The fomer F1 star described the car as “exceptional” and said he was a “big fan” of the vehicle. Mr Button said the car gave him “great confidence” from the outset as he did 30 laps of the Hethel test track.
The model’s engine is designed in union with AMG and will deliver up to 360bhp.
Alongside this, Lotus has promised the Emira will be the only car in its class to generate significant levels of downforce.
This will ensure “outstanding performance” and “exceptional grip” at all speeds when on the road.
Button said: “The Lotus purists will love it, and the thing that people new to Lotus will love is the premium quality of the interior.
Author: Luke Chillingsworth
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