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Lotus announces Evora price

Submitted by on March 9, 2009 – 1:00 pmOne Comment

lotus-evora-11Lotus has announced recently the Lotus Evora price, including the range specification for the European Union and Switzerland. The deliveries of the Lotus Evora in the EU will start in May this year and the model will be named the Launch Edition. The first 450 units of the Lotus Evora will feature a 2+2 seating configuration, three packs (Tech, Premium and Sport), Hi-power silver cast alloy wheels and Bi-Xenon Headlamps. The Lotus Evora also comes with an Alpine Imprint Audio System, a reversing camera and electric powerfold mirrors.

The Lotus Evora is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine with VVT-I that develops 276 hp and is coupled with a 6-speed manual transmission.

The Lotus Evora price starts at 61,189 Euros for the 2+0 configuration and at 64,717 Euros for the 2+2 configuration. The Lotus Evora price varies depending on the country.

First deliveries of the eagerly anticipated Lotus Evora will be made to customers in Europe in May 2009 following an extensive and rapid development program, enabling the whole project to be completed in an extraordinary 27 months, almost unprecedented in the motor industry.

lotus-evora-3The first 450 cars will be built to a high level standard specification which includes the following equipment:

2+2 seating configuration
Tech Pack
Premium Pack
Sport Pack
Hi-power silver cast alloy wheels
Bi-Xenon Headlamps
Alpine Imprint Audio System
Reversing Camera

The Launch Edition includes either Ardent Red or British Racing Green as standard, and all other colors from the Lotus range are available as a cost option.

Following on from these first 450 Lotus Evora Launch Edition sportscars, customers will have the opportunity to spec to a more personal level – but of course they will not be part of the select few who will be among the first to own Britain’s latest sportscar and one of the most anticipated cars of the year, complete with a unique Evora commemorative build plate in the cabin.

The Lotus Evora will enter the sportscar market as the only mid-engined 2+2 in production. The new car is a more holistic offering than the Elise, Europa and Exige models that have been so massively popular and iconic. The Lotus Evora is designed for people who desire exotic sportscar characteristics of stunning design, exclusivity, dramatic proportions and performance. However, it offers real-world usability and a unique sense of occasion. Powered by a 3.5-litre V6 producing 280 PS and 342 Nm of torque, the new car employs innovative lightweight chassis technology to ensure all-round dynamic performance, in keeping with the great Lotus tradition.

Straight line performance is spectacular, with the zero to 100 km/h sprint taking place in just over 5 seconds with a top speed of over 260 km/h (prototype figures). Economy and emissions figures are class leading with the Official European Combined Cycle fuel economy being just 8.7 liters / 100 km and the emissions being just 205 g / km CO2. The other fuel economy figures are equally impressive with Official European Urban Cycle figures of 12.4 liters / 100 km and 6.5 liters / 100 km for the Official European Extra Urban Cycle.

Inside, the Lotus Evora cocoons occupants with sumptuous leather surfaces juxtaposed with contemporary high-tech features. With driver focused instrumentation the occupants sit in cockpit-esque surroundings. A beautifully appointed dash boasts tactile details such as flush-mounted controls that glow with blue LED haloes and a stylised speedometer and rev counter ensuring that controls are both attractive and accessible. Styled in-house by Lotus Design, the Evora’s sophisticated and attention-snaring lines brilliantly disguise its ability to accommodate passengers in the rear of the cabin, giving the car the external characteristics of a small, nimble sportscar belying its real exterior and internal space. As well as being sold in a 2+2 configuration, the car will also be available as a two-seater, the space in the rear being allocated to luggage storage. Other derivatives are also planned for the long term future, including a convertible and a version with automatic transmission.

The first production Lotus Evoras have already started down the assembly line at Lotus’ high tech manufacturing facilities in Worcester UK (where the advanced extruded and bonded aluminum chassis is made) and at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel UK. Build volumes are expected to ramp up steadily over the next few months with a target of 34 Lotus Evoras being made each week by July 2009. This manufacturing volume is in addition to the current build volume for Lotus small car platform vehicles (Elise, Exige, Europa and 2-Eleven) of 44 per week building to 55-60 per week in the run up to the northern hemisphere summer.

For peace of mind, the Lotus Evora has a 3 year 100,000 km (60,000 miles) whole vehicle warranty with an 8 years chassis perforation warranty for EU markets.

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