Lotus Evora GTE No 15 of 20 (2015)

£109,950

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The Lotus Evora was first unveiled at the 2008 British Motor Show. It was based on the first all-new vehicle platform from Lotus Cars since the introduction of the Elise in 1995. The name “Evora” keeps up the tradition of Lotus cars beginning their model names with the letter “E”. The name is derived from the words evolution, vogue, and aura. The Evora offered exclusivity in a competitive market flooded by cars such as the Porsche Cayman. The car was available from launch with a 3.5 litre V6 petrol engine, which produced 276 bhp and an impressive 350 N/m of torque. Lotus then brought out the supercharged Evora S, which increased power up to 345bhp and an additional 30lbft across the rev range.
The Evora GTE was a race car developed by Lotus Motorsport for the global endurance GTE category that included races such as the infamous 24 hours of Le Mans. Lotus planned to build a limited number of road cars to celebrate their Evora GTE achievement at Le Mans, housing a tuned 440bhp engine, sequential gearbox and the distinctly wider bodywork found on the race car. Sadly the project was never fully completed and production was halted with only 25-30 pre-production road cars being built. It wasn’t until 2014 under new factory management that the decision was made to completely disassemble the GTE road cars that had been made and rebuild 20 of them as a limited edition run for road use.
Each of the 20 cars were taken back to a bare chassis within the companies world famous Motorsport division, and subsequently rebuilt using the stunning GTE bodywork originally issued to them. All new subframes, suspension arms, brakes and wheels were used along with new engines, cooling systems and wiring looms throughout. All 20 cars were rebuilt using the 3.5L supercharged V6 found in the Evora S, but customers were allowed to fine tune each car to their own specification, meaning no Evora GTE is truly the same.
The exceptional Lotus Evora GTE offered for sale at Hofmanns was originally used in the Hong Kong motorshow and remained as an unregistered chassis until is was rebuilt by Lotus Motorsport in 2015. Since being registered it has covered just 2,406 miles with one private owner and a full Lotus service history. Finished in Arctic silver with a grey tri-stripe, this stunning LHD example is one of only 6 manual cars out of the 20 built. All GTEs were offered with an array of carbon fibre options with No 15 being generously lavished with carbon: front splitter, front access panel, A pillars, mirror caps, roof, air intakes, sills, engine cover, rear spoiler, rear diffuser. The interior is finished in black leather with alcantara inserts and yellow stitching, with the Lotus logo in the headrests. The carbon fibre continues, covering the sill covers (with yellow GTE lettering), instrument cluster, dash top, gear surround, rear bench area and floor covers. The interior is finished off with its own unique Lotus Motorsport build plaque.
With only 20 Evora GTEs ever produced by Lotus, this is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire one of the most exquisitely specified Evora GTEs made, and as such a wonderful investment for the future.  

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Essentials

  • Mileage: 2,407
  • Year: 2015
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Transmission type: Manual
  • Fuel type: Petrol
  • Colour: Silver

Details

  • Engine layout: Mid Engined
  • Aspiration: Supercharger
  • Engine size (Litres): 3.5
  • Engine configuration: V6
  • Cylinders: 6
  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive

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01491520455

Hofmanns

Henley on Thames, United Kingdom

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