Lotus, the hero of our story barely clinging to a branch over the edge of a tall waterfall, just announced a new (?) car, the Lotus Evora GT430. It’s like the Lotus Evora that debuted in 2009, only this one is not from 2009, it’s a real car made by the still-running car company that is not dead it would like to remind…
I previously wrote about my confusion over Lotus dredging up a one-off Lotus Evora ‘themed’ around the famous Esprit that everyone loved from 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me. I said the Evora itself was good. I also said that such a tribute right now would not make any sense.
Being a huge James Bond nerd, this latest teaser for whatever Lotus has planned for the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next month should have me very excited. Except I’m not, because if it’s what I think it is, it’s practically irrelevant already.
The reason all those stupid car rescue and rebuild reality shows do so well is because they prey on that part of your brain that has convinced you that you can get something for nothing, if only you get the right deal. Well, here’s what that looks like without a network budget, completed by one determined guy in a…
There’s no five-star resort. There’s no gluten-free, farm-to-table luncheon. No thumping video presentation. At this press launch, there’s just a man, a creaky, folding metal chair, and a garage completely devoid of air conditioning on a day where the temperature threatened triple digits. Oh, and there’s also the best…
I’ve never found the Lotus Evora to be that compelling, especially compared to something like a Porsche Cayman. Apparently dumping some weight and giving it 400 horsepower fixes any problems it may have had. This is the new Lotus Evora 400, and we’re testing it live right now.
Lotus needs to sell cars in the United States to survive, and to sell cars in the United States, it needs cleaner cars. That’s where a simpler, lighter Evora comes in.
Meet the Lotus Evora Sport 410. It’s got a curb weight of 2,921 pounds, a high-output version of the supercharged 3.5 V6 producing 410 hp at 7,000rpm and 302 ft-lb at 3,500rpm, plus all the carbon fiber. Lotus will only build 150 a year.
Matt Farah went for a drive in the first Lotus Evora 400 delivered to America, only to get so surprised by it that he might need to buy one now. And he should.
Watch this video and decide for yourself.
Lotus Cars, and this might come as a surprise to you, is not yet dead. I know this because the company just released video of what they claim to be a new car, a 400-horsepower version of the Evora that they’ve been building since 2010.
Way back in 2006 Lotus decided to have some fun for April Fool's with the Load Lugga, an El Camino'd Elise with a tow hook and a tailgate. The joke was obvious. It was the complete antithesis of what Lotus stood for. We laughed then. We're not laughing now.
Hang in there, Lotus fans. New CEO Jean-Marc Gales knows things have been tough for you lately, but he says some pretty badass things are in the pipeline. Things like a dramatically revised Lotus Evora for 2016 and what he claims will be the fastest track cars around.
Beleaguered British sports car manufacturer Lotus is down, but they want to make it clear they are not out yet. The company has issued a statement to hit the brakes on reports that the Lotus Evora, their last street legal car, will bow out of the U.S. forever next year. It's actually just taking a one year break.
Recently we reported some sad news from Lotus; the Evora is going out of production and this may be the end for Lotus cars in America. Now is your chance to snag one of the most under-appreciated sports cars, before all the collectors decide Evoras are the next big thing.
Of course it's bad news from Lotus. That's the only kind of news we get from them these days. On the heels of the storied but troubled British company having to lay off a quarter of its workforce, we learn its last street legal model in the U.S. may be on the way out too.
At just over 3,000 pounds, the Lotus Evora weighs half a ton more than the spritely Elise. That makes it more of a Lotus Escalade than a Lotus Miata... or a Lotus Lotus.
Lotus has produced some fine convertibles in the past — the original Seven, both front-and rear-drive Elans, the Elise — so you'd think a quirky announcement alluding to a new open-top model would be welcome. It might have been if it wasn't from Dany Bahar's Lotus.