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Lotus Evora

1,383#160;kg

Development [ edit ]

Lotus clay model.

Evora is the product of a five-year plan in 2006 to expand the Lotus [ 2 ] beyond its current track-specialized with the aim of making Evora a of a more practical road car would appeal to the mainstream. [ 8 ] As it is a larger car than recent models Elise and its derivatives Europa S. etc.), with an weight of 1,383#160;kg (3,049#160;lb).

It is currently the only Lotus with a 2+2 configuration, although it has announced that it will be offered in a two-seater configuration, to as the Plus Zero option. [ 1 ] It is the only 2+2 mid engined coupé on The interior is larger to allow persons to fit, such as CEO Mike Kimberley, [ 1 ] and two 6’5 tall people. [ 9 ]

The cooled [ 10 ] behind the engine is large to fit a set of golf clubs. although Design Head Russell denies that this was [ 1 ] Lotus intends Evora to with different market including the Porsche Cayman. [ 2 ]

Name [ edit ]

The name keeps the Lotus tradition of model names with an E. The is derived from the words vogue, and aura. [ 11 ] Other considered were Eagle. and Ethos ; Exira was rejected as it was not good enough and the other two it would be difficult for Lotus to them as a trademark. [ 2 ] The name sounds similar to Évora. is the name of a Portuguese city and World Heritage Site. in .

Production [ edit ]

Sales expected to start in summer [ 12 ] The sales target is 2000 per year, with prices £45,000 and just over [ 1 ] and in America from the beginning of [ 13 ]

Awards [ edit ]

Britain’s Best Driver’s Car Autocar [ 14 ]

Car of the Year 2009, Evo

Lotus Evora

Performance car of the Year 2009, Car [ citation needed ]

Reviews [ ]

The car was reviewed by Jeremy Clarkson on the show Top Gear . Overall his was positive: he was very happy the performance, handling and comfort. He was impressed with the ride even after driving it a field saying Here, the is taking the knocks, not me. and described the car as the car I’ve ever driven, which is a … … dog and an old However, he considered the rear to have not enough legroom, the felt tiny and the satellite was sub-optimal. [ 15 ]

Motorsport [ edit ]

During the Geneva motor show, announced the Evora enduro GT as a follow up to the Type 124 and GT4 race Lotus is aiming for this car to into the GT3 category by Mid-2011, a 444#160;bhp Toyota supplied V8.

Lotus entered two Evoras at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. which run by the Jetalliance Racing team. overheating issues during and qualifying, car no.65 finished overall, completing 295 laps, car no.64 retired after 126

In 2012, Jetalliance Racing to negotiate a deal to run the cars in instead, Alex Job Racing to run a GTE in the American Le Mans Series .

Evora S and the Carabinieri [ edit ]

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