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2011 Lotus Evora

By luanpa in | December 30, 2010 | Comments Off on 2011 Lotus Evora

The Evora is designed to compete with Porsche’s Cayman on the performance side, but will be slightly more practical thanks to its available four-passenger capacity.Notably, the Evora is the only 2+2 sports car on the market with a mid-engine configuration.

The Evora is bigger than the Elise and the Exige models, though it is still a small car.The Evora provides more ample leg and head room, and there is even the option for a rear seat.Only a child or a rather small adult could fit in that rear seat, but still, it’s there.

Powered by a Lotus-tuned 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 280PS/ 206 kW / 276 hp @ 6400 rpm, and weighing just 1382 kg, the Lotus Evora delivers an exhilarating experience true to the Lotus DNA characteristics.The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and a paddle-shifted automatic is in the works.

With the zero to 60 mph sprint taking just 4.9 seconds (100 km/h in just 5.1seconds) a top speed of 162 mph (261 km/h) and an Official European Combined Cycle fuel economy just 33.2 mpg (8.5 litres / 100 km) and emissions of just 199 g/km CO2 the Evora stays true to the ethos of performance through light weight.

The other economy figures are equally impressive with Official European Urban Cycle of 23.4 mpg (12.1 litres / 100 km) and 44.8 mpg (6.3 litres / 100 km) for the Official European Extra Urban Cycle all combined with exceptional ride and handling.

The forged aluminum wishbone suspension will use Bilstein shocks sitting inside Eibach springs to provide the Lotus-signature impressive handling capabilities.The front wheels are 18 inches in diameter, surrounded by tires sized at 225/40-18, while the rears are 19s with 255/35-19 rubber.












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