To further demonstrate the prowess off its in-house personalisation department, Lotus Exclusive, the British carmaker has unveiled a special version of the Evora 410 for the United States market. Called the Evora Sport 410 GP Edition, only five units of the unique Lotus will be made, each costing buyers USD110,000 (RM488,290).

The GP Edition features Team Lotus’ iconic Formula 1 livery in use between 1972 and 1986, from the Type 72 to the Type 79, and even the 98T driven by Ayrton Senna. The black and gold paintwork has been seen on Lotus racing cars, which secured five Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships.

As for the car it is based on, the Evora 410 is a lighter and more powerful version of the already quick Evora 400. The former is achieved with various carbon-fibre body components as well as lightweight forged wheels, lighter windscreen surround, new lithium-ion battery, titanium exhaust silence and a one-piece tailgate.

Meanwhile, the power bump sees 400 hp at 7000 rpm and 410 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm from the car’s 3.5 litre supercharged V6. A six-speed manual gearbox and Torsen-type limited slip differential is standard, with the option of six-speed automatic.

Chassis enhancements include improved wheel geometry, re-valved dampers, increased spring rate and a lowered ride height by 5 mm, all of which are done to recalibrate the suspension to suit the car’s new kerb weight of 1,370 kg. Customers can even specify Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, which are available as a dealer fit option.

The GP Edition joins another limited-production version of the Evora Sport 410, made to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1977 Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me, which featured the Esprit S1.