Those turned off by the cocktail-bag stowage capacity of the Lotus Elise and Exige sportsters will look toward the Lotus Europa S as God's gift to the long weekend. It's a GT car, meaning it can carry at least a change of clothing and a toothbrush, that still has its siblings' approach to weight (not a lot of it) and sports a 200-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged mill, oriented midship, that will likely render many a country lane as "that greenish-brown blur on the way to the day spa." According to the company's Book of Facts, the engine gets 90% of torque at a mere 2,000 rpm, and all of it at 4,200, leading to a zero-to-60 time of around 5.5 seconds. And she's not a bad looker, either. (Sorry Yanks, she's only for those on the Continent, natch.) More pics after the jump.
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