スター誕生とr .., スター誕生とr .. 1995 Frankfurt Motor Show, was named after Artioli by her grandfather Roman, who was chairman of the British automaker at the time. Lotus has a tradition of naming its vehicles with words that start with E, like the Esprit and Elan.
The young Artoli even played a role in its reveal, sitting in it as they removed the cover during its presentation when she was just two and a half years old.
彼女は言った Car Magazine that she’d reached out to Lotus in 2019 when she heard a rumor the car would be going out of production and asked if she could buy the final one, which she ordered as a Sport 240 model finished in Championship Gold.
That makes two she has in her garage in Italy, as she still owns the silver one her grandfather gave to her when she was four.
The Elise was sold in the U.S. から 2005 に 2011 and Lotus produced just over 35,000 during its production run from 1996 に 2021. It built one more after Artioli’s that will remain in the company’s museum.
The automaker plans to replace it with an all-electric model in the coming years.