Lotus has introduced its new Exclusive customisation program, which will allow owners to further personalise their cars with bespoke colours and graphics, exactly like Tailor Made to Ferrari or Ad Personam to Lamborghini.
According to Lotus, the Exclusive program is available for all its customers, existing or new, regardless of the models they own. There’s a kicker though – the personalisation services are only available in Europe at the moment but the automaker promises that it will be offered across the globe later in the year.
The starting point for the customisation program is the body colour, where customers are offered a wide range of exclusive exterior shades including Essex Blue that debuted on the 1980 Essex Commemorative Esprit Turbo. What ever colour you choose, it can be finished either in matt, gloss, metallic or pearlescent.
Not only that, customers may also choose body decals that can be applied on the door mirrors, sills, wings or spoilers. Iconic race stripes are as well as national flags are available as well. Inside, the cabin can be specified with five colours of leather and four colours of stitching.
MAKE YOUR MARK WITH LOTUS EXCLUSIVE
– Tailor made Lotus cars to individual customer requirements
– Created by the Design team & available for both new and pre-owned cars
– Exciting interior and exterior options, from subtle details to extensive personalisation
Letting owners set the tone, the new personalisation service Lotus Exclusive offers sports car fans a unique ownership proposition. Combining traditional British craftsmanship with modern design and exhilarating performance, the service allows a comprehensive array of personalisation covering everything from colour coding through to race car preparation.
Developed by the Design team, the Lotus Exclusive scheme has been conceived to inspire customers to further personalise the character of their cars. With the ability to tailor vehicles to their personal taste, it provides an alluring alternative to an off-the-peg sports car.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc said, “In the past we have created a number of cars personalised to the specific requests of individual customers. These stunning cars were produced by a team of skilled craftsmen and women, using their expertise to create something exceptional and unique for the customer. Now all our customers will be offered this service, to create their own personalised car through Lotus Exclusive.”
Existing owners, as well as new car customers, can take advantage of Exclusive during the ordering process at their local dealership. Examples of what can be ordered will be on hand, providing inspiration and highlighting the areas of the car that can be personalised. Each customer’s requirements from minor details, for a subtle personal touch, to extensive customisation are then reviewed by the dealer and developed in conjunction with the Lotus Exclusive team at Lotus headquarters.
Key areas where Lotus Exclusive can provide customisation and personalisation:
As the starting point for personalisation, the colour of any Lotus is an important decision. Lotus Exclusive offers a range of heritage and race themed body colours to provide a modern finish to all its cars. These colours include Essex Blue, used first on the Essex Commemorative Esprit Turbo of 1980 and corresponding F1 cars in 1980 and 1981 and Motorsport Black, which debuted on the limited edition Sport Exige 240R, a car which introduced supercharging to road cars in 2005.
In addition to the headline colours, Lotus Exclusive provides customers with a colour matching service to personalise a body colour in matt, gloss, metallic or pearlescent, providing a vast palette of possible body colours.
Highlighting key components, such as door mirrors, sills, wings or spoilers, body work decals can be chosen in white, yellow, red or black colours. Race Stripes, again in the four key gloss colours are available in three styles (twin, single or asymmetric) and add a competition feel to any sports car.
The roof panel and mirror caps can be given larger graphics with national flags, including the Union Jack, giving an iconic look to the car.
All cars interiors are skilfully hand sewn at the headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk. Five suggested leather colours and four stitch colours available on all models.
Exclusive is available on all Lotus cars including the new 3-Eleven, the latest road and race car from Lotus, which will include a full range of performance options making it truly made to measure. Lotus Exclusive is available for all Lotus customers in Europe through the Lotus dealer network, with expansion into other regions later in 2016.
The Exclusive brochure can be downloaded here: http://www.lotuscars.com/exclusive.