Lotus Evora Carbon Concept
3rd March, 2010
The Lotus Evora provides the basis of the carbon
design concept unveiled at the 80th Geneva Motor Show. The car boasts a stylish carbon fibre, leather
and alcantara interior, aggressive carbon diffuser and an evocative high tech composite body.
The Lotus Evora Carbon Concept car emphasises Lotus’ motor sport pedigree, utilising high quality
materials with exposed carbon fibre and plush alcantara. The striking white concept car is finished in
an advanced water based pearlescent paint that contrasts with the exquisitely finished weave on the
carbon fibre panels.
The head turning looks of the Evora Carbon Concept car provide a more purposeful, planted stance with
the car looking lower and more aggressive. This styling direction is continued with a structural carbon
fibre roof, Lotus Motorsport influenced carbon diffuser and carbon splitter. The Lotus Evora Carbon
Concept car retains the same class leading handling and high tech aluminium bonded and extruded chassis
of the production car.
The contemporary interior of the Evora Carbon Concept car combines the lustre of the carbon panels
with perforated leather and matt alcantara. The bespoke interior uses swathes of sumptuous grey
alcantara to cover the footwell, dashboard and roof. The soft texture of the leather and alcantara are
juxtaposed with the hard surfaces of the carbon fibre to provide a satisfying sensory experience.
The Evora Carbon Concept car has diamond cut forged 19” alloy wheels front and rear, shod with
Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres (235/35 wide front and 285/30 wide rear). The wheels and tyres give the
Evora real presence filling the wheel arches and giving the car a purposeful appearance.
Donato Coco, Director of Lotus Design commented, “The design of the Evora Carbon Concept car
features exotic, high tech materials that offer a good synergy with the Lotus brand image, expressing
our motor sport heritage and history of stylish sports cars for which Lotus are renowned.”