According to Autoblog, the Lotus European dealer network is no longer taking orders for the model, with the car entering the production slow-down phase.
Lotus Europa was introduced to the market at the 2006 Geneva Auto Show, with the vehicle using a lightweight structure that combines aluminum alloy and fiber glass. The car used fully independent suspension, with a sporty setup: it had unequal length wishbones, Bilstein mono-tune dampers with Eibach coil springs and a strong anti-roll front bar.
The Europa S base version is powered by a 2.0-liter powerplant that uses turbocharging to offer 200 hp at 5,400 rpm and 200 lb-ft of torque (272 Nm) at 5,400 rpm, mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. The engine pushes the 2193 lbs (995 kg) coupe to 62 mp/h (100 km/h) in 5.8 seconds, offering it a top speed of 143 mph (230 km/h).
Lotus introduced the Europa SE at the 2008 Geneva Motor Show, with the model being more comfort-orientated and having the aim to target a wider audience. However, the car's engine has been tweaked to produce 225 hp at 5,700 rpm and 222 lb-ft (301 Nm) of torque. The unit allows the vehicle to leave the 62 mph (100 km/h) mark behind in 5.3 seconds and reach a top speed of 150.4 mph (242 km/h).
Lotus Evora uses a naturally aspirated 3.5-liter engine that delivers 276 hp at 6,400 rpm and a maximum torque of 252 lb-ft (342 Nm) at 4,700 rpm. The Grand Tourer only needs 5 seconds to cover the 0 to 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint and offers a top speed of 160 mph (257 km/h).