We're in the midst of the holiday season, and despite a pending major auto show, the carmakers are slowing down on their daily output of new cars, plans, and updates--but there's still some good news to be had.

Lotus has launched a new package for the Evora, called the Sports Racer. With a new race-inspired look and more luxurious accommodations in the cabin, it's an interesting upgrade for those eying an Evora.

Hyundai's bulletproof Equus sedan got an important new customer this week: the Secretary General of the United Nations. The armored Equus weighs an incredibly 8,448 pounds and can stop shots fired from calibers as large as 7.62x51, earning a rating of VR7.

Infiniti's Etherea will be built in the U.K., at Nissan's Sunderland plant. Whether the Etherea will make it to the U.S. from there, or to the U.S. at all, remains up in the air.

You'll find all of this and more in today's car news headlines here at Motor Authority.

Lotus Adds Sports Racer Package To Evora

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