2010 Lotus Evora

  • 2010 Lotus Evora Base Coupe
    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      4
    • HP/TORQUE
      276/258
    • ENGINE
      3.5L V6
    • MSRP
      $73,500
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2010 Lotus Evora Review

Futuristic facade reveals precision performance

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In a Nutshell
As an all-new model, the 2010 Lotus Evora is a four-seat exotic sports car that is available in only one trim level, but what at trim level it is! Powered by a mid-mounted 3.5-liter V-6 engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission, the Evora is built with the Versatile Vehicle Architecture that boasts bonded/riveted aluminum extrusions, aluminum subframes, rear subframes and a central aluminum tub which makes the sports car very light and rigid.

Since the roof of the Evora is crafted of composite materials and the body weighs only 500 pounds in all, the curb weight of the exotic is a bit more than 3,000 pounds total. While the Evora's performance numbers are impressive, so is its fuel efficiency, estimated to be 26-27 mpg in highway driving. The Evora exhibits easy ingress/egress, a quiet ride with lots of leg/headroom, and smooth handling regardless of road conditions.

New for 2010

As an all-new model, the 2010 Lotus Evora is a four-passenger sports car, with a V-6 engine, fresh sheet metal, a luxurious interior, all-new power steering, large brakes, and a suspension that is both track- and road-capable.

Essentials

Engine: 3.5L V-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Body Style: Coupe
Trim: Base Coupe

On the Outside

Sporting a steeply "raked nose" and floating rear wing, the Lotus Evora has center-mounted dual tailpipes and a muscular rear end, which scream "exotic," yet it still has a familiar Lotus look.

From the Inside

Standard features in the interior of the Lotus Evora include air conditioning, an Alpine AM/FM/CD stereo, and leather-covered Recaro seats. Optionally available are cruise control, navigation, and back-up camera. While the 6.0 cubic-feet trunk is small, the back seats can double as cubbies.

Driving Performance

The Lotus Evora's 3.5-liter V-6 engine generates 276 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque coupled to a six-speed manual transmission. It does the 0-to-60 jaunt in only 5.0 seconds, with impressive braking and handling, thanks to AP Racing brakes and a control-arm suspension with Bilstein dampers and Eibach springs.

Safety Equipment

Standard safety features on the Lotus Evora include driver and passenger front airbags, a stainless steel fuel tank, rear-seat ISOFIX child-seat system, immobilizer alarm, traction control, electronic stability control, and anti-lock brakes.

Gas Mileage

Standard 6-speed: 17 mpg city/27 mpg highway
Sports Ratio 6-speed: 18 mpg city/27 mpg highway

Plusses

  • Cool, very modern styling
  • Sharp handling
  • Excellent acceleration

Minuses

  • Small rear seats
  • Rear view visibility

Rating

Futuristic facade reveals precision performance

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