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Each jacket will be custom tailored for each customer and, as you'd expect, will be crafted from sporty lightweight materials.

25 Oct 2021 | International News : U.K.

Lotus has collaborated with globally renowned Savile Row tailor Norton & Sons to create a unique lightweight luxury driving jacket.

Only available to customers of the Lotus Evija, the jacket's classic design is said to draw from the core values and DNA inherent in every product that both Lotus and Norton & Sons create - performance-oriented, lightweight contemporary design, advanced technical materials and sporting durability.

Each customer will be measured and fitted and a unique pattern for their driving jacket will be drafted by hand by Norton & Sons
The jacket is made from a superfine lightweight water-resistant merino wool/nylon technical textile manufactured in Italy by Loro Piana, and features state-of-the-art Cobrax and Riri hardware.

The overall shape echoes that of Team Lotus pitlane jackets of the early 1970s, seen at the racetracks of the world and worn by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and iconic motorsport heroes of the era including Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti.

The shape of the front pocket outlined with twin red stitching is drawn from the striking design of the Lotus Evija's ribbon-shaped taillight. Detailing on the nape of the neck, both inside and outside the jacket, repeats that motif and features a golden number 16 - the Savile Row address of the Norton & Sons' shop. Other tributes to Lotus heritage include three underarm ventilation eyelets inspired by the Lotus Elan 1600 triple tail light design.

The technical eyelet knit lining is breathable, perforated to reduce weight and includes a pocket perfectly sized to take the Lotus Evija key. There is also a unique label celebrating the collaboration; it features the Norton & Sons wordmark, the Lotus roundel and strapline 'For The Drivers', and a new silhouette of the Lotus Evija hypercar penned by Anthony Bushell, the car's lead exterior designer.

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