LOTUS PRICES THE EVORA FOR AMERICA AT $73,500



Lotus Cars USA has finally released the necessary information relative to its new Evora. For those of you who’ve been attempting to do calculations based on the Evora’s £ or € pricing, that chore is now over. Lotus wants you to fork over $73,500 for a base Evora in America. The price could quickly rise with options; a statement which is terribly true for the Evora’s main competitor, the Porsche 911. Moreover, had the Lotus Evora been priced lower than $71,230 (2.5x the average purchase price of cars in the USA this year) then it would have been eligible for The Good 12 v3.0. Alas.

Up to this point, the Evora doesn’t seem to be quite as quick as Lotus believes. It’s nowhere near as powerful as its competition or basically any other $70,000+ automobile. Barely surpassing the German gentlemen’s agreement in top speed, the Evora certainly isn’t about to set a fire in your belly with its straight line ability.
However, everybody who’s been given an opportunity to drive an Evora has enjoyed the experience to the fullest. The greatest car magazine in the world, England’s evo, just named the Evora as Car Of The Year. So before you look at the very unflattering Numbers below, realize this important fact: the Lotus Evora is far more than the sum of its parts. Nice styling, a Toyota V6, relatively luxurious, rather light in weight – and yet, when all is accumulated, the styling and the engine and the luxury and the architecture combine to create a nearly perfect car.
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73,500 – price, in USD, of the 2010 Lotus Evora
276 – total horsepower generated by the Evora’s 3.5L V6
258 – maximum torque, measured in pound-feet, available at 4,700rpm in the Evora
2,976 – weight of the Evora, in pounds
1:28.4 – laptime of the Evora around Bedford Autodrome’s West Circuit in evo‘s hands
57,850 – price, in USD, of the 2010 BMW M3
414 – total horsepower generated by the M3’s 4.0L V8
295 – maximum torque, measured in pound-feet, available at 3,900rpm in the M3
3,704 – weight of the M3, in pounds
1:25.9 – laptime of the M3 around Bedford Autodrome’s West Circuit in evo‘s hands
78,800 – price, in USD, of the 2010 Porsche 911 Carrera
345 – total horsepower generated by the 911’s 3.6L flat-six
288 – maximum torque, measured in pound-feet, produced by the 911’s 3.6L
3,075 – weight of the 911, in pounds
1:24.1evo laptime of the Porsche 911 in Turbo form on the Bedford Autodrome’s West Circuit
61,500 – price, in USD, of the 2010 Porsche Cayman S

320 – total horsepower generated by the Cayman’s 3.4L flat-six
273 – maximum torque, measured in pound-feet, produced by the Cayman’s 3.4L
2,976 – weight of the Cayman S, in pounds
1:28.1evo laptime of the Porsche Boxster S, Cayman’s twin, on Bedford Autodrome’s West Circuit
80,790 – price, in USD, of the 2010 Nissan GT-R
485 – total horsepower generated by the Nissan’s twin-turbo 3.8L V6
434 – maxmium torque, measured in pound-feet, available from 3,200rpm in the GT-R
3,814 – weight of the GT-R, in pounds
1:23.6 – laptime of the GT-R around Bedford Autodrome’s West Circuit in evo‘s hands
  • fordCowboy

    Slow but great then?

  • Or pretty crazy fast but not quite insanely fast but great then?