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Nobody does it better than Lotus and the Sainsbury Centre

Lotus Evora in front of Sainsbury Centre


Lotus chose the dramatic backdrop of the Sainsbury Centre at the University of East Anglia (UEA) to showcase its unique Evora Sport 410, designed in tribute to the Lotus Esprit S1 as seen in the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me” 40 years ago.

Lotus Exclusive, the company’s in-house personalisation department, crafted a special, one-off Evora Sport 410 in commemoration. Combining the latest in Lotus engineering with period details, the new pure-bred supercar takes design cues from the iconic Esprit and integrates them into a car with class-leading performance. Packing 410 hp into a car that weighs just 1,280 kg, it sprints from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds.

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said: “So many of us recall the impact of the Lotus Esprit when it was driven out of the sea by James Bond, and we wanted to honour that with a special Evora Sport 410. It’s the perfect tribute to such an influential Lotus, but a world away in terms of its abilities and performance. Lotus was founded on the principle of lightweight engineering and, even today, nobody does it better.”

Penelope Lucas, Head of Marketing and Communications at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, added: “The Sainsbury Centre’s unique and iconic design fits perfectly with the qualities of the Evora and we were delighted to provide the perfect setting for the photographs.”

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