Just like most auto franchises, Top Gear has an annually award ceremony dedicated to cars. Having this much viewers, you can understand that the Top Gear awards are about as important as Christmas. Automakers want to get some attention and this year Lotus got a lot, as the Evora model won Top Gear’s Sports Car of the Year Award.
“It’s pretty, quintessentially British, fast and handles like a dream. Evora takes Lotus to a new place in terms of quality but more importantly delivers a sports car rush that puts other marques to shame,” said Conor McNicholas, Editor of BBC Top Gear magazine.
Dany Bahar, CEO of Group Lotus plc said, "I am delighted that the Evora has won the Top Gear award for Sports Car of the Year 2009. Top Gear is very well regarded around the world and it is a fantastic achievement for all who have worked on the Evora to win such a prestigious award.”
Dany continued, “I am particularly pleased that the Top Gear team commented on the hugeimprovements in quality at Lotus, confirming that the Evora is an exciting supercar that can also be used for every day driving.”
This accolade adds to the awards haul for the Evora, which includes:
- Autocar magazine – Britain’s Best Driver’s Car 2009
- Car magazine – Performance Car of the Year 2009
- European Aluminium Awards 2008 - Overall Jury Prize - Lotus Evora Aluminium Structure
- EVO magazine – Car of the Year 2009
- iMotor - Overall Winner - Most Rated Car of 2008