Powered by a Lotus tuned 3.5l V6 engine producing 280 horsepower, and weighing just 1350 kg, the Evora sprints from zero to 100 km/h in just over 5 seconds and can reach a top speed of over 260 km/hour. Even so, the sports car has an Official European Combined Cycle fuel consumption of 8.7l/100km. Evora is not, however, mother Earth's best friend. It releases 205g/km of CO2 into the atmosphere, a sign that the manufacturer didn't cut corners in developing the new car.
Evora’s chassis is a low investment cost evolution of the Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) from the Lotus APX concept vehicle previously showcased at the Geneva Auto Show. The low volume VVA has been designed for scalability so that it can be extended in width, length and height. The strength and stiffness of the chassis can be modified by varying the wall thickness of the extrusions, without altering the exterior dimensions.
The ability to lengthen or shorten extrusions with the option to tailor the chassis stiffness, vastly increases the number of vehicles that can be developed from this vehicle architecture. Front and mid engine installations have been considered, as well as hybrid and Electric Vehicle (EV) applications.
The prices for the new Lotus Evora start from 61,874 euros for the 2+0 model and 64,717 euros for the 2+2. The car has a 3 year 100,000 km (60,000 miles) whole vehicle warranty with an 8 year chassis perforation warranty for EU markets. The full list of prices can be seen below.
The Evora will be hand crafted and built on a dedicated new assembly line within Lotus’ advanced manufacturing facility at Hethel in the East of England, but capacity limitations will restrict production to less than 2000 cars a year.