By   May 13, 2016

Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition

Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Lotus Hethel Factory. In 1966 the company’s founder, Colin Chapman, moved operations to the facility in Hethel, Norfolk.

To help celebrate the occasion the British sports car maker has announced the Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition. The special Evora is the first of a number of products that will be introduced this year to commemorate the anniversary.

Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition Interior

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Lotus said, “The Evora 400 is the latest in a long line of world-beating sports and racing cars to have all been hand built in Hethel over the last 50 years. We are immensely proud to be part of the community and it is entirely fitting that this limited edition be dedicated to our home. We’re looking forward to celebrating our connections to Norfolk throughout 2016, and more Lotus Hethel Anniversary news will be announced soon.”

For folks buying the Hethel Edition they get the same 3.5-liter V6 powered 400 horsepower machine weighing just 3,069 lb. as the standard car. 0-60 mph comes in just 4.1 seconds and flat out on the track it can hit a top speed of 186 mph.

What the 400 Evora Hethel Edition adds to the mix are exclusive colors and a plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary. When ordering the special edition you can choose from Essex Blue, Motorsport Black, and Racing Green for the exterior color. Inside you get black or red leather or Alcantara interior trim (the options that are available depend on the body color choice).

Unfortunately, the Lotus Evora 400 Hethel Edition will not make its way to the US. However, our readers in the UK can purchase it for £75,500 ($108,988), Germany for €100,500, France for €101,350 or Italy for €105,400.