What’s the Evora all about?

First revealed at the London Motor Show in 2008, the 2+2 seater car comes with one of the most reputable engines in its class. Of course, being about 21.9 inches longer than the Elise most reviewers put this car on par with the Porsche 911 and the Cayman even though it is slightly shorter. Having said that, the size of the car surely looks bigger than the Elise but that does not mean that you will get lots of space with this one because this is not something which Lotus aims for.

The name Evora came from the combination of ‘Evolution’ and ‘Aura’ and under the hood is where you get the 3.5 liter V6 engine that comes with a whooping 276 horses at 6,400rpm. From zero to hundred in merely 5.1 seconds and top speeds at 162mp/h, this car surely is fast. But then again, it is a Lotus, what would anyone be expecting?

So far, not many car manufacturers are making models around these specifications where its 2+2 is pretty much the only few around. Hence, it is quite a niche market which Lotus is aiming in although the rear seats might not be the most comfortable for normal adult heights. In fact, they are best suited for kids or people below 5 feet or so. Therefore, the Evora becomes quite a worthy buy for those who are family oriented and yet love fast cars.

Mated with a 6 speed manual transmission gearbox, Lotus had initially announced that they will only produce some 2,000 units per year and with the launch into the Malaysian market and others around, the production line might be increased. In fact, an automatic gearbox is said to be in the works while a hybrid and alternative fuel version too are also mentioned. Whichever way you see it, it would only be a matter of time before Lotus becomes a permanent attachment to our roads here and the Evora would be a great start.