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2010 Lotus Evora Review

British Dynamo

A three-quarter front view of a silver 2010 Lotus Evora on display at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show

In short: An athletically styled and surprisingly fuel-efficient sports coupe.


B
uilt with a sturdy yet lightweight aluminum frame, the Evora weighs in at about 2,976 pounds, allowing the racer an impressive fuel economy of 30 mpg on the highway. This four-passenger sport coupe contains a 3.5-liter V6 engine from Toyota and utilizes hydraulically assisted power steering, vented and cross-drilled disc brakes, and a forged aluminum wishbone suspension. Inside the car are leather seats and accessories, including a touch-screen multi-media system with satellite navigation. Lotus says that each car will be handcrafted in the United Kingdom, and that only about 2,000 Evoras will be produced each year.

Warranty/Service: n/a.


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $75,000 (est.)

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: mid-engine, 4-passenger, 2-door coupe

Engine: 3.5-liter DOHC V6 with VVT-i
Horsepower: 276 hp @ 6,400 rpm
Torque: 252 lb-ft @ 4,700 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual

Curb weight:
2,976 lbs
Wheelbase: n/a
Length/Width/Height: n/a
Turning circle: n/a

Brakes:
all-wheel vented and cross-drilled disc with ABS
Suspension: forged aluminum wishbone suspension, Bilstein high-performance dampers, Eibach springs
Traction: traction control

0-60 mph: 5 seconds
Top Speed: 160 mph

EPA City: n/a
EPA Highway: 30 mpg (est.)

Safety:
driver and front passenger airbags; tire pressure monitoring system

Likes:
n/a
Dislikes: n/a

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