Lotus Evora on its way to showrooms

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Published 3 September 2020

First revealed in mid-2008, the 2010 Lotus Evora is now ready to go on sale, for €50,412 (NZ$117,200) for the two-seater.

The 2+2 seating configuration will cost an additional €3,000.

To kick off the sales launch, Lotus will be releasing a special version built in a limited run of just 450 cars. Called the ‘Lotus Evora Launch Edition’, the special version will be available in either Ardent Red or British Racing Green, and come with 2+2 seating, silver cast alloy wheels, Alpine stereo, bi-xenon headlights and a reversing camera as standard.

The engine is a 3.5-litre petrol V6 producing 276hp (206kW) and 252lb-ft (342Nm) of torque.

The Evora will sprint zero to 100kmh in just over five seconds with a top speed of over 260kmh. Official fuel economy figures for Europe are 19mpg (12.4L/100km) in the city and 36mpg (6.5L/100km) on the highway.

Standard features include a six-speed manual transmission, optimal shift time indicator, Bilstein dampers, 18in wheels up front and 19in wheels in the rear, a Bosch electronic differential lock, twin airbags, four-piston AP racing brakes, 350mm ventilated discs, halogen headlights, Recaro leather seats, aluminum trim, and an Alpine stereo.

Optional goodies include a 7in touchscreen display with satellite navigation, Bluetooth and USB connection, rear parking sensors and a camera, a titanium sports exhaust tailpipe, an engine oil cooler, a sports diffuser and an engine pack with enhanced throttle response.