“We can say that we have several hundred orders worldwide and are ramping up production steadily. Planned full volume production is 2000 cars a year, and we'll reach that in the next few months," the spokesman said.
The 2010 Evora will be powered by a 3.5-liter mid-mounted, transverse, DOHC powerplant that will generate a maximum output of 276 hp at 6,400 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 4,700 rpm. In terms of performance figures, this means the car can achieve a maximum speed of 162 mph (261 km/h), 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds, 0-100 mph in 12.3 seconds and brake from 100 mph to a standstill in 2.4 seconds or around 33.6 meters.
"The Group is supplying strongly into Europe and the Far East and already the demand at Lotus dealers for the Evora in the USA is significantly beyond initial expectations. Lotus sees this sector as the springboard of the recovery in the UK economy overall - in exciting world-class products, quality manufacturing and strong export sales," Lotus said in a release back in May when announcing the car.