Lotus Evora possesses a purity the Porsche Cayman can only imagine – NY Daily News

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Lotus Evora

possesses a the Porsche Cayman can only


The bse Evora and its supercharged S model an alternative for those looking for a ride.

If you happen to be a fan of Formula One you see the black and gold Lotus every weekend emblazoned their two car team. But what is exactly?

Much like a scale Ferrari, Lotus is a Formula One research laboratory makes passenger cars for The calling card of Group is chassis and suspension development. like Ferrari, engine albeit on a smaller scale, is a focus.

Acting as an engineering consultancy, has helped to develop the suspension for as diverse as Isuzu, DeLorean, the Roadster, and Aston-Martin. Lotus also helped develop EcoTec line of engines, as as the V8 that powered early of the Corvette ZR-1.

Do you fancy Lotus’ styling, development, and suspension know how with Japanese reliability? If you to be different, Lotus sells Toyota powered Evora at a relatively modest $66,800.

The to be different is to say that the Evora is not for who can afford a sports car in this range. There are more rivals to be had from firms much larger dealer such as the Cayman from and the Corvette from Chevrolet, as as more practical excitement in the of M Series BMWs or S badged models.

Lotus Evora

Drivers comparing the Evora S to the Cayman R may find the Lotus a bit in terms of technological touches.

if you are more go than show as a the Evora should be on your list if you live a reasonable from a Lotus dealer. And if you are the you imagine yourself to be, you’ll the standard model and lock eyes upon an Evora S, the denoting supercharged.

What is being supercharged is a tuned Toyota 3.5L V6 in the middle of the chassis, between the to useless rear seat/shelf and the trunk. Though the normally engine makes a wholly 276 BHP and 258 ft.-lbs. of torque, the Harrop uncorks the magic of the car with its 345 BHP and 295 of torque. The zero to 60 time from 4.8 to 4.4 seconds.

The top speed leaps from 163 to 178 EPA combined fuel efficiency from 30 mpg to 29. Unfortunately, the base jumps over $10,000 to a of $77,100 before options.

you step up to the Evora S, the only competitor the car has is the Porsche Cayman R. The then becomes one of your or distaste, for playing it safe. The capitalized Porsche offers a more sophisticated gearbox paddle shifting if you want it, a slip differential, and other touches the Evora S lacks.

However, Lotus has thrown everything they know the Evora while Porsche hobbles the Cayman so as to not cannibalize 911 The Evora, in both of its forms, a purity of purpose the Cayman is not to have.

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