• Evora 400 accompanied by Exige S Club Racer
• Debut supported by global customer demand
• UK registrations for Lotus cars increase by 109% year to date
MotorExpo, held at Canary Wharf in London’s Docklands commercial
zone, holds the honour of the UK debut of the Lotus Evora 400,
ahead of deliveries to customers commencing in August 2015.
Evora 400 on track, image copyright Group Lotus
The arrival of the Evora 400 will boost the upwards trend in
the UK sales demand for Lotus, led currently by both Elise and
Exige models, notably as registrations of new Lotus cars in the
UK have increased by 109% in the first five months of 2015. This
increase is more than for any other sports car marque on sale in
The new Lotus, which boasts supercar performance, is joined by
the Exige S Club Racer, with a Lotus Exige S Roadster available
for test drives on the roads around Canary Wharf.
Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer, Group Lotus plc,
commented: “London’s MotorExpo is the perfect showcase for the
new Lotus Evora 400. Taking place in the heartland of the city’s
finance and commercial centre allows us to follow-up the
excitement of the world reveal at Geneva, with a long-awaited UK
debut. With a strong history of positive, high-end sales
potential, MotorExpo is a hugely effective opportunity to
present today’s Lotus to potential buyers. “In addition, our
excellent UK registration figures also reflect the worldwide
growth for the company, with 333 sportscars sold globally in
just April and May, our best two-months performance for that
period since 2010.”
From figures provided by the SMMT, a total of 153 Lotus cars
were registered in the UK for the first five months of 2015, an
increase of 80 registered units over the equivalent period in
2014 and a measure of the company‘s performance arising from its
development plan. The London MotorExpo at Canary Wharf, runs
until the 14th of June 2015. It is open from 10am-6pm and Sunday
The Lotus Evora 400 in more detail
The Lotus Evora 400 combines high performance with the legendary
Lotus benchmark handling and is lighter, more efficient and
dynamically better than ever, providing a purer driving
experience, greater agility and a more involving drive. In
recent tests, a standard road specification prototype Evora 400,
running on road tyres and with standard road suspension lapped
the Lotus test track at Hethel six seconds faster than the
previous Evora S in a time of 1 minute 32 seconds.
UK prices will start from £72,000. For this price the car
benefits from a high level of standard specification including
370 mm composite two piece brake discs from AP Racing, a Limited
Slip Differential, automatic air-conditioning and infotainment
system including satellite navigation. In addition to this, the
options list includes automatic transmission at £2,000,
Alcantara, or Leather, trim upgrades at £2,500 and metallic
paint at £900.
A ‘Black Pack’ option, available at £1,250, provides a
distinctive look, with selected exterior panels including the
roof, sills and centre section of the three-element rear wing in
gloss black and a dark headlining in the interior. Lightweight
forged alloy wheels can be fitted for £2,000 and cruise control
and yellow, or black, brake callipers are priced at £300 each.
Maximum speed is 186 mph (300 km/h) and acceleration 0-60 mph is
just 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds). Over two thirds of
the Lotus Evora 400 is new, including its supercharged and
charge-cooled, mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 400
horsepower and 410 Nm of torque. A new aluminium chassis
incorporates a new interior and the lightweight composite body
has changed significantly both front and rear.
Official fuel consumption figures and CO2 emissions figures for
the Lotus Evora 400 are not available at the time of going to
press. They will be provided on the Lotus website
www.lotuscars.com as soon as they are available.
Lotus Exige S Club Racer in more detail
Applying the Lotus refined Club Racer principles to the already
stunning Exige S results in the most inspiring version of an
already class-leading sports car.
The Exige S is a model that already excels, thanks to its
lightweight aluminium chassis-tub and aerodynamically enhanced
composite bodywork. Its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine
delivers exciting performance, benchmark handling and a pure
driving experience combined with a 4.0 seconds 0-62mph
(0-100km/h) acceleration time and a top speed of 274 km/h (170
Available only as a coupe model, the car possesses 42 kg of
aerodynamic downforce at 100 mph (160 km/h), thanks to the front
splitter, rear wing and flat underside, all contributing to its
phenomenal performance and handling balance.
At 1161 kg, it is lighter by 15 kg compared to the Exige S,
because of its new lightweight battery, lightweight centre
console in body colour, lighter doors and lightweight sports
seats in leather or Alcantara with colour coded stitching.
Traction slip thresholds (‘Drive‘, ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings)
allowing the driver enhanced vehicle control before intervention
is required can be altered via a driver-selectable switch which
is now fitted as standard. Both ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings
increase throttle responsiveness.
The Exige S Club Racer is available in Metallic White, Exige
Orange, Metallic Yellow and Matt Black (option). The front
splitter, rear wing, front access panel, roof panel, wing
mirrors and rear transom are in matt black. Club Racer decals
inside on the dashboard and seats and outside above the side
indicator identify this latest special addition to the Exige
All this additional equipment amounts to £4,500 worth of extra
value, for only £2,400 more than the standard Exige S (£54,500).
The Lotus Exige S Club Racer is on sale now with an MSRP of
Fuel Consumption (mpg* [l/100 km]): Urban - 19.5 (14.5); Extra
Urban - 37.2 (7.6); Combined - 28.0 (10.1).
CO2 emissions: 235 g/km.