Rapper Swizz Beatz has had a hand in the design of this special edition Lotus Evora GTE

This special edition Lotus Evora GTE is the first fruit of the link-up between Lotus and rapper Swizz Beatz, who has a senior design role with the Norfolk marque.

The Lotus Evora GTE by Swizz Beatz, unveiled in New York this week, is identical to a regular Evora GTE apart from the chrome-effect red exterior and some minor detailing touches.

See a picture of the Lotus Evora GTE by Swizz Beatz

What that means is that the car keeps the race-inspired looks and the 3.5-litre V6 Toyota engine that puts out 440bhp. The Evora GTE weighs 105kg less than the standard Evora due to the use of carbonfibre for the modified bodywork such as the front and rear bumpers, rear wing and doors.

Lotus officials confirmed to Autocar that the Evora GTE by Swizz Beatz is a one-off for the time being.

Philip Shoulder

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