• Feb 10, 2011
Lotus Evora by Mansory – Click above for high-res image gallery

With a whole raft of new models in the pipeline, Lotus has some very big plans for the future. But what does that mean for its existing lineup – most notably the Evora, the newest among them? Earlier reports indicated that Lotus was working on a substantial facelift for the mid-engined 2+2 to bring it in line with its more aggressive new design language. And it very well might be still. But that's not what Lotus has in store for the upcoming Geneva Motor Show.

Instead, Lotus is asking the public, "Is it always wise to customize?" Well from our point of view, it's certainly not always prudent, but it can be sometimes. From our perspective, precious few of those times, unfortunately, are realized when Mansory is involved, as the tuner dubiously improves on production vehicles as it typically does with outlandish paint jobs and garish interiors. But every once in a while, Mansory gives an existing car a re-skin – usually in carbon fiber – that makes us stop and take another look. Like the Aston Martin DB9 Cyrus and the Bugatti Veyron Vincero. And so it appears to have done with the Lotus Evora.

Commissioned by the factory, Mansory's take on the Evora is meant to demonstrate what's possible in the aftermarket. It looks kitted-out with enough carbon to make an F1 car jealous, but we'll reserve final judgment for when we see it in person at the fast-approaching show. In the meantime, you're invited (lucky you) to follow the jump for the official statement and check out the pair of images released in the gallery below.



[Source: Lotus]
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Is It Always Wise to CUSTOMISE?

Who: Lotus

What: The multi-award winning Lotus Evora as you've never seen it before.

Where: The Lotus stand, Geneva Motor Show, Hall 1, Stand 1031

When: 2.15pm, Tuesday 1st March 2011

Why: Because we can. And because we know you're curious......

So you don't want to wait until Geneva? No problem, click on the 'undercover' image above or go to the 'news' section of www.lotusnewera.com for a sneak preview.

Let's be clear on this: contrary to media reports, what you'll see in Geneva is NOT an Evora facelift. It's a taste of the future of Lotus product customisation. Merely the first toe in the water and a showcase of the potential future.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      A Mansory that doesn't make my eyes bleed... what is the world coming to?
      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Good considering it's Mansory here, but paint over some of that carbon, esp. the A-pillars and roof.

      Underhood? That Toyota motor wouldn't mind some forced induction, would it?
      • 3 Years Ago
      I akin Mansory to getting vaccinated as a child. Your born, its great and all, and bam! Shot time. For supercars and the like, the obligatory Mansory phase is a scary time. Poor Evora...
      • 3 Years Ago
      LMAO that is the laziest attempt at photoshoping on carbon fiber I have ever see.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Ok now performance?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Id like to nominate this as the worst photoshop ever. Look at the highres images for a good laugh. They just took parts of the car, made them grey, then drew vertical lines on them. HA! Id love to see what tech makes carbon fiber reweave itself so that the weave is always vertical from the direction you are looking.
      • 3 Years Ago
      http://www.autoblog.com/2010/03/03/geneva-2010-lotus-evora-carbon-concept/

      Now where have I seen this idea before?

      OH YEAH! Last year at Geneva!

      I guess Lotus really is going for the Porsche buyer.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I want to have sex with an Evora.
      • 3 Years Ago
      are you sure this is mansory's work? it looks tasteful