Lightweight Lotus Evora showcases marque's motorsport involvement
4 March 2010

This is the Lotus Evora Carbon Concept, a lightweight, motorsport inspired one-off.

As its name suggests, the car - which is mechanically identical to the standard Evora - is fitted with carbonfibre parts to lower its weight, including structural carbonfibre roof, diffuser and splitter. Lotus has not revealed how much weight has been saved.

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Inside, the car features extensive use of leather and alcantara alongside carbonfibre panels.

It sits on 19-inch wheels.

Officially the car has been produced to highlight Lotus's involvement in motorsport, and will not go on sale.

However, reports suggest it could be produced as a limited edition if there is enough customer interest, or sold as a retro fit package.

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4 March 2010

It would have customer interest, even more if they turbo charged the engine and gave it 450bhp.

4 March 2010

Yes. Yes. Yes. A lightweight Evora with a Cosworth tuned V6 and a sorted gearchange is a car I'd buy. The front end is improved no end by being a bit more aggressive.

4 March 2010

[quote beachland2]

It would have customer interest, even more if they turbo charged the engine and gave it 450bhp.


There are already drop-top and supercharged Evoras in the pipeline.

But, with respect to styling, blimey, I have to say that this the first time I've thought that the Evora design "language" makes sense. Please, please Lotus - make this one for production. Although, no doubt, Reverie will already be making moulds for the necessary replacements bits in CF !!

4 March 2010

Brilliant. Good to see more good news for the Lotus name.

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