2012 Lotus Evora and Evora S models are now available with a 6-speed automatic transmission called Intelligent Precision Shift, or IPS. Lotus says the system will adapt to your driving style, and it features steering-wheel-mounted paddles that allow manual shifting.
Large by the standards of the small British automaker, the 2014 Lotus Evora is still small by American standards. Nonetheless, this Lotus sports car can be had with a pair of small rear seats, although they're so small that it's better to just stick with the cargo shelf that's standard. If you're expecting extreme horsepower and brutal acceleration from the Evora, then you don't really "get" what Lotus is about. While certainly quick, the Evora's forte is handling, rather than outright speed. Unlike other contemporary Lotus cars, the Evora's interior is comfortable and quiet, although without the frills of a Porsche Cayman, Audi S5, or even the new Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. At a starting price of $70,000 it isn't cheap, but the exclusivity is hard to match.