(4th of 10 vehicles)
If your idea of a sports car is one that is lightweight, very nimble and stands out even among thrill machines costing $70,000 and up, the Lotus Evora is worth a look.
While more livable than past Lotuses, the Evora still has plenty of compromises if you intend to use it as a daily driver. A Porsche Cayman or BMW Z4 can offer similar performance and a better ride. A
Like other Lotus vehicles, the 2012 Evora is quick and highly maneuverable. What sets this one apart from others is that it's more comfortable. While the Evora may not be your first choice for a cross-country trip, the car is tolerable for going moderate distances. With the naturally aspirated 276-horsepower 3.5-liter V6, the 2012 Evora can hit 60 mph in five seconds or less, depending on transmission. The 2012 Evora S, with a supercharged version of the engine – making 345 horsepower – can do it in as little as 4.4 seconds. The Evo
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By Evora S (CA) on Friday, January 11, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 6,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "An extremely well balanced chassis."
Cons: "A tricky entry and exit from the cabin !"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"The Evora has an extremely competent chassis, fantastic braking and a beautifully designed composite exterior. Handling point to point is phenomenal, and on track will happily keep up with far more expensive counterparts. The interior, with premium and tech pack is a nicely appointed cabin. On the road it always generates lots of attention."
3 people out of 4 found this review helpful
By Lotus Driver (UT) on Monday, October 22, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,500overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Most fun you can have in a car"
Cons: "seems a little cheap and rough around the edges"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I bought this car new in 2011, and take it out on the weekends. The S model not crazy fast, but it gets the job done. The handling is amazing. It is a little rough around the edges (fit and trim). But then I expected that in a handmade car. It is a little hard to get in and out, but comfortable to drive once you get in. The back seats hold a small suitcase, but no real person could sit in them. Overall though I love the car."
8 people out of 10 found this review helpful
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