Lotus Europa SE 

  • $54k
  • 2008
  • 221 HP 2.0L
  • 145 mph
Even though the Europa is engineered with more relaxed driving characteristics it provides amazing performance, with 0-60 mph in the SE dispatched in 5.5s (0-100 km/h in 5.7s estimated) and the sprint to 100 mph (160 km/h) taking just 13.0s (estimated).
by Top Speed (Mar, 2008)
The Europa interior is furnished with leather sports seats and comes as standard with a high quality stereo system.
by Top Speed (Mar, 2008)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lotus Europa SE

0-60mph

Europa SE
5.7 s

Top speed

Europa SE
145 mph
Jaguar F-Type S
171 mph
Porsche 911
130 mph

0-100mph

Europa SE
12.7 s
Porsche 911
22.3 s

1/4 mile

Europa SE
13.9 s
Porsche 911
16.5 s

Data points Key details of the Lotus Europa SE

Price

Europa SE
$54k

Horsepower

Europa SE
221 HP
Porsche 911
128 HP

In The News From around the web

10
Dec

Lotus Europa SE

www.supercars.net
The new entry level Europa is priced at £27,950 MSRP / ⁄37,500, with the range topping Europa SE available for a competitive £32,995 MSRP / ⁄41,500 (Euro prices are without taxes, delivery & other related costs).
These new Europa variants have been designed and developed especially for European customers and will be sold exclusively across Europe from June 2008.
Even though the Europa is engineered with more relaxed driving characteristics it provides amazing performance, with 0-60 mph in the SE dispatched in 5.5s (0-100 km/h in 5.7s estimated) and the sprint to 100 mph (160 km/h) taking just 13.0s (estimated).
The Europa interior is furnished with leather sports seats and comes as standard with a high quality stereo system.
1
Mar

2008 Lotus Europa SE

by JAKE HOLMES |
Car & Driver News
The Europa is built on the same sporting platform as the Elise and Exige, with an unequal-length control-arm suspension, giant disc brakes, and a lightweight aluminum chassis.
Hoping to compete with the likes of the Porsche Cayman and BMW Z4 coupe, Lotus began building the GT-type Europa S in summer 2006.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Lotus
Price $54,365
Year 2008

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 10.05 lb/hp
Maximum hp 221 HP
Maximum torque 222 ft-lb
Engine placement Mid
Steering system Rack and pinion

engine

Displacement 2,000 cc
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

Curb weight 2,222 lb

road tests

Top speed 145 mph
1/4 mile 13.9 s
0-60mph 5.7 s
0-100mph 12.7 s
0-200kph 21.3 s
Hockenheim short lap time 1:16.90

transmission

Drivetrain Rear wheel drive
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
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