Everyone from George Clooney to London's Mayor Boris Johnson is excited about the new Lotus Evora. The 160mph sports car will be available beginning next year for under £50,000. Only 2000 will be made per year.

Looks like you will have some hefty competition if you want to get one of the few editions of the Lotus Evora to be produced over the next year. The 0-60mph time in under five seconds sports car with a top speed of 160mph has celebrities and lay people alike running rabid with anticipation, including London Mayor Boris Johnson.

Johnson, recently promised to get an electric family car as soon as one is available, seems more interested in the fun sports car than a clean one. He has plans to get behind the wheel of a Lotus Evora as soon as possible, despite the fact that it produces more than twice the amount of carbon dioxide per kilometer (225 grams) than a Toyota Prius (104g per km). Johnson seems to be backing away from the statement he made to the Independent, published earlier today, when he said, "I don't want to buy another internal combustion engine, there is a market waiting to be satisfied, and if that isn't an economic stimulus, I don't know what is."

According to the British automaker, A-listers like Beyonce, Daniel Craig, Dave Grohl, and George Clooney are lining up for test drives, as are a whole host of B-list through D-list celebs. Amongst those wanting the under-£50,000 2+2 are Top Gear presenters James May and Richard Hammond.

Only 2000 units of the Lotus Evora will be produced per year, so hopefully Richard Hammond won't crash his out.

Group Lotus CEO Mike Kimberley said in a press release, "The Evora is the biggest milestone for Lotus since the Elise was born 13 years ago. We are currently working at broadening the appeal of the Lotus brand through an aggressive 5-year model plan of which this car represents the first exciting step."

The full list of interested celebrities can be found in the press release below.

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