50 years that Lotus opened its factory in Hethel and to commemorate this half-century of life, the british firm has launched a special edition commemorative, Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition. This model is only the beginning of the various tributes that Lotus will provide to its plant in Hethel this year.
In the Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition we find changes purely cosmetic. The body is available in three colors (Essex Blue, Motorsport Black, and Racing Green) and a side bands of the color white run through the body side of this two-seater. In function of the body, the color of the interior is of red leather, or black Alcantara. A commemorative plaque, alloy wheels and brake calipers in red color topped the Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition.
Mechanically there are no changes to the Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition. Used engine 3.5 V6 gas supercharged by the compressor, which yields 405 HP of power and 410 Nm of torque engine. Are some very good figures if the accompanied weight of 1.395 kg. The gearbox can be manual or six-speed automatic. Regardless of the gearbox, the 0-100 km/h is 4.2 seconds. Manual models reaching 300 km/h, compared to 280 km/h that can reach the Evora 400 with automatic gearbox. This car is able to traverse the circuit of testing the brand in one minute and 31 seconds.
At the chassis level, Lotus has spared no resources. The rear differential is a limited slip Torsen and the team of brake carbocerámicos signed by AP Racing ensures a braking commensurate with the performance of the car. It also has the so-called Dynamic Performance Management (DPM), with the driving modes Sport and Race, which show various configurations of the engine, the change and the management of electronic aids to driving.
Despite being a sports model, there is no lack in the range of the Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition items such as air conditioning, multimedia system with a navigator or the cruise control. We don’t know the prices in Spain, but in neighbouring countries such as Italy, Germany and France, the rates of the Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition range between 100,000 and € 105,000.
Source – Lotus