Lotus Evora (2013)
The 2013 Lotus Evora like all other Lotus cars is all about providing entertainment for drivers. However the Evora is more civilized than the regular Lotus car. Also the Evora is bigger than the older Lotus models, yet it is not large. Even with the back seats the car will never hold four grown adults due to the back seats being very small. Given the fact that the Lotus Evora is premium priced car which is extremely small you instantly wonder what the additional features available are. Lotus does not disappoint the customers in this aspect enhancing the Evora with high quality interior and classy materials.
Lotus Evora is a lightweight car weighing roughly 3,100 pounds. Therefore the Evora’s 276 horsepower V6 gives sporty acceleration. The S model includes a supercharged version of the V6 which will add a further 75 horsepower on top of the 276.
The biggest competitors for Evora would be Porsche Cayman which offers excellent handling and BMW M3 which is much more practical. But with the sharp and reflexive dynamics Lotus Evora would match for the driving enthusiasts.
Trim level options
The 2013 Lotus Evora comes in two trim levels, Base and Evora S. In the standard Evora S you can find all the essential features, the wheels are 19-inch in this package. When moving on to the premium package you get some additional features such as heated front seats and leather work throughout the cabin.
There is a Sports package available for the Evora S, which converts this car into a sporty beast with high responsiveness in the throttle. There is also a Technology package which includes the cruise control and rear parking sensors.
The customers are given the option to get the Lotus Evora without the rear seats in order to get more luggage space.
The Evora S comes with the supercharged engine which gives more power to the car. There is an exhaust by pass valve, a heavy duty clutch and a more violent rear aero diffuser.
Power and Performance
The 3.5 liter V6 engine is produced by Toyota. This engine is capable of producing 276 hp and 258 pound-feet of torque. The Evora S version will increase these values up to 345 hp and 295 pound feet. Transmission comes with a six-speed manual and six-speed automatic gearbox with shift paddles.
Time taken for 0 to 60 is roughly 4.9 seconds with a top speed of 162 mph. However the Evora S gallops from 0 to 60 in a staggering 4.6 seconds. Fuel economy of the Evora is around 18 mpg in the city and 26 mpg in highway with the manual gearbox for the automatic gearbox the values change to 20 mpg/ 28 mpg. The supercharged Evora S models performance values remains at the same levels.
When it comes to the safety department the Lotus Evora lags behind with no side airbags. The antilock brakes are capable of repeated 105-foot stops from 60 mph as expected from a sports car.
The Evora has stepped out from the traditions of Lotus when it comes to the interior work. Evora houses rich leather surfaces including carpeting and few buttons at arm’s length where they look elegant and stylish.
The door openings are bigger and the side still is lower and narrower making the getting into the car and getting out of the car easier. There is enough leg space to fit an adult well over 6 feet tall. However it is sad that the steering wheel eats up a foot of space. Also the functional dead pedal is very awkwardly placed and sized.
The rear sheets and luggage space is almost a joke in the Lotus Evora. Even though it can hold up to 5.7 cubic feet, with the narrow shape you will have hard time fitting your luggage back there.
Driving on a twisty road or a genuine racetrack the Lotus Evora feels most at home. Lotus Evora is able to produce out of the world grip when it is nipping around tight corners. There are many sound reducing insulations reducing the nice to almost the level of a “normal” car.
Steering in this car is almost magical, with the automatic steering going around a tight bend is made effortless to the driver. Also the high-tech traction control mechanism along with the stability control system are icing on the cake.