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  Lotus Europa S
2006 - 2010
Lotus Europa S
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Lotus Europa S Lotus Europa S Lotus Europa S

Metric   Imperial
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 2 Seat
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details Turbo 4 cyl
122 in3 
Max Power
197 bhp @5400rpm 
Max Torque
200 lb/ft @4200rpm 
Power to Weight
201 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
204 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 99 bhp/litre 
Bore x Stroke
Fuel Cons
30 mpg 
Emissions 220 g/Km Co2 
Top Speed
143 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
5.5 sec 
0 - 100 mph
13.8 sec 
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
60 - 0 mph
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
153.5 in 
67.5 in 
47.2 in 
2194 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) 5.5 X 17
7.5 X 17 
Tyres (F/R) 175/55 R17
225/45 R17 
Fuel Capacity
9.8 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £n/a
Used Price £20000 - £20000

The all new Europa is aimed at the Lotus customer who wants the driving thrills of an Elise but with a few more concessions to practicality and creature comforts. With this in mind, it is the Elise itself that provides the Europa's base building blocks, coupled with the 2.0L turbo engine from the Vauxhall VX220. Practicality is addressed by an increase in headroom for easier access, along with a bigger boot.

Unfortunately, the Europa doesn't really fulfil it's brief. It lacks the involvement of the Elise and isn't up to the standards of rivals Audi and Porsche when it comes to GT comfort. Nevertheless, in isolation, it is still an admirable sports car.

Production ceased in 2010.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/ (x1000)
69% 66% 10% 10
Ranks 424 of 771 Ranks 501 of 771 Ranks 127 of 771 Ranks 180 of 771

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