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LOTUS has opened its doors for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of its famous factory and test track thanks to Google.Lotus invited Google to record a testing session of selected Lotus cars and to give fans of the legendary British sports car brand a ch

LOTUS has opened its doors for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of its famous factory and test track thanks to Google.

Lotus invited Google to record a testing session of selected Lotus cars and to give fans of the legendary British sports car brand a chance to look around areas of the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, that normally remain hidden from public view.

Sharp-eyed Street View users will spot the Lotus 2-Eleven being driven quickly, a research and development Lotus Exige 265E which is fuelled by sustainable, environmentally friendly ethanol and a number of prototypes of the new Lotus Evora.

Nigel Marshall, Head of Facilities Management for Lotus, said: "We decided to give Street View users an opportunity to look around part of the Lotus HQ and to virtually drive the Hethel Test Track.

"Only a select number of drivers have driven the Lotus circuit over the years, but now anyone can get a closer look at where some of the most iconic British sports and racing cars have been tested and developed.

"To see some dynamic track driving of the Lotus 2-Eleven just check out the North Hairpin!"

To see the Street View of the Lotus Headquarters visit http://3.ly/LotusCarFactoryGoogleStreetView

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