Group Lotus and its Chinese importer Lotus China will be at the AUTO CHINA 2012, the Beijing International Automotive Exhibition. Lotus will show the Evora GTE, which has been presented in Frankfurt last year. The exhibition starts on Monday with the press days.
Lotus is going bespoke with help from Mansory Design, the company said on Monday. Mansory has worked with Lotus on a few special editions before, including the 2011 Evora Concept Bespoke they showed at the 2011 Geneva motor show.
Lotus says the car received positive reaction at the show. Since then, the two companies have collaborated on several projects, most notably the Lotus Evora GTE, which was made available for public sale.
In the deal, Mansory will contribute bodywork, trim and special finishes for the entire range of Lotus cars. The customizer helped with the chrome-orange Evora GTE that was designed by rapper/producer Swizz Beatz and the carbon-fiber Evora GTE built to honor the Lotus F1 Team.
Mansory’s first official project, based on a new model variant, will be revealed at the Paris motor show in September.
“At Mansory, we have always been passionate about British cars,” owner Kourosh Mansory said. “And the cooperation with Lotus is the perfect partnership as it meets our quality standard of production on the highest technical level combined with masterly craftsmanship and the most precious materials.”
Despite the global downturn, Group Lotus business is
buoyant with the introduction of the all-new car, the
Evora, and increased contract engineering
the long-awaited new Lotus Evora at Loch Lomond in Scotland, a launch
which has now been hailed as a huge success for the company.
Long-awaited for most companies might be a few years, but for Lotus it is the
first all-new car in 14 years and all staff are extremely proud of achieving this
exceptional product in just 27 months from a blank sheet of paper to start of
production. That it is a car designed to meet the legislative requirements of,
and be sold in 41 countries worldwide, including the USA, further underlines
Now motoring editors and photographers have experienced the performance
and specifications of the Evora for themselves in Scotland, Lotus also wanted
to bring to the attention of business editors some key points which it believe to
be extremely newsworthy in the current global business environment.
th May 2009 saw the beginning of a two-week long press launch of
The current global economic situation is well known to everyone and UK
manufacturing is suffering especially. But partly through prudent long term
strategic planning and partly through the efforts of its global team, Lotus is
currently increasing production output to cope with demand for the Evora, the
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new 2+2 mid-engined sportscar, as well as the Elise and Exige small-platform
cars. Lotus is recruiting a considerable number of new production and
engineering staff to cover increased requirements both in vehicle production
and its international high technology engineering consultancy business.
Production in the 2009/10 financial year is planned with confidence to increase
by 50% over the previous year and the number of direct production staff will
increase by 30% during the same period.