The engine is the same 3.5-litre supercharged V6 from the Evora S, with 345bhp and 295lb/ft of torque. That gets this Lotus – whether it’s the coupe or roadster – to 62mph in 3.8 seconds (the same as a £110,000 Porsche 911 Turbo) and even more astonishingly, the coupe from zero to 100mph in 8.5 seconds. A selector knob offers ‘Touring’, ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings to tailor the driving experience to your situation and skill levels. ‘Touring’ quietens the exhaust and does its upmost to keep the car safe and stable, even if you bury the throttle in a wet bend. ‘Sport’ is described by Lotus as the ‘fun’ setting. It opens a valve in the exhaust, makes the engine more responsive and allows for more oversteer before it will intervene. ‘Race’ is contrary to what you might expect. Rather than making the car even wilder, it uses an advanced new development of stability control co-developed with Bosch to learn the grip of the track or road you are driving on and provide maximum traction. It’s quite uncanny and allows even Lotus’ own pro drivers to lap a circuit faster than they can without it selected. Steer through the corner, hit the apex, nail the throttle and even on a wet or greasy track it will find every ounce of grip and fire you down the next straight.