Forget nine reindeer - this thing has 410 horsepower!

It’s that time of the year again, when colorful lights shine to brighten the night, kids listen for the sound of sleigh bells, and the smell of burnt rubber lingers in the air. At least that’s the holiday season we like, and it would appear as though Lotus agrees with this Christmas-themed video featuring the Evora GT410 Sport sliding around for a drift-tastic tree delivery.

Not Exactly A Silent Night?

This one is for all the good boys and girls out there.

According to the attached press release, “the engineering elves at Lotus wanted an ingenious way to transport a Christmas tree using an Evora GT410 Sport,” and well, it looks like mission accomplished.

“While most Christmas trees travel strapped to roof racks or stuffed in car boots, Lotus knew it could do it differently with carbon fiber, a little welding, and a lot of burning rubber,” the automaker explains.

It’s a quick watch, with two minutes of fun to get you in the spirit of the season. The whole thing was filmed at Lotus HQ in Hethel and shows the lightweight sports car slinging around the soggy tarmac with consummate skill, bobbing and weaving around the facility in gymkhana-style awesomeness.

Lotus Wants to Wish You a Merry Driftmas and a Hethel New Year
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Hit play, and make sure to watch out for cameo appearances from the ’73 Lotus 72E Formula 1 car, the James Bond Espirit Submarine Car, and the Lotus 108 Pursuit Bike.

Hey Lotus - how about making this a yearly tradition?

Further Reading

2017 Lotus Evora Sport 410 High Resolution Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2017 Lotus Evora GT410 Sport.

2016 Lotus Evora 400 High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2016 Lotus Evora 400.

While many look back over the year during the festive season, Lotus looks sideways in the #DriftmasEvora.

Delivering a Christmas tree with a 410hp sleigh, the engineering elves at Lotus wanted an ingenious way to transport a Christmas tree using an Evora GT410 Sport.

The first-ever #MerryDriftmas video, created by Lotus, sees a festive delivery with a difference - all filmed on site at its Hethel home in Norfolk.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFdix4Bj_5Y&t

While most Christmas trees travel strapped to roof racks or stuffed in car boots, Lotus knew it could do it differently with carbon fibre, a little welding and a lot of burning rubber. Using closed roads, and with thanks to an understanding security guard, the two-minute video encompasses the whole facility, and even includes two of the marque’s most famous cars (and a bike). Extra points for your viewers if they can spot and name them.

Intended as a light-hearted way to mark the festive period, the video celebrates Lotus sports cars and the pure pleasure of driving. This film was created on closed roads using professional drivers, and no attempt should be made to recreate the driving shown.

Lotus wishes its customers and fans around the world a very Merry Driftmas and a Happy New Year.

ENDS

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