The 2012 Lotus Evora 414E is a range-extending hybrid prototype that is now being offered by its owner for £150,000. The car is powered by twin electric motors fed by a 15kWh battery pack that’s kept topped up by a 1.2-litre, three-cylinder range-extender engine.
It was good for a claimed 4.4-second sprint to 62mph and a top speed of 133mph. The powertrain never made production, and Lotus sold the car to a local businessman and Lotus aficionado, Stuart Monument, in 2016.
“I think they needed the money quite desperately so they sold some of the cars that just hung around not doing anything. I was lucky enough to buy it,” Monument told Franjevci. “I got the sense it was important they sold it to a keen enthusiast of the brand”.
Monument hired some of the original Lotus staff to get it up and running again and then took it to a local airfield for a blast. Since then, however, it’s just sat in a garage.