Despite a disappointing race weekend at the glittering Monaco Grand Prix, Lotus F1 Team driver Pastor Maldonado still remained the envy of his friends when was given the keys to a brand new Lotus Evora S.
Dressed in Aspen White, Maldonado’s car looks fairly ordinary but it features a supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine that develops 345 bhp and 399Nm of torque. It is connected to a six-speed IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) transmission which enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 4.7 seconds and hit a top speed of 269 km/h.
“It is our pleasure to present the Evora S to Pastor Maldonado, our newest Lotus F1 Team driver and ambassador. I am sure he will enjoy this car as much as the Evora S customers do around the world. I would also like to take this opportunity to wish the best of luck to the Lotus F1 Team for their up and coming race in Canada. The whole of the Lotus community will be watching in support,” said the newly appointed Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales.
Pastor, who jumped in the car getting immediately acquainted with the vehicle was thrilled with his new Lotus “I would like to thank Lotus CEO Jean-Marc and everyone at the Lotus factory for the opportunity of driving this great car. I’m excited to take the famous Monaco hairpins in this. It looks like pure fun on four wheels”
Maldonado now joins fellow team mate Romain Grosjean who took delivery of an Exige S coupé last summer.