Get up close with the 100,000th Lotus at ASI 2019
The 100,000th Lotus made – the Jim Clark special edition Lotus Evora GT410 Sport – can be viewed during ASI 2019, and is still up for grabs!
As enthusiasts will know, the Jim Clark Trust launched a competition to win a one-off Jim Clark special edition Lotus Evora GT410 Sport back in July 2018. Unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with the car still to be won, you can get up close and personal with the unique Lotus in Hall 4 of Birmingham's NEC throughout the Autosport International Show 2019 (10-13th January).
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Besides giving one lucky enthusiast an opportunity to own the landmark Lotus, the competition has been organised by the Jim Clark Trust to help raise necessary funds for completion of the new dedicated museum in Duns, Scotland, near where Clark grew up.
With all of Clark’s major racing successes achieved behind the wheel of a Lotus, the special vehicle was commissioned to mark the 50th anniversary of Jim Clark's tragic death at Hockenheim in 1968.
The car was hand-built at Lotus’s long-time Hethel home and has been designated as the 100,000th Lotus sportscar built. Inspired by the red Lotus Elan entrusted to Clark by Lotus founder Colin Chapman, the new car echoes the original Elan’s red and silver colour scheme, alongside Clark's trademark tartan upholstery. The car also carries Clark’s signature on each rear buttress.
Powered by a specially calibrated and tuned higher-output version of Lotus’s supercharged, 3.5-litre six-cylinder engine, the 100,000th Lotus produces 410bhp at 7000rpm and sprints from 0-60mph in just 3.9 seconds. Handling has also been enhanced, although only the lucky winner will be able to confirm.
"The stunning Jim Clark special edition Evora is a fitting tribute to a legendary man and his iconic Elan. Clark’s exploits on track were very special indeed and we are proud to launch this competition here at Goodwood," said The Duke of Richmond, Goodwood Festival of Speed organsier. ‘
You can enter the competition now on the Jim Clark Trust website.
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