Lotus has announced a new package for the Evora sports car that adds far more standard equipment. Called the Evora Sports Racer, the new car is said to be "fully loaded" with almost every possible option fitted as standard.
The Sports Racer treatment is available for both versions of the Lotus Evora: the normal model, which uses a 3.5-liter V-6 with 376 hp, as well as the Evora S, which has a supercharged 3.5-liter V-6 with 345 hp. There are, however, restrictions on color choices: only white, gray, blue, or red are available on the Sports Racer.
The long list of upgrades begins with the fitting of the 2+2 small rear seats as standard, gloss-black wheels, and red- or black-painted brake calipers. To add more contrast, the front splitter, rear diffuser, side skirts, mirrors, and roof are also painted black. Inside, the black leather seats feature red stitching, while the doors and dashboard wear gray suede materials with red stitching.
Lotus cars are typically lightweight, stripped-out models designed for performance rather than comfort, but the Evora Sports Racer turns that idea on its head. The Tech package is included as standard, with a seven-inch touchscreen and DVD player, USB and Bluetooth connections, cruise control, and parking sensors. The Sports package adds a higher rev limiter, a more aggressive rear diffuser, and cross-drilled brakes. Power-folding mirrors and a backup camera are also standard.
The Lotus Evora Sports Racer will be sold only in Europe. In its home country of the U.K., the Sports Racer costs £57,900 (about $93,900) with the naturally aspirated engine and £65,900 ($107,000) with the supercharged engine. That's not cheap, but Lotus says those prices represent package discounts of £6450 and £7150, respectively, compared to selecting all the cars' equipment individually.