The mid-engine, midsize Evora is equipped with a 276-hp 3.5 liter V6 engine (sourced from Toyota) bolted to a six-speed manual gearbox. The car will rocket from zero to 60 mph in under five seconds.
|Lotus Evora front quarter view|
The car weighs 2,976 lbs through the liberal use of aluminum. The Evora's interior is plush - unlike anything ever offered by Lotus - with top quality leather used throughout the interior, a navigation system, and a high-tech dashboard and instrument panel.
|Lotus Evora dashboard/interior view|
Like Lotus' Elise and Exige models, the Evora features front wishbones and coil-over shocks, with aluminum box-frame sections built around a near-horizontal radiator that will help absorb energy in frontal crashes. The Evora suspension bolts directly onto the aluminum box frame sections. Lotus says this new "versatile vehicle architecture" will revolutionize the way that aluminum cars will be built in the future.
|Lotus Evora rear quarter view|
Production starts in spring 2009, and Lotus plans to build 2000 Evoras annually.The Evora will be hand crafted and built on a dedicated new assembly line within Lotus's advanced manufacturing facility at Hethel in the east of England. A convertible and higher-performance version are rumored for later. This is the first of three all new models that Lotus will introduce over the next three years.
More information and photos at: http://www.caranddriver.com/blog/200.../07/2010-lotus-evora-car-news.html
I think the new Evora is total hotness - beautiful, fast, and featuring advanced engineering. Any thoughts, fellow petrol-heads?