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- The Evora will be offered either as a true two-seater or in a 2+2 arrangement. Lotus has
- indicated that the rear seats are only suitable for children.
- Power will come from a Toyota sourced 3.5-liter V-6 with variable valve timing, tuned to
- produce 276 horsepower and 252 lb-ft of torque, and Lotus specs the car at 0-to-60-mph
- in less than five seconds and a top speed near 160 mph.
- The Evora employs typical Lotus aerodynamics to keep the car planted at high speeds,
- including a rear diffuser and spoiler. The Evora rides on Bilstein shocks and Eibach
- springs, so performance and handling should still be superb.
- Inside there more creature comforts and features than in the Exige and Elise:
- air conditioning, leather seating, a tire-pressure monitoring system, a backup camera,
- cool blue LED lighting, and a remote garage-door opener.
- The car will be equped with an Alpine audio and navigation system with
- satellite radio, iPod, and Bluetooth connectivity, and a clever audio equalizer.
The Evora even has a
that’s designed to fit
a set of golf clubs.
Lotus rounds out the
features list with
anti-lock brakes and
traction and stability
control. Lotus says it
will be another six
months before the
- Evora is available for test drives. The Evora will go on sale in spring 2009, starting in Europe, with
- only 2000 to be built per year unless demand warrants adding a second shift at the Hethel,
- England, plant. We expect them later in 2009 as 2010 models. We are now accepting deposits.