Future Classic: The Lotus Evora

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Consensus seems that the ride and the dynamics are perfect: but if anything the chassis could handle another hundred horses. There have been a few gripes about interior trim and ergonomics, but that doesn’t alter the success of the design. Think about it: it’s a bold format – a genuine 2+2 squeezed into the frame that recalls clearly Lotus’s track day stars.

It’s about time the company made cars for people with a modicum of responsibility in their lives. All in all we think that the combination of audacious styling, clever interior design and the spectacular handling amounts to something that sets the tone for the second decade of the 21st century. And it doesn’t get more classic than that.






Evora Fact File:
Engine
Mid-engine, transverse-mounted, V-6 with 276HP @ 6400 rpm and 252 lb. ft. @ 4700 rpm
Performance
0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) Sub 5 seconds
Top Speed Approx. 160 mph
Coefficient of Drag 0.33
Chassis
Modular lightweight bonded aluminium structure. Overall vehicle curb weight just 2976 lbs.
Gear Box
6-speed manual or paddle-shiftable automatic available shortly after launch
Seating
2+2 adjustable Recaro Leather sport seats (front)
Leather seats with ISOFIX (rear)
Steering
Hydraulically assisted power steering
Integrated Central Electronics
Alpine Multi media system, 7” touch screen Sat Nav, DVD, Blue Tooth, Ipod Connectivity
Storage/Trunk
5.7 cubic foot trunk, remote release glove box, storage bins and integrated cup holders
Suspension System
Forged aluminium wishbone suspension and Bilstein high performance dampers
Wheels/Tyres
18” Alloys Front [225/40 ZR18]
19” Alloys Back [225/35 ZR19]
Transmission
6 Speed Manual
Emissions
<225 g/km
Fuel Economy >30 mpg (combined cycle)

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