Despite the fact that the new Lotus Evora is not due to start delivery until next Summer, Lotus of London, in Park Lane, has this week taken delivery of the first Evora to hit a showroom anywhere in the world, and it will be on show from the 22nd December.
The Evora is going to be on display until the 9th January, offering potential buyers, and the terminally nosey, the opportunity to see this exciting new Lotus in the flesh.
Finished in Frost White (trendy, but I’m not sure it suits the Evora that well), with a red leather interior, the 2+2 is the first proper new Lotus car for more than a decade.
Offering a sub-5 second 0-60 time, and a 160mph top speed, the Evora is claimed to be the world’s only 2+2 mid-engined car. It looks to offer a huge amount for the money, and if the handling is up to Lotus’ normal standards it will be a hoot to drive.
As we reported a few weeks ago, the Evora has a very high-profile waiting list, including Bond himself, Daniel Craig, George Clooney, Beyonce and Boris the Mayor. Now there’s an eclectic list for you.
I think this is going to be a cracking little car. I may even have to pop and have a good look when I’m up in town.