The first production-spec Lotus Evora 400 has rolled off the assembly line in Hethel.

The first production-spec Lotus Evora 400 has rolled off the assembly line in Hethel.

Set to be used as a "promotion car," the model features a metallic black exterior and a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 400 bhp (406 PS / 298 kW) and 410 Nm (302 lb-ft) of torque.   It enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). 

Production of customer cars will commence shortly and the first deliveries are scheduled for August.  However, American and Chinese consumers will have to wait until early 2016.

In a statement, Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales said “Today is a very significant stage in our long term plan, which we set-out more than a year ago. With the first Evora 400 coming off the line, we have achieved a key milestone for Lotus.”  

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