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24 April 2012
Lotus at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show
The 2012 Beijing International Auto Show kicks
off today, and Lotus Cars is showing off its
full model range for the first time, including a
very special supercar that’s been custom-made
When the Lotus Evora GTE was unveiled at the Frankfurt show last year, the Chinese market went crazy for this, Lotus’ most powerful road-going model ever. Now the British sports car company has prepared the Evora GTE China Limited Edition, which makes its world debut in Beijing.
Lotus’ eminent chassis engineers have adapted the GTE to suit Chinese roads, and the interior comes with more leather and carbon fibre to make it more luxurious inside, without compromising performance at all. Its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine fires out 444 horsepower. Well, this is the year of the dragon!
Only 118 examples of the limited edition will be put on sale, making it all the more exclusive and collectable. Each car features a numbered plaque inside, marked with the China Limited Edition insignia.
Making its first appearance in China, the
Lotus Evora IPS and its automatic paddle-shift
transmission is a sure-fire hit. Its 3.5 litre
V6 engine provides 280 horsepower, which the
acclaimed chassis fully exploits. The
Intelligent Precision Shift allows a high and
even level of power transfer as well as quick,
smooth shifts. It makes for more comfort in the
city, better fuel efficiency, and huge fun when
it comes to the twisty stuff.