2011 Lotus Evora Police Car

Time and again, we’ve all been thrust into the same unflattering scenario of driving over the speed limit on a highway without a care in the world - at least until a police car begins to give chase. That’s where we start quaking in our boots. In some instances, we make a break for it, hoping that our trusty steed can outrun the galloping highway patrol car as it tries to keep pace. Unfortunately for the residents of the West Midlands in the UK, trying to outrun the new highway patrol car just became a more difficult task. As a donation by Lotus and presented at the Autosport International Motor Show, the UK police force will be getting a Lotus Evora police car to facilitate the chase..

Oh yes, dear criminals. A 280 horsepower sports car will be stuck in your rear view mirrors until you cry ‘uncle!’ and pull over on the shoulder of the highway. The Evora police car will be given a two-week trial run on a stretch along the West Midlands highway that covers 450 miles, together with a number of major routes, including the M5, M6, and M2 motorways.

So the next time you find yourselves in these areas, you might want to keep watch of the speed limit because you know never know when the Evora police car will jump out of the bushes and give you chase. Most likely, you wouldn’t’ even stand a chance.

Details on the Lotus Evora Police Car after the jump.

Exterior and Interior

Lotus Evora Police Car

On the outside, the Evora police car looks to have retained the same aesthetic dynamics as a stock version of the Evora except for a few obvious additions. Lotus has dressed it up with an unmistakable police livery, standard police badges, and police lights on the roof, the grille, and the interior dashboard.

Interior upgrades on the Evora Police Car have yet to be released although we can only imagine that it’s going to come with some heavy dose of law-enforcement paraphernalia, which would include a radar gun, an on-board computer, gun holsters, and maybe even a container for doughnuts. Okay, that last item is unlikely to make it there, but the rest of the features are most definitely included.

Performance

The Evora police car is being touted as the fastest police car in the UK. With a powertrain that features a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 280 horsepower – the same as the stock version of the 2010 Evora - this law-enforcement speedster is capable of hitting ‘north-to-60’ in less than five seconds with a top speed of 168 mph while also running at 30 miles to a gallon.

Suffice to say, this is not the type of police car you would want to see on your rear view mirrors in the foreseeable future.

Pricing

Lotus Evora Police Car

The car is priced at around £50,000, or about $80,000 based on current exchange rates. Don’t expect this car to hit dealerships anytime soon because it’s going to be sold exclusively to police departments in the UK. For now, the Evora is being loaned to the UK police force for a two-week trial run where it is going to be used to patrol an area covering 450 miles in the West Midlands.

Competition

Criminals beware! Though the Evora may not pose the same menacing presence as other police cars, don’t sleep on this little sportster just yet. What it lacks in intimidation, it certainly makes up for in terms of top-notch speed and power, the likes of which have never been seen in the UK police force.

LOVE IT
  • It’s faster than it looks
  • Sports car masquerading as a police chaser is cool
  • Loaded to the brim with technological features
LEAVE IT
  • Not available to regular folks like us. Naturally.
  • It doesn’t look the least bit intimidating
  • If you wanted to scream intimidation, use an Aston Martin

14 comments:

The car neon paint is really a striking color. It’s reflective even at night, and I want the loaded technology features of the car.

I like this sports car. If you are driving the car you can drive so fast and no one can arrest you. hehehe. I like the design!

Wow! A little bit intimidating! This is exclusive only for policemen. And its amazing to know that the government spends on this kind of car . And I think those high horsepower is very useful for the cops!

An Evora police cqar? Now that’s something that you don’t see everyday. Man, cops in Italy are really that lucky, they get a wide variety of sport cars for their fleet.

We also noticed that the car’s front splitter is still noticeably absent, proving that this prototype could very well still be in its early ages.

Lotus hot new sports car features the traditional British Police flair on the exterior, including neon yellow accents contrasted by a dark, rich blue.

Having a little fun in their own backyard, Lotus has lent out a brand new Evora to the UK Police Force, more specifically the Central Motorway Police Group.

well that’s for sure, what if you have a car like this? will you ram this one to stop the bad boys? probably not even this one is a government property. the driver will surely think twice before ramming it to the bad guys vehicle.

Way to go Adolfo! loool

With all the radars and cameras I guess this is just another polluting car! The tickets come home, why need to pursuit them on the highway!

Or maybe the games studios are silently paying for the gas to keep the public with the chaise of the bad guis idea in mind.

I guess no need for this car to have an engine. Is so ugly that the bad guys will pass out when they see it. Especially painted like this!

holy crap.. so it means that the all time American caprice has more ponies than the evora? I think this is not a good Idea because the evora’s body is so light for sure it cannot ram the other cars unlike the Volvo and Caprice.

huh! only 280 ponies? i guess that is not enough it should be more than that.. what about if the criminal is using a Nissan GT-R or Mitsubishi Evolution? for sure this one will get smoked. also the evora’s handling is not that superb. and definitely will loose his control in every tight corners.

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