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Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora interior

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora interior

Lotus Evora interior


Year 2008 -
Engine 3.5 litre V6 VVT-i (Toyota)
Transmission 6 speed manual RWD
Max speed 162 mph
0-60 mph 4.9 seconds
Horsepower 276 hp @ 6,400 rpm
weight 1382 kg / 3046 lbs

The 2009 Lotus Evora which was introduced at the 2008 British Motor Show is an entirely new model for the Lotus marque. In fact it is the first all-new model since the Elise debuted in 1995.

The Evora is a more refined sports car than the usual vehicles from Lotus. It features a well appointed cabin fitted with an array of electronic gadgetry and a more user friendly layout.

The Lotus Evora's chassis is a development of the Versatile Vehicle Architecture previewed on the Lotus APX concept from 2006. The Evora structure progresses the Lotus 'bonded and riveted' technology used in the Elise / Exige line of vehicles with unique extrusions and folded panels.

The Lotus Evora utilizes a lightweight composite roof as a stressed structural member to give an exceptional vehicle stiffness, while also helping to maintain a low center of gravity.

Powering the Lotus Evora is a Toyota-sourced 3.5 litre V6 with variable valve timing. The engine benefits from Lotus' own engine management software which has been uniquely developed for the Evora. Peak power output of the engine is rated at 276 horsepower @ 6,400 rpm, and 252 lb/ft (342 Nm) of torque @ 4,700 rpm.

The engine is connected to a manual six-speed gearbox which drives the 19" rear wheels. Top speed of the Evora is in the 160 mph range. The sprint to 60 mph takes under 5 seconds.

To bring the Lotus Evora to a halt the car employs vented and cross-drilled brake discs – with 350mm discs at the front and 332mm at the rear. The calipers are high performance Lotus AP Racing 4 piston units. A highly progressive ABS system was developed in conjunction with Bosch.

For the Lotus Evora a switchable Lotus traction control (LTC) system was developed simultaneously with the ABS and works through the engine management system to reduce power when required to maintain traction. The Lotus traction control system has been tuned to complement the skills of the driver without taking over. The Lotus LTC is active above 5 mph (8 km/h) and operates much more quickly than many brake based systems. The system can be deactivated completely, giving no traction control intervention.

The suspension wishbones of the Lotus Evora are forged from aluminium to reduce the unsprung mass. These are similar in weight, and stiffer than the steel items found on the much smaller Elise, Exige and Europa models, they also have a far higher vehicle weight capacity. The wishbones are attached to the front and rear chassis sections with custom designed bushes. The Evora utilises Bilstein high performance dampers and Eibach springs.

Unlike many lotus vehicles, the cabin of the Evora has been fitted with many of the creature comforts modern drivers have come to expect. Even from minimalist sports cars. An Alpine multimedia system with a 7 inch touch-screen provides advanced audio, satellite navigation, video, Bluetooth hands-free telephone and iPod connectivity functions. The screen also acts as a display for The Evora's optional reversing camera.

A new air-conditioning system developed by Bergstrom is fitted as standard on all Evora models.

The front seats of the Lotus Evora are supportive and leather clad with a lightweight manual adjustment mechanism for fore and aft, rake and lumbar support. The rear seats of 2+2 versions of the Evora are small, and intended for children - or small adults for short trips. There is also a two-seater version with a luggage shelf in the back instead of seats.


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