The 2010 Lotus Evora is a mid-engine, 4-seat, sport-luxury coupe. Lotus indicates the rear seat is suitable only for children or small adults, and that the car can be ordered without it; additional cargo area would take its place.
2010 Lotus Evora
The engine is a 276-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 sourced from Toyota. A 6-speed manual–also from Toyota–will be the sole transmission at launch. A 6-speed automatic with steering-wheel paddle shifters is due later in the model year. The Evora weighs just under 3,000 pounds and rides on 18-inch front wheels and 19-inch rears. Available safety equipment includes ABS and traction control; front-side airbags, curtain-side airbags, and antiskid system are not offered. Other available features include leather upholstery, aluminum interior trim, and a navigation system.
Few manufacturers have more of a renowned sporting image than Lotus, but the company’s recent products have been tailored specifically for the relatively lithe and limber. The Evora manages to maintain the brand’s traditional appeal while catering to an expanded (in more ways than one) audience, making it a practical daily driver with racetrack moves.