Lotus has received orders for the next 5 months of production, which made it hire 150 extra manufacturing staff, with a full production level expected to be reached at the end of November 2009.
“It is quite an emotional time to deliver the first Lotus Evora to Mr. Melling. The whole team has worked incredibly hard to design, engineer and produce such a stunning and high performing sportscar and it is a great feeling to hand over the keys to the first customer today,” said Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars Limited.
“The Evora has won many awards around the world already so we are not surprised that there is high demand for the car and I am sure that each customer who receives their car will be delighted with their purchase,” Bennet added.
“I was determined to be the first in the world to get my hands on an Evora so with Stratton Motor Company’s help, I laid down my deposit within seconds of the order books being opened last year. I have read all the press reviews of the Evora and am so excited about getting behind the wheel – what a great start to September!” said Matthew Melling, the enthusiastic owner of the first Lotus Evora ever delivered.