Lotus Cars Ltd. builds 1500-1800
total cars per year with less than 500 coming to North America. Lotus cars are hand built in England. For 2011, Lotus only built 80 Evora S cars for
the US market and this car is the 69th. It rolled off the production line in Hethel, England on July 13, 2011.
This Evora is mid-engined and supercharged (hence the “S” designation). We ordered it in May 2011 with the Tech
Pack, Sports Pack, Lifestyle Paint, Star Shield, Power Folding Mirrors, and Premium Cocobolo Leather interior with heated
seats. We also ordered it as a 2+0 model, meaning that it seats only a driver and a passenger.
This car was built for the “Federal Market”
which means it was built for the North American Market to meet their specifications. (Lotus “Federal” cars have
different exterior lighting and safety requirements compared to the European cars. They are also left hand drive as opposed
to most right hand drive European cars.)
2011 is the
first year for the Evora S. It is also the only year you could order a Chrome Orange Evora S, as Chrome Orange was dropped
from the paint options for 2012.
There were only 2 Chrome Orange Evora S cars built for the “Federal” market. The second one went to Canada but
was a 2+2 model (seats four), not a 2+0 model, and it was built with a black/graphite interior.