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Of Course the Lotus Evora 400 Will Get a Gulf Livery

This was inevitable

To create a new special edition of the Evora 400, Lotus opened up the polls to its followers on social media. In the most predictable outcome ever, fans chose the iconic Gulf livery as the special edition scheme.

Looking at the field of color scheme possibilities, Gulf was inevitable. Among those available, including the runner-up yellow-on-black combo, none had the historical and aesthetic pull to overcome the wave of Gulf fans. The Martini Racing red/blue blend, the only other design that we think would stand a fighting chance, was conspicuously absent from the available options.

Lotus listened, and announced the very limited run of special edition Lotus Evora 400 would carry the popular color combo. This is a special edition limited to just 10 units, designed to commemorate Lotus' 50 year anniversary occupying the Hethel airfield factory.

Essentially, the changes made to this special edition are simply skin deep. Underneath the fancy paint, the Evora packs the same 3.5-liter supercharged V-6 engine, pushing out 400 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. This prodigious power is enough to send the Lotus from a standstill to 60 mph in an impressive 4.1 seconds, onto a top speed of 186 mph.