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2011 Lotus Evora Police Car

2011 Lotus Evora Police Car

If you live in West Midlands, UK, don’t try to outrun the police on the highway as they are driving this 2011 Lotus Evora, a car presented at the Autosport International Show and donated by the British automaker to the United Kingdom police force.

For those of you with criminal intentions you should know that this Lotus Evora packs 280 hp under its beautiful bonnet and the car will stuck to your rear view mirror like the ones in the Need For Speed Hot Pursuit video game. This Lotus Evora police car will be given a 2-week trial run on a long stretch along the highway that covers approximately 450 miles, along with a couple of important routes, like the M2, M5 and M6 motorways.

From the outside, this 2011 Lotus Evora looks just about the same as the standard production model, except of course for a few obvious additions. The car now features a very cool looking police livery and packs the standard and obligatory police lights on the roof, grille and a modified interior cockpit.

Regarding the cabin, there aren’t any information about what changes this car has but most likely it will have a heavy dose of law-enforcement paraphernalia, like an on-board computer, a radar gun and a couple of gun holsters.

2011 Lotus Evora Police Car

This beautiful Lotus Evora police car is probably the fastest law enforcement car in the entire United Kingdom. Packing a powerful 3.5-liter V6 unit that churns 280 hp, it has a top speed of 168 mph. The Evora needs less than five seconds to reach 60 mph. The engine under the hood is the exact same one that you will find in the standard version of the car.

Although it is not one of the most intimidating cars in the world, it definitely makes up for in terms of raw power and speed, something very rare for a UK police car.

Quick Look – 2012 Lotus Evora

2012 Lotus Evora

The Lotus Evora is one of the most beautiful cars in the world, at least in my opinion. In the years to come, the company will roll out the revival of the legendary Elise model along with the iconic Esprit. Next year, Lotus will also offer an updated version of their gorgeous Evora. Outside, there won’t be any important changes because let’s face it, the car looks almost perfect. Inside, the cabin will be completely redesigned and an updated version for the new S trim level that will be available. The cabin of the Evora will be created by CSI, a German company that created cabins for the Mercedes SLS, Audi R8 and Porsche Panamera.

The only exterior changes that will be made for the 2012 model will be on the headlamps and the front fascia, but nothing significant, except maybe for the new set of rims. The engine will remain the same, a V6 3.5-liter plant that churns 280 hp @ 6,400 rpm and 342 Nm @ 4,700 rpm. With this power plant, the car will be able to do the 0-60 mph sprint in 5 seconds, onto a top speed of 172 mph.

Sales of the 2012 Lotus Evora will commence sometime in the beginning of next year and its most important rivals will continue to be the Nissan GT-R, Audi TT-S (another great looking car) and the Porsche Cayman.

The Audi has a 2.0-liter TFSI engine under the hood that just received a more generous turbocharger that allows it to output 272 hp which is 7 hp more than the first version. With this engine, the TT-S will do the 0-60 mph sprint in 5.2 second and is capable of reaching a top speed of 155 mph (limited). The Cayman is another worthy adversary for the 2012 Evora, with its 2.9-liter 6-cylinder boxer engine that produces 265 hp. The Porsche can reach 60 mph from start in 4.9 seconds. The Nissan is the most powerful of these cars with its V6 3.8-liter that offers 485 hp @ 6,400 rpm. Top speed is rated at 193 mph.

2012 Lotus Evora

We are glad that Lotus will be coming back in the next following years because lately, except for the Evora, the company didn’t brought anything interesting to the table. The 2015 Elise will probably be the most important car in the last decade for Lotus.