Lotus Evora

 lotus evora

EVORA COUPE - 3.5 V6 GT410 Sport 2dr



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£85,900 

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Lotus has improved its Evora sportscar in a bid to unsettle the big players in the sports coupe market. Jonathan Crouch reports.


Make
Derivative
Fuel
Total Price
EVORA COUPE
3.5 V6 GT410 Sport 2dr
PETROL
£85,900.00
EVORA COUPE
3.5 V6 GT410 Sport 2dr IPS
PETROL
£87,900.00
EVORA COUPE
3.5 V6 +2 GT410 Sport 2dr
PETROL
£91,400.00
EVORA COUPE
3.5 V6 +2 GT410 Sport 2dr IPS
PETROL
£93,400.00

Preview

There are plenty of car manufacturers that would kill for a little bit of what Lotus has got. The Norfolk-based manufacturer oozes credibility with its single-minded sportscars beloved of enthusiasts and its fifty-year philosophy of performance through light weight looking ever more prophetic in the era of spiralling fuel costs and environmental pressures. Realising this undoubted potential has been the problem for Lotus but we could be seeing the beginnings of a more concerted effort to challenge the big players in the performance car market with this model, the Evora.

Ten Second Review

Lotus has always been able to do driving enjoyment as well as anybody, but the rest of the package sometimes leaves a little to be desired. The Evora represents the British firm's attempt to break into the mainstream sports coupe market where quality and image are as important as handling and performance. In recent years, this model has struggled with that brief, but this revised range looks to offer a much stronger proposition. Should the likes of Porsche and Audi be concerned?

ABOUT THE CAR

Take a look at the standard options on this car and the technical specifications
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)
225
CO2 (g/km)
239
Standard Euro Emissions
EURO 6
Noise Level dB(A)
75
CO
0.387
HC
0.048
NOx
0.021
HC+NOx
0.069
Engine and Drive Train
Engine Code
2GR
Cylinders - Bore (mm)
94
Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
83
CC
3456
Cylinders
6
Cylinder Layout
V6
Number of Valves
24
Camshaft
QUAD CAM
Fuel Delivery
MULTI POINT FUEL INJECTION
Catalytic Convertor
True
Engine Layout
MID ENGINE TRANSVERSE
Compression Ratio
10.8:1
Transmission
MANUAL
Gears
6 SPEED
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
True
EC Urban (mpg)
20.6
EC Extra Urban (mpg)
35.3
EC Combined (mpg)
28
WLTP - MPG - Low
16.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium
26.4
WLTP - MPG - High
31
WLTP - MPG - Extra High
29.7
WLTP - MPG - Comb
26.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
16.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
10.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
9.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
9.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
10.6
General
Generation Mark
1
Service Interval Mileage
9000
Service Interval Frequency - Months
12
Badge Power
410
Badge Engine CC
3.5
Vehicle Homologation Class
M1
Safety Concerns?
False
Special Edition
False
Special Order
False
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
50U
Coin Series
Sport 410
Coin Description
V6
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
2
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
24000
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
2
Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
8
Performance
Engine Power - KW
306
Engine Power - RPM
7000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT
302
Engine Torque - NM
410
Engine Torque - RPM
3500
0 to 62 mph (secs)
4.2
Top Speed
186
Engine Power - BHP
416
Engine Power - PS
True
0 to 60 mph (secs)
False
Engine Torque - MKG
41.8
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle
NEDC Correlated
Tyres
Alloys?
True
Space Saver?
False
Wheel Style
10 SPOKE
Tyre Size Front
235/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear
285/30 R20
Wheel Type
19" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Width (including mirrors)
1972
Height
1240
Length
4394
Width
1845
Wheelbase
2575
Weight and Capacities
Minimum Kerbweight
1325
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
60
No. of Seats
2
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
10.3
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Background

The Evora's debut at the 2008 British International Motorshow came a full thirteen years after Lotus unveiled its previous all new car. The iconic Elise spawned Exige, Europa and 2Eleven models in the intervening years that shared the same basic underpinnings but the Evora is original from the ground up. It's a highly significant car also because it sets out to broaden the appeal of the Lotus brand. With its upmarket interior and 2+2 layout, the Evora is targeting the customers who would otherwise have turned to leading sports coupes like the Porsche Cayman and the Audi TTS. It's a very different market from the track day regulars and driving enthusiasts who would opt for the hardcore Elise or harder-core Exige. Has the Evora got the right stuff?

Driving Experience

Like the Elise, the Evora relies on Toyota for the contents of its engine bay but unlike the zingy 1.8-litre VVT-i engine in the impish roadster, the Evora's engine is a 3.5-litre V6 that has previously seen service in the Lexus RX350 luxury 4x4. It's not the kind of powerplant you'd instantly associate with Lotus but this unit has in recent times been thoroughly revised to give it the edge that Evora customers will be looking for. It's available in three states of tune with a choice of 400, 410 or 430bhp outputs from the three models available, the Evora 400, the Evora Sport 410 and the Evora GT430. Even the entry-level version makes 60mph from rest in just 4.1s, while the 'Sport 410' derivative improves that to 3.9s. The flagship Evora GT430' is the brand's most powerful and accomplished road car to date, dispatching 60mph in just 3.7s en route to 190mph. Cornering is even more astonishing, thanks to up to 250kg of downforce generated through advanced aerodynamics. This being a Lotus, you can expect a finely honed chassis with real agility, Lotus having benchmarked its own Elise as the standard for the car's handling dynamics. The braking and suspension systems draw on the know-how of some of the biggest names in motorsport, with the Bosch brakes using four-pot callipers from AP Racing, the suspension springs supplied by Eibach and dampers from Bilstein. The Evora rides on purpose-designed Yokohama tyres and Bosch was also involved in the creation of special ABS and traction control systems that allow the Evora's performance capabilities to shine through without intervening too early.
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