As you know Lotus Evora has been very popular among celebrities, for whatever reason, from the day it was revealed. One of those celebs who has recently got his car with a special treat is the Finn Heikki Kovalainen. If you are not a fan of Formula 1 you probably have no idea who Heikki is! But he is a rather successful F1 driver and he has enjoyed some good years with McLaren Mercedes before he was replaced with Jensen Button.
“Group Lotus is very proud of its racing pedigree and we are all very excited to share our story with Heikki. Says Dany Bahar, CEO of Group Lotus. “It was our honour to welcome Heikki to Group Lotus and we wish him and the Lotus F1 Racing team every success for the 2010 F1 season.” Dany Bahar continued, “We take great pride in the sports cars that we produce at Hethel and Heikki’s visit provided a great opportunity to show off the multi-award winning cars that we produce and the advanced niche production facilities at Hethel.”
Kovalainen was also thrilled to drive his custom left-hand-drive Evora which also has a blue strip on it on Lotus’s track: “The Evora was everything I expected, Lotus is famous for fantastic sports cars and the Evora did not disappoint. The power to weight ratio gives the car a real racecar feel and allowed me to really push the car round the track. I enjoyed every lap and had fun sliding it sideways!”