Lotus Evora comes to Malaysia

The new Evora was actually launched 2 years ago at the British International Motor Show and the 4 seater (2+2) and is one of the widely anticipated models to have rolled out of Lotus’ product line of late. This is probably due to the fact that it is supposedly the more road-worthy version of the Lotus although it still maintains the compact, mini DNA where the main difficulty is in the getting in and out of the car.

Ideally, the Evora (like most other Lotuses) would fit 2 adults comfortably in front and 2 kids in the rear. If you are to fit in 4 full grown adults into the car, it might be a bit cramped. The rear wheel engine is powered up through its Toyota designed 3.5 liter VVT-i V6 engine which is paired with 6 speed manual transmission gearbox operated through its T6e ECU. The car is 1,350 kilograms in weight which is quite light that would translate very well onto its 276 horsepower push at 6,400rpm and 342Nm of torque at 4,700 rpm.

The car gets you from zero to hundred in 5.1 seconds and top speeds at 261km/h and comes with an average fuel economy of 8.7 liters/100km. Co2 emissions are at 119gms/km. Among the cool standard stuff you get in the all Evora versions includes Bi-Xenon headlights, BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock, ABS with EBD. For the Tech Spec for instance you get a 7 inches WVGA touch screen as well as a DVD player.

According to Oh Kah Beng, the Division Head of Lotus, they are planning to sell 30 Evoras for the first year of the launch and that they are confident as so far, they have already received 10 confirmed orders. In Asia alone, Malaysia is the fourth biggest market following Japan, Australia and Hong Kong. Oh added that buyers can expect 4 to 5 months for their Evoras to arrive.