The first of this year’s popular Picture of the Month downloads comes from Evora owner Warren O’Connell. Warren has owned this car for almost 2 years and has taken it on some epic road trips throughout Europe as well as attended many events in the car in the UK. It looked particularly tasty when ‘stickered up’ for Le Mans last year, which he attended with the well known Team Langoustine event crew. This picture is an example of the popular ‘light painting’ technique.
I bought my Burnt Orange Evora in March 2011 having made a large jump from an Elise S. The major difference was the sheer size of the car coupled with the big increase in power (from 134 to 280 bhp). I had looked at numerous cars before buying the Evora but still had the Lotus bug and wanted to get something that was relatively rare at the time (still is, especially in Burnt Orange) and would still put a smile on my face regardless of the journey (even driving to the shops is exciting). At times I miss being able to remove the roof but what the Evora provides outside of this far outweighs not being a convertible. It has provided to be a very capable car, on track and on a long cruise (to Le Mans and back). It is fairly standard apart from a Lotus Sports exhaust, K&N panel filter and 2bular de-cat but now it definitely sounds like it should. All in all it is still the best car I have ever owned and I love the attention it gets!
2013 will include some more track days, another trip to Le Mans and a 2,000 mile round trip to Monza and back for the Grand Prix – I’m sure it won’t disappoint!
I commissioned Andrew to take some pictures of the car having been impressed by his work in the past (www.longexposures.co.uk) and was sure he would photo the car to its true potential and he didn’t disappoint. This is my favourite picture from the set and the rest can be found on his flickr page here. Andrew is a fantastic photographer and a true petrolhead so got the best out of the car.
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