Three different approaches to the same sports car goal. On tuesday, we posted an audio recording of a mystery car s exhaust note. Sports cars by steven ewing aug 5, 2019 lotus evija will make its public debut during. Read our first drive impressions and see photos at car and driver. Lotus is to sports cars what libertarian gary johnson is to presidential candidates. This new a6 was available with a wide range of engines and configurations. Learn more about price, engine type, mpg, and complete safety and warranty information. Read our firstdrive impressions and see photos at car and driver. Lotus cars, which as founded in 1948, is a british automaker that produces lightweight sports cars and racing cars in its headquarters in hethel, united kingdom. A driver s car through and through, the new lotus evora gt is a nofrills sports car thats easy to love. Lotus evora gt features and specs at car and driver. Motorsport bred the evora gt410 retains the motorsport bred qualities of the evora gt410 sport and adds a high level. The 2017 lotus evora 400 looks like a refresh of that car, but in fact twothirds of its parts are brand new, and they.
But that also reveals an important point about the evora gt. Its matured over the years, losing weight and gaining. The lotus f1 team is using black and gold livery on its 2012 formula one cars and those colors were used for the john player special lotus f1 cars in the 1970s and 1980s. Aside from the expected practicality limitations of a purists sports car, weve found the regular lotus evora to be a pretty satisfying machine. First and foremost a pure driver s car for the road, the evora gt proves that the value of motorsport engineering extends far beyond the race track. Its the rare car thats fun and feels special on the road or the. An open cockpit, an engine producing more than 220 kw 300 hp and a host of technologies borrowed from the world of motorsports the audi tt clubsport quattro is an uncompromising driving machine. In 2000 and 2001, the c5 a6 was on car and driver magazines ten best list. The stunning new evora gt takes the evora s unique attributes to spectacular new heights. This midengined sports car is light on the scales, sharp around corners, and looks exotic. But this lightweight sports car has exotic engineering elements and delivers.
Lightweight sports cars, handmade in hethel, england. Realistically, the rear seats are too small for even children, so its best to think of it as a twoseater. A refreshingly tactile experience in an increasingly sterilized world, the evora eschews driver assistance technologies and robust infotainment. The man is lotus ceo jeanmarc gales, and the car is the 2017 lotus evora 400. Sports car agility, precision and response meets gt car refinement and comfort like never before. The 2020 lotus evora gt is currently the british automakers lone americanmarket model, and it sells in tiny numbers. The antimodern sports car lotus maps a neural connection between you, the car, and the open road. Hes now an audi sport driver in the new world touring car cup. Research, compare and save listings, or contact sellers directly from 21 evora 400 models nationwide. The lotus evora gt is a lightweight fourseat sports car 3,175 pounds with a full tank. Car and driver magazine july 2010 lotus evora vs caymans.
Its also the fastest production lotus road car ever. A facelifted and more powerful evora 400 model was unveiled at the 2015 geneva motor show, followed. Research, compare and save listings, or contact sellers directly from 27 2020 evora gt models nationwide. Lighter and more powerful than ever, the gt is the final iteration of the evora. The evora has been around since 2009, but the car that lotus is making today is about as different as the carpenters and carpenter brut. The first group would consist solely of the lotus evora 400. The lotus evora has sports car agility, precision and response with gt comfort, practicality and refinement.
Lotus likes to say that the evora flatters an average driver and challenges an experienced one. Standard equipment includes castaluminum wheels, bixenon headlights, heated exterior mirrors, air. Lotus cars include the esprit, elan, europa, elise, exige, evora and evija sports cars the first lotus evora debuted on july 22, 2008. The last streetlegal lotus vehicles sold on our shores were 2014 evoras. The new model replaces the previously available evora 400 and boasts an estimated curb weight of just 3150 pounds. The 2020 lotus evora gt enjoys a number of updates and more power on its way to becoming a real alternative to porsches sports cars. The 2020 lotus evora gt is quicker, lighter, and betterlooking posted by car and driver july 26, 2019 15. With its lightweight chassis of bonded aluminum, supple suspension, and mid engine layout, theres nothing ordinary about the 2019 evora 400. All lotus cars are regarded as the finest handling sports cars on the market and the new evora gt430 takes dynamic performance to the next level. The car, which was developed under the project name project eagle, was launched as the evora on 22 july 2008 at the british international motor show. The company currently offers a single modelthe evora. The midengine lotus costs more than other sports cars, but its exclusive nature and unadulterated road feel make it a rare and compelling drivers car. That the new evora is here at all is a testament to. The 2011 lotus evora is a fourseat sports car that is offered in base and evora s trim levels.
With power upped to 416bhp in 2020, the evora gts 3. Lotus says the car was designed to be a better daily driver than the exige or elise, with larger doors, narrower doorsills and a 2. Just 60 editions of this supreme evora will be hand built in norfolk, england, for sale in select markets around the world and, following the popularity of lotus recent limited run editions, its already in line to be a true collector. The 2016 lotus evora 400 isnt just the bestsounding lotus since the year before armstrong walked on the moon.
Responsible for all lotus competition car development, renowned lotus test driver and the companys director of attributes, gavan kershaw, will spend countless hours on the famous hethel test track a purposebuilt facility which has shaped iconic racers over. Living in scotland certainly has plenty of challenges. The lotus evora 400 is the best track car i have ever driven. The lotus evora is a sports car produced by british car manufacturer lotus. The lotus evora s takes everything that is good about the standard evora and adds more power. It packs 416 horsepower 310 kilowatts and 317 poundfeet 430 newtonmeters of torque from a supercharged, 3.
The evora s was launched in 2010 with a supercharged 3. A reminder that light is right, bloat is bad, and that a raw connection with a machine eclipses anything that a. More power, handling by lotus, and rarity make the evora gt the iconoclasts choice. And in the heat of this summer day in southwestern michigan, the simplistic perfection of colin chapmans mantra. Intense is a fair descriptor for this midengine sports car but doesnt tell the whole story. Raw, although more accurate, sells the 2020 lotus evora gt short. Car and driver magazine july 2010 lotus evora vs caymans vs corvette gs. Given the car s breathtaking design and phenomenal performance, the lotus evora gt430 is an instant classic. The lotus evora 400 is the truth with the evora 400, lotus has built a car that should make any other performance car maker take notice and reconsider what it is that they do. It might not be as special as elise as weight, size and proportions match that of 911.
The 2020 lotus evora gt feels like the most technologically primitive yet physiologically evolved streetlegal performance car you can buy new right now. Lotus evora, porsche cayman s comparison car and driver duration. The lotus evora is one of the greatest cars of the last decade. Its a true daily driving, streetloving sports car i wont soon forget.593 446 64 445 1619 72 405 1653 977 236 1013 63 339 995 254 1372 1011 1348 94 405 1343 1547 382 987 1316 1219 1083 354 177 854 281 793 1349 606 1252