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The evolution of the Lotus Evora GTE, most extreme Lotus vehicle ever, went by rather quickly. After debuting a concept version at the 2011 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August, Lotus then went on to put out the production Evora GTE in September at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. This quick turnover has now been followed up by a special edition GTE courtesy of Swizz Beatz.

Swizz Beatz is an American record producer, DJ, rapper, and painter, although some may only know him as the husband of R&B superstar, Alicia Keys. He, along with

Lotus Design, came together to create a special Evora GTE unveiled at Alvin Ailey’s Opening Night Gala in New York. This special edition is noted as such because it is finished in a chrome ruby red paint. Everything else is strictly standard GTE. It features the typical rear brake cooling ducts, modified rear wing, enlarged intake vents behind the B pillar, and intense use of carbon fiber for the roof, sill detailing, and other carbon accessories. These elements help reduce the Evora’s total weight by about 231 lbs.

Being since this was a creative collaboration, no changes were made to the power source of the Evora GTE. It is still working with a race-tuned 3.5-liter V6 engine that delivers a total of 444 HP, which still makes it the most powerful Lotus Evora road car ever built.

No details were given on the car’s prices just yet, but prospective buyers will surely have to dish out more than the $180,000 price tag of the standard Evora GTE.

UPDATE 12/06/2011: Brain Food Film has unveiled a video from the launch party for the new Evora GTE by Swizz Beatz. Special guests included Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, Alicia Keys, Russell Simmons, Stephen Baldwin, Carmelo Anthony, and a surprise performance from Swizz and TI. Video after the jump!

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  (569) posted on 02.8.2012

Its cool and exotic appearance makes it very noticeable as well as its impressive design. I will not wonder if its very expensive.

  (459) posted on 01.9.2012

Swizz Beatz made a good design in this car in collaboration of Lotus Design of course. But I really adore this car, specially the color of it. It looks wild yet refreshing.

  (526) posted on 12.14.2011

V6 engine is not really good for this kind of sports car! Well, they should truly give an extra focus if how they could boost more its engine. Moreover, I have already admired it on its exterior appearance.

  (466) posted on 12.12.2011

Well, I would still wait for the figure performance of it. Moreover, I just simply love the exterior detailing of this Evora, and it truly oozing with angst and aggressive looks on that which is so noticeable on it.

  (419) posted on 12.7.2011

V6 engine? It is definitely too weak for this sports vehicle! Well, they should really boost it more. Anyway, unlike them, I’m still impressed with this, and it is refreshing to see a remodeled Evora.

  (368) posted on 12.6.2011

It still looks great for me and unlike you guys, I’m already satisfied on its engine the fact that its output is as yet impressive. Anyway, I wonder if it also has a high-tech technology which the previous Evora has.

  (447) posted on 12.6.2011

Yeah! It looks more aggressive and admiring on its previous appearance. Anyway, the fact that it is a sports car, I don’t think that its engine is good enough on this one.

  (398) posted on 12.4.2011

I still love its previous appearance, and I don’t think that red body paint is appropriate on its looks. Anyway, I just noticed that it looks like a McLaren vehicle on its platform. smiley Moreover, its engine is quite impressive at all.

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