Friday, June 26, 2009

2010 Lotua Evora

This a car that is a major departure for its is a mid-engined 2+2 rear wheel drive sports coupe the Lotus Evora. The Evora is produced by British car manufacturer Lotus. Lotus has built two seat sports cars....this is the first time since 1992 that Lotus has built a 2+2. Currently, it is the only mid-engined 2+2 for sale anywhere.

The Evora is larger than the current Lotus models Elise and Exige. It weights an estimated curb weight of 2976 lbs. (1350 kg). It is the product of Lotus's five year plant o expand the Lotus line of cars.

It is currently the only Lotus model with a 2+2 configuration, although it has been announced that it will also be offered in a two-seat configuration, referred to as the "Plus Zero" option.

Lotus's have been know for their small interior dimensions....the new Evora will fit 99% of the American male population. The wheelbase is 11 inches longer then the Elise. Lotus intends the Evora to compete with different market sectors including the Porsche Cayman.

The motor is a 3.5 liter V-6 with 276 hp., the motor and six speed manual transmission are sourced from Toyota. The motor also is used in the Toyota Camry and Venza models. The 0-60 mph. speed is 4.9 seconds. The brakes are large ventilated disks with four piston calipers.

The Evora is built with extruded and bonded aluminum chassis....and is apparently 250% stronger than the Elise chassis.

Pricing for the Lotus has not been announced at the present time. The estimated base price is $75,000 USD plus options.

The name "Evora" keeps the Lotus tradition of beginning model names with an "E". The name was a random derivative of the term Evo, instead of being named for the city of Evora, Portugal.


This is a very interesting approach by Lotus to make a family oriented sports car! The interior has been upgraded with a two tone look.....very different than any previous Lotus. Handling for the car should be typical Lotus with exceptional handling, precise steering, and exceptional braking.


  1. Hi Pete .. looks a pretty car. Is it made in Europe, or the UK, or the States?

    Thanks for showing us the Lotus Evora ..
    Hilary Melton-Butcher
    Positive Letters

  2. Hi Hilary,

    The Evora is a much more practiceal car than the prior Lotus models. The Evora is manufactured at Lotus’s high tech manufacturing facilities in Worcester UK (where the advanced extruded and bonded aluminium chassis is made) and at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel UK.

    Thanks for your comments!

    Pete Baca
    The Car Enthusiast Online

  3. Peter,
    That is a lovely car. Making it for a family. That is very nice.Thank you for keeping us up to date on the car market.It gives us a lot of choices.
    Dan and Deanna "Marketing Unscrambled"

  4. Hi Dan & Deanna,

    The Evora is a departure for Lotus! There is a trend in the automobile business to manufacture attractive sport sedans and coupes.

    Thank you for your comment!

    Pete Baca
    The Car Enthusiast Online