Lotus Evora 

  • $61k built in England
  • 2009
  • 276 HP 3.5L
  • 162 mph
The really great thing is that as we move forward the standard Evora should also benefit from some of these developments.
by Top Speed (Aug, 2010)
It retains core Lotus values such as performance through lightweight but it also gives more than that.
by Top Speed (Aug, 2010)

Road Tests Real world tests of the Lotus Evora


4.9 s
MX-5 Miata
6.8 s
430 Scuderia
3.5 s

Top speed

162 mph
Roadster Base
119 mph
Elise S
127 mph

Top Gear track time

Elise S
430 Scuderia

Data points Key details of the Lotus Evora


430 Scuderia


276 HP
430 Scuderia
503 HP
433 HP

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the car

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Lotus Evora

Designed ‘in-house’ by Lotus Design, the sleek and athletic form uses fluid forms and crisp surfaces to communicate velocity, agility and sophistication.
Wider, taller door apertures and narrower sills make getting in and out of the cabin a less athletic undertaking than it is in Lotus’s smaller sports cars (the Elise, Exige, Europa and 2-Eleven), while the design of the cabin itself will accommodate two 99th percentile (6ft 5in tall).

Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar

Endurance races are the perfect events to showcase the efficiency, handling and durability characteristics that have been fundamental to the concept of the Evora.
The car will make its 24 hour racing debut at the ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours which provides a great test for the Evora’s performance, efficiency and durability under tough and demanding endurance race conditions.

Lotus Evora Cup/GT4

The mid mounted engine is mated to a Cima six speed sequential paddle shift dog gearbox, which is designed for international motor sport.
At the heart of the Evora Cup race car is a new 4 litre V6 race engine that boasts more than 400 PS and a dry sump system for the high cornering forces encountered during racing.

Lotus Evora S

Form doesn’t sacrifice function in the case of the Evora S.” So there you have it folks, the next generation of Lotus Evora, the Evora S, set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.
The driver also has the option of selecting ‘sport’ mode which showcases the Lotus sport driving experience allowing the driver to really feel each gear shift and be in complete control of the transmission.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Lotus
Price $61,000
Type of car Production car
Year 2009
City mileage 18 MPG
Highway mileage 27 MPG


Chief designer Steven Crijns, Russel Carr
Body style Coupe


Drivetrain RWD w/TCS
Shift system Manual
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 6 gears
Gear ratios
  1. 1: 3.54:1
  2. 2: 1.91:1
  3. 3: 1.41:1
  4. 4: 1.09:1
  5. 5: 0.97:1
  6. 6: 0.86:1

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc
Front wheels 457/? 203
Rear wheels 483/? 241

road tests

Top speed 162 mph
0-60mph 4.9 s
Top gear time 1:25.70
Drag coefficient 0.34

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 11.04 lb/hp
Maximum hp 276 HP @ 6,400 RPM
Maximum torque 252 ft-lb @ 4,700 RPM
Max RPM 7,000 RPM
Engine placement Mid
Weight distribution 38%/62%
Steering system Rack and pinion


Displacement 3,456 cc
Cylinders V6
Fuels Gas
Compression ratio 10.8:1
Bore/stroke 94 in / 0 in
Valvetrain DOHC
Valves per cylinder 4 valves

physical dimensions

Curb weight 3,047 lb
Width 72.8 in
Height 48.1 in
Length 170.9 in
Front track width 61.7 in
Wheelbase 101.4 in
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