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Lotus welcomes Royal visitor for informal visit

PUBLISHED: 15:42 06 September 2019 | UPDATED: 15:42 06 September 2019

(left to right) Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent, Earl of Wessex, Countess of Wessex, Prince of Wales, Duke of York (obscured), the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II, Duchess of Sussex, Duke of Sussex, Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, Duke of Gloucester, Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra on the balcony at Buckingham Palace where they watched a Royal Air Force flypast over central London to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force. Picture: PA Archive/PA Images

(left to right) Prince Michael of Kent, Princess Michael of Kent, Earl of Wessex, Countess of Wessex, Prince of Wales, Duke of York (obscured), the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth II, Duchess of Sussex, Duke of Sussex, Duke of Cambridge and Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence, Duke of Gloucester, Duchess of Gloucester, Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra on the balcony at Buckingham Palace where they watched a Royal Air Force flypast over central London to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force. Picture: PA Archive/PA Images

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Lotus has welcomed royalty to their supercar manufacturing site in Norfolk.

Prince Michael was given a briefing on the new Lotus Evija. Picture: TIM SCOTT FLUID IMAGESPrince Michael was given a briefing on the new Lotus Evija. Picture: TIM SCOTT FLUID IMAGES

Prince Michael of Kent made the informal visit to the headquarters at Hethel yesterday.

During the informal visit the royal visitor met Lotus chief executive Phil Popham and design director Russell Carr.

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The VIP received a briefing on the new Lotus Evija which included viewing the original Evija full-scale design interior and exterior models.

HRH Prince Michael of Kent with Lotus chief executive Phil Popham. Picture:  TIM SCOTT FLUID IMAGESHRH Prince Michael of Kent with Lotus chief executive Phil Popham. Picture: TIM SCOTT FLUID IMAGES

The Lotus Evija will be manufactured in a new assembly facility at Hethel and is due to enter production in 2020.

The Evija is the brand's first electric hypercar, and can do zero to 180mph in less than nine seconds.

Only 130 of the exclusive models will be produced.

The production model is currently doing a world tour ahead of manufacturing, and is currently on show in Japan.

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