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Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora Lotus Evora

Metric   Imperial
Class Sportscar
Body 2 Door 2+2 Seat
Layout Mid Engine
Rear Drive
Transmission 6 Speed Manual
Number Built  
Type Conventional
Details V6
211 in3 
Max Power
276 bhp @6400rpm 
Max Torque
258 lb/ft @4700rpm 
Power to Weight
203 bhp/ton 
Torque to Weight
190 lbft/ton 
Specific Output 80 bhp/litre 
Compression 10.0:1 
Bore x Stroke
3.70 x 3.27 in 
Fuel Cons
30 mpg 
Emissions 217 g/Km Co2 
Top Speed
162 mph 
0 - 30 mph
0 - 60 mph
4.9 sec 
0 - 100 mph
0 - 124 mph
0 - 186 mph
30 - 70 mph
Standing qtr Mile
60 - 0 mph
100 ft 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
170.9 in 
72.8 in 
48.1 in 
3047 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) ? X 18
? X 19 
Tyres (F/R) 225/40 ZR18
255/35 ZR19 
Fuel Capacity
13.3 gal 
Pricing (2016)
New Price £53000
Used Price £30000 - £30000

Following the phenomenal success of the Elise, Lotus have long needed a new model to reinvigorate their image in a crowded sports coupe arena and perhaps to take the marque into a higher market sector. The disappointing Europa didn't fit the bill so expectations were high for the 2009 Evora. Lotus delivered!

The Evora shows us that, for many, a drivers car is not all about huge performance figures (276bhp and a 5 sec 0-60mph are modest by todayís standards) but about accessible, enjoyable handling, with which the Evora sets a huge new benchmark. Indeed, itís track times belie itís performance figures, embarrassing far more expensive supercars with its blend of cornering grip and steering feel.

While it still may not have the rock solid quality of a Cayman, the Evora is now a seriously desirable contender in the £40k sports coupe sector.

Overall Rating Money No Object Bargain Rating BHP/£ (x1000)
74% 73% 8% 7
Ranks 218 of 771 Ranks 279 of 771 Ranks 159 of 771 Ranks 248 of 771

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