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LOTUS DRIVING ACADEMY Just as Lotus is entering an exciting new era, the Lotus Driving Academy has been developed to cater for any car enthusiast including the Lotus driver of today and tomorrow. You can explore the Lotus range under the guidance of our professional instructors, honing your skills behind the wheel and maximizing your driving enjoyment. And if a road-legal car is too tame to quench your need for speed, get to grips with the exhilarating Evora GT4 – as driven by our famous works drivers – for the ultimate introduction to what being a Lotus racer is all about. Group and 1:1 personal tuition are available across our premium models, and we welcome drivers of all levels of experience.


LOTUS LICENCE The Lotus Licence is a driver development program designed to give everyone the amazing opportunity to experience the feel of Lotus vehicle dynamics together with the Formula 1TM heritage we pride ourselves on. It’s truly a unique and exciting driver training series. This newly introduced program is aimed at providing both practical and theoretical tuition which is now structured in such a way that you can discover the Lotus Experience through three levels of competency. Formerly known as the Bronze, Silver and Gold licence attainments, the Lotus Driving Academy is excited to offer special training days that will allow everyone to progress through the accreditation levels ranging from the more basic introductory package into the consistently more challenging levels that advance to the Lotus racing driver option. The sensational Lotus Evora S sets the perfect stage for the latest edition to the Lotus Licence Level 1, 2 and 3. Because Lotus has been breeding world class drivers for more than a quarter of a century and has countless years of vehicle development alongside this, this is naturally the ideal way to maximise your true driving potential. Every Lotus Driving Academy graduate who has successfully completed all three levels of the Lotus licence program can discover what it’s like to be a real Lotus racing driver with the amazing Evora GT4 racing car (normally available only for National A, National B and International FIA C Licence holders). This is the elite Lotus Driving Academy package that focuses more specifically on the necessary skills and knowledge needed to be a competitive race driver. By promoting technically correct driving through effective driver development, the Lotus Licence results in a safer and naturally more pleasurable driving experience, regardless of whether you own a Lotus or not. All the Lotus Driving Academy sports cars are supplied and prepared by Lotus at the Hungaroring Formula 1TM track, where you can follow the driving lines of successful Formula 1TM legends like Nigel Mansell and Ayrton Senna.

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Considered one of the world’s most rewarding sportscars, the Lotus Evora S is a powerful and lightweight supercharged V6 sports car that has been fine-tuned by Lotus’ legendary chassis engineers to make it millimetre precise, fighter-jet responsive, and hugely exhilarating. As part of the Lotus Driving Academy fleet, the Evora offers two different driver training packages that are vastly contrasting. The main difference between the Evora S courses and the Evora GT4 programme is primarily on one being tailored more for the onthe-road Lotus enthusiast who wants to sample the maximum from themselves and a premium model, while the other is a full-on race car experience. Both are massively rewarding, eye-opening, and loads of fun!


EVORA LEVEL 1 Level 1 (formerly the Bronze license) introduces you to Lotus’ rich heritage, giving expert insight into the philosophies that created the blueprint for Lotus vehicle design from the 1950s through to the 21st century, and our hand-built yet state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. For the first time, participants put theory into practice, learning the vital principles of safe, controlled driving in a variety of road conditions. An experienced instructor conducts the practical module of this training on a closed Formula 1™ circuit, where the main objectives are to improve braking, cornering and consistency.

YOUR DAY INCLUDES • Introduction to the day and the team • Insight into driving technique • Lunch • Safety and circuit briefing • 3 driving sessions with a Lotus instructor • Demonstration laps by Lotus instructors • Debrief with instructor and presentation

LOTUS EVORA S Layout: 2+2 mid-engined, rear wheel drive Max power: 345hp (257kw) at 7000rpm Max torque: 295lbft (400nm) at 4500rpm Weight: 1437kg 0-60mph (0-100kph): 4.6 seconds

LOCATION Hungaroring Formula 1TM track full track

DURATION From 8am to 5pm approx

€ 799

PARTICIPANTS Prices include VAT at 25%

Maximum 16 people lotusdrivingacademy.com


EVORA LEVEL 2 Level 2 (formerly the Silver license) focuses on the development of your car control skills in order to further improve your personal driving style. Having successfully attained your Level 1 grade, one of our highly trained Lotus instructors will take you through a variety of driving activities in the Evora S, teaching you to get the most out of the car and yourself in differing, often challenging track conditions at the Hungaroring Formula 1™ track. After enjoying lunch with other group members, the introductory skills you’ve learned are incorporated along with the latest vehicle control techniques as demonstrated by our staff. Once again, the Evora S provides a thrilling and familiar tool for this second stage of driver development.

YOUR DAY INCLUDES • Introduction to the day and the team • Oversteer and understeer activity • Staggered gate slalom course • Braking disciplines

LOTUS EVORA S Layout: 2+2 mid-engined, rear wheel drive Max power: 345hp (257kw) at 7000rpm Max torque: 295lbft (400nm) at 4500rpm Weight: 1437kg 0-60mph (0-100kph): 4.6 seconds

LOCATION

• Lunch • Introduction to the theory of vehicle dynamics and tyre grip

Hungaroring Formula 1TM track full track

• 3 driving sessions with a Lotus instructor • Demonstration laps by Lotus instructors • Debrief with instructor and presentation

€ 999

DURATION From 8am to 5pm approx

PARTICIPANTS Prices include VAT at 25%

Maximum 12 people

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EVORA LEVEL 3 Level 3 (formerly the Gold license) is primarily aimed at further enhancing your driving skills through a greater understanding of the way the car behaves when oversteering and understeering, as well as braking, turn in, and exiting, taking your car control to a higher level. The complete day’s training, utilizing the Lotus Evora S at the Hungaroring Formula 1TM track, involves more advanced activities that will really push you to the maximum limit. As the third stage of the Lotus Driving Academy programme, drivers are again encouraged to incorporate previous Lotus License course skills for ongoing development.

YOUR DAY INCLUDES • Introduction to the day and the team • Giant staggered gate slalom incorporated with heel and toe • Power slide • Trail braking • Oversteer and understeer • Lunch • 4 driving sessions with a Lotus instructor • Demonstration laps by Lotus instructors • Debrief with instructor and presentation

€ 1,199

LOTUS EVORA S Layout: 2+2 mid-engined, rear wheel drive Max power: 345hp (257kw) at 7000rpm Max torque: 295lbft (400nm) at 4500rpm Weight: 1437kg 0-60mph (0-100kph): 4.6 seconds

LOCATION Hungaroring Formula 1TM track full track

DURATION From 8am to 5pm approx

PARTICIPANTS Prices include VAT at 25%

Maximum 12 people

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EVORA LEVEL GT4 This is a very exclusive and unique opportunity for those who are passionate about motorsport and want to experience how it feels to be just like a real Lotus racing driver. Getting behind the wheel of an actual GT racing car equipped with paddle shift gears will give the ultimate driving sensation for anyone who dreams to race. For others, it’s the next step in their preparation for a future racing career where the Lotus instructors (who are also race drivers) focus specifically on the individual needs of each participant to optimize their natural progression throughout the programme. Using the incredible resources of Lotus Motorsport, this is the top tier of the LDA Lotus License where expert tuition and race team knowledge enables you to gain an immediate impression of what is expected as a professional racing driver. With mandatory theory tution, participants can therefore concentrate more on the laps for practice relative to race distances, learning more in detail about the correct racing lines and cornering techniques, the braking points, etcetera, which are all necessary to have a superior competitive edge. Equipped with important race apparel - helmet, fireproof gloves and overalls - each one of our GT4 drivers will look and feel the part in this most memorable Lotus driving experience. Please note that participants in the Evora GT4 driver development program must hold a National A, National B, International FIA C racing license, or have successfully completed the Lotus License previously.

YOUR DAY INCLUDES • Introduction to the Lotus GT4 racing car and the team • Aspects of the circuit for racing - race lines, analyses and debrief • Insight into vehicle dynamics and suspension development • 4 driving sessions with a Lotus instructor

€ 3,599

LOTUS EVORA GT4 Layout: 2+2 transverse mid-engined, rear wheel drive Max power: 354hp (257.5kw) at 6500rpm Max torque: 328lbft (400nm) at 5500rpm Weight: 1190kg dry 0-60mph (0-100kph): 4.6 seconds Gearbox: Sequential 6-speed Gearshift: Paddle shift Clutch: Twin plate sintered clutch

Prices include VAT at 25%

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CORPORATE EVENTS Imagine how impressed your business partners will be when you invite them to an exclusive actionpacked Lotus Corporate Day to Budapest - one of the most beautiful cities in Europe! Whether it‘s to build upon present and future relationships, make your best customers an offer they can‘t refuse, or simply spoil someone special with the ultimate day out; Lotus will provide an experience that will be glowingly talked about for years to come.It‘s the ultimate corporate package that can be tailored to suit your individual requirements, enhancing your important marketing campaigns, product launches, and more.The Lotus Driving Academy can offer a combination of options for your Corporate Day. This ranges from the basic driving introductory Level 1 to the advanced Evora S program or an unforgettable passenger ride in the Evora GT4 racing car.

POSSIBLE ACTIVITIES • Drive one of our superb Lotus sports cars • Staggered gate slalom course • Braking activities to improve safety skills • Master the heel and toe technique • Oversteer and understeer • Driving sessions with a Lotus instructor • Demonstration laps by Lotus instructors • Evora GT4 race taxi (hot laps next to pro-driver) • Debrief with instructor and presentation

€ POA

LOTUS EVORA S Layout: 2+2 mid-engined, rear wheel drive Max power: 345hp (257kw) at 7000rpm Max torque: 295lbft (400nm) at 4500rpm Weight: 1437kg 0-60mph (0-100kph): 4.6 seconds

LOTUS EVORA GT4 Layout: 2+2 transverse mid-engined, rear wheel drive Max power: 354hp (257.5kw) at 6500rpm Max torque: 328lbft (400nm) at 5500rpm Weight: 1190kg dry 0-60mph (0-100kph): 4.6 seconds Gearbox: Sequential 6-speed Gearshift: Paddle shift Clutch: Twin plate sintered clutch

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LOTUS DRIVING ACADEMY Lotus Driving Academy GmbH Hofhaymer Allee 40 5020 Salzburg Austria +43 (0) 662 821210 budapest@lotusdrivingacademy.com


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