When Norwich Town introduced Lotus as its primary sponsor many stated it was a match manufactured in heaven.
Nonetheless, it seems the two organisations might be extra in sync than everyone imagined.
These two photos show just how substantially in common the two Norfolk powerhouses have in frequent.
One particular exhibits Norwich City’s new away strip, a modern black quantity with trendy neon turquoise piping.
And the other reveals the new Lotus Evija supercar – a sleek black range with fashionable neon turquoise piping.
Whilst this could simply have been a carefully marketed collaboration involving the Canaries and the club’s major spouse, it is basically a pure coincidence.
The adjust strip has presently demonstrated a huge strike with Town admirers, with all male grownup replicas of the shirt wholly bought out on the club’s web site.
But the style, the 1st away kit released by new supplier Joma, is not a homage to its 4-wheeled lookalike.
And also, the bodywork of the automobile was not carried out to reflect the package design.
Sources at the Hethel-primarily based motoring firm have verified that the similarities were being purely a delighted coincidence.
The colour plan was used to the vehicle in the early Spring, months right before the package introduced – and right before the sponsorship deal was nailed down.
As a substitute, it was made by Top rated Gear journal as aspect of its 2021 awards version, which noticed the design named ‘one to watch’ by the publication.
And in describing its drive, the magazine wrote: “The entire body panels are wrapped in a Tron-design and style livery of Prime Gear’s have structure.”
Similarly, the club designed no reference to the supercar in its assertion describing the layout when it was released.
It is not, nevertheless, the initially time Norwich City shirts have experienced hanging resemblances to Lotus motor vehicles.
On these occasions although, it pretty substantially was intentional.
When Lotus 1st partnered up with the Canaries, for the 2003/04 year, kit maker at the time Xara intentionally decked the club’s absent kit in British racing green – a homage to the traditional Lotus racing colours.
And the adhering to time the shirt had black stripes influenced by tyre tracks.