audio system, a 7-inch touch-screen display with integrated DVD player, Bluetooth connectivity, parking sensors and a backup camera.
On top of this, all Evora Sports Racer models get the Evora’s Sports Pack too. This adds a switchable sports mode for the car that sharpens up the throttle response, increases the rev limit and offers a sportier setting for the electronic stability control. This also sees a set of cross-drilled brake discs added to the car.
No power upgrades are included, so the Evora’s 3.5-liter V-6 is still rated at 276 horsepower and the Evora S’ supercharged engine still rates at 345 horsepower.
Lotus hasn’t revealed if a U.S. launch is planned, though we’ll bring you an update as soon as it’s known.