“Lotus is proud to take part in this and similar initiatives to help create a safer road culture for our customers and other road users. We believe that you do not have to compromise fun for speed and to that effect we build sportscars that are fun to drive within legal limits! We will be working with Officers from CMPG to teach them how to get the best from the Lotus Evora at our test track to ensure that any high-speed activity is as safe and effective as possible,” explains Gino Rosato, Director of Corporate Operations at Lotus.
The car was unveiled at this week’s Autosport International Show, where it the keys were handed over to the West Midland’s police force who will put the Evora to the test for just two weeks.
“The Lotus is a visually stunning machine which offers us the opportunity to engage with the public, reinforce and promote the life-saving messages of road safety,” PC Steven Rounds from, CMPG (Central Motorway Police Group) said.
The Evora is powered by a Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V6 producing 276 hp at 6,400 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm that drives the rear wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission.