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Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora

About Lotus Evora

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.

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2014 Lotus Evora
What's new for 2014?
2014 Lotus Evora

From the tire tread to the rooftop, the 2014 Lotus Evora carries over unchanged from last year's model.

2013 Lotus Evora
What's new for 2013?
2013 Lotus Evora

After receiving an optional automatic transmission in 2012, the low-volume Lotus Evora carries over mostly unchanged for model year 2013.

2012 Lotus Evora
What's new for 2012?
2012 Lotus Evora

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.

Consumer Reviews

Small, Fast, Gets a lot of attention...

By on Monday, October 22, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,500

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
4/10

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."

33 people out of 42 found this review helpful

Seemingly underpowered

By on Thursday, December 22, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 16,500

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "world-leading handling, looks, exclusivity"

Cons: "fit and finish, clutch issues, poor support"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Based on what I paid, the power is a little lacking. At $84k, the 4.9 sec 0-60 is underwhelming. Even worse, the S upgrade only takes the 0-60 time down by .3 seconds to 4.6 seconds. Anyway, the car has not held up as well as it should in the 18 months I've owned the car. I have had it in the shop about 6 times now for various fit and finish issues, and one major issue, which involved changing out the entire clutch, which took over 4 weeks to complete. It seems Lotus is very slow at providing parts to their US dealers for repairs. Yes the handling is superb, but there is more to this car than just that. Otherwise, I could spend 1/3 the money and gotten myself an Elise for ~30k. This is a true luxury automobile with a very comfortable, quiet ride and motor. I just wished the quality lived up to the price. From a value standpoint, this is the kind of car that must steal your heart in order to steal your wallet."

46 people out of 60 found this review helpful

Lotsa fun and the women loved it

By on Thursday, March 5, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,290

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I enjoyed it and now it's time for a different toy."

23 people out of 39 found this review helpful

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