THE SLEEK LOTUS EVORA
The Lotus Evora is the fastest Lotus road car of the new millennium that you can drive in comfort every day. Although, when the mood strikes, it’s equally ready for the track or a backroad mountain pass.
Faster, lighter & with more performance than its forebear its the Lotus you can live with every day, a road car developed on the race track that does 0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds, has a boot, rear seats, reverse parking camera, GPS and even seat warmers.
PRACTICAL & FAST
The sports car build for everyday high performance drivers.
The Lotus Evora is built in the true tradition of Lotus sports cars delivering dynamic and uncompromising performance. Although the Evora was designed with everyday practicality in mind, it is still a pure sports car at heart. Based on more than 60 years of Lotus racing and sportscar developments, its torsional rigidity is outstanding.
Sporting one of the strongest chassis available, it allows the suspension to work more efficiently, to provide unparalleled grip, amazing comfort, supercar dynamics and an overall balance that is totally engaging.
BUT IN COMFORT.
Evora. The 'everyday' Lotus sports car.
WHAT DO LOTUS OWNERS SAY?
“The BEST balance of ride and handling car I have ever driven. Whether cruising on the highway or a session of enthusiastic driving on a track, the feedback and chassis balance is outstandingly unbelievable.”
“I like the focussed and minimalist simplicity of my Elise. No power steering, no cup holders, no cruise control, no seat adjustment, no touchscreen, no GPS navigation, no lane control. Perhaps Leonardo da Vinci expressed it best when he wrote: ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication'”
“Alive! That’s how I feel when I strap myself into my Elise. Driving a Lotus is an immersive experience, and I love the tactile signals…”
“I love driving my Lotus , I feel very proud and privileged to own one . The admiration and glances she gets is great . This is my third Lotus and the only make of car I would choice to drive.”
“These cars are absolutely insane. If you want a totally different experience to driving a car (without any of the unnecessary “extras” that cars come with these days), then try a Lotus. I guarantee you’ll be hooked. I genuinely thought I was happy with my car … until I felt what Lotus were capable of – before long I was trading my car in for a new Lotus.
I recommend anyone considering a performance car to test drive a Lotus … Hand me the keys to ANY other car and I would GLADLY hand back the keys and state: “No, thanks, that’s not necessary”
“A single word to describe my Elise would be ‘purity.’ No ‘aids’ or ‘assistance’ of any kind diluting my experience, input yields immediate, unfiltered output.”
THE EVERYDAY SPORTS
CAR FOR DRIVERS
A comfortable driver's interior
The Evora has been designed to strike a balance between everyday driving comfort and a focussed driving experience. Easy to get into, comfortable seats & a 2+2 seating configuration for practical usability everyday.
An Evora can be specified with leather or alcantara and other additions. It’s the sports car you can live with everyday.
A tactile, manual gearbox
The Lotus Evora is one of the last sports car models that you can buy with a manual gearbox. It has a tactile feeling making it perfect for quick gear changes.
Designed for those that love driving and love rev matching your downshifts, engine braking or even double clutching.
Razor sharp power steering
The Evora strikes a balance between amazing driver feel, balance and poise.
The meticulously weighted, hydraulic power steering remains an industry benchmark.
It is the perfect drivers car for the daily commute or your favourite backroad.
High performance seats
The Evora comes equipped as standard with high performance driver and passenger seats. Inspired by seating used in racing cars, they will ensure you are comfortable for long trips or held tight in high speed cornering.
Driver focussed instrumentation
The Evora instrumentation is focussed on driver enjoyment. Just like its racing pedigree the focus is on revs and speed rather than electronic screens filled with other distractions.
The simple dash layout gives you all the important information without any of the distractions so you can focus on driving.
The Evora is has rakish lines and advanced aerodynamics to create a distinctive, dramatic presence on the road.
These elements move air around the front wheels, decreasing turbulence and reducing drag. Sculpted carbon fibre ducts behind each rear wheel vent high pressure air from the wheel arches, balancing downforce across the whole car in a subtle way.
Sports brakes, wheels and tyres
The Evora’s performance is enhanced by its race derived suspension package that uses Lotus-tuned lightweight Öhlins TTX two-way adjustable dampers.
These are combined with immense stopping power courtesy of AP Racing four-piston calipers front and rear, with lightweight 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs.
High performance engine
The powerful supercharged V6 is capable of over 400 horsepower. Ultra responsive and with a angry, snarling growl the Evora delivers a performance punch that matches its looks.
The combination of power, torque and light weight chassis means the Evora will out perform most rivals on the road or track.
2+2 seating configuration
Behind the driver and passenger seats is the tidy 2+2 seating arrangement. Suitable for smaller occupants or as extra storage space for the shopping it makes the Evora sports car even more practical for daily use.
TRACK DAY OR TARGA RALLY READY
ARE YOU A DRIVING ENTHUSIAST?
Use a Lotus Evora sports car every week of the year
The biggest problem we know that faces many sports car owners is where or how can they use it and explore its full potential. Modern sports cars have so much performance that normal road driving isn’t really enough.
When you buy a Lotus Evora from Simply Sports Cars you get access to an annual event calendar of driving events. You can choose to do track days, targa tarmac rally events, driving training and even casual motorsport, our dealership makes it possible.
Join a local Lotus Club in Australia
Another great way to enjoy your Lotus Evora is to join one of the local Lotus Clubs. There is one in each state and they organise a mixture of events including social drives, local motorsport and other driving actvities.
Each club is welcoming and inclusive, creating the perfect way to enjoy your sports car with other driving enthusiasts.
Go to the Lotus Cars website to configure your new Lotus Evora. you can select from colours, interiors and other combinations to build a vehicle to suit your tastes.
Learn more about a Lotus Evora
The stunning new GT410 Sport takes the Evora’s unique attributes to spectacular new heights. Sports car agility, precision and response meets GT car refinement and comfort like never before.
First and foremost a pure driver’s car for the road, the Evora GT410 Sport proves that the value of motorsport engineering extends far beyond the race track. Its functional aerodynamics, bonded aluminium chassis, Bilstein dampers, Eibach springs, forged aluminium wishbones and AP Racing brakes are all motorsport grade, intelligently applied for road use. As a result, focused driving is effortless with precise, intuitive steering allied to huge reserves of mechanical grip, agility and poise. As the twisting tarmac disappears beneath you, the Evora flows, settling into a rhythm, smoothing out rough surfaces, breathing with the road for an enthralling, immersive driving experience.
Whatever the road throws at you – sweeping curve, challenging hairpin or undulating straight, the Evora GT410 Sport demonstrates complete mastery over them all. An elegant, low-drag, fastback design combines fluid lines and a swept-forward cabin with an athletic stance and distinctive presence. The meticulously weighted, hydraulic power steering remains an industry benchmark. A tactile delight, it displays total fluency on the road, transmitting authentic feedback directly to the driver while filtering out unwanted noise, keeping you uniquely connected to the road.
Available as both a 2+0 or 2+2, with a choice of 6-speed manual or paddleshift automatic transmissions, a wide range of options allows you to specify your car for enhanced GT comfort or greater track focus. A touring suspension package is available at no extra cost, featuring Bilstein® dampers with more compliant touring valve specification and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres. The race suspension package uses Lotus-tuned lightweight Öhlins TTX two-way adjustable dampers. Saving 13 kg, they transform the car for hard track use. Immense stopping power comes courtesy of AP Racing four-piston calipers front and rear, with lightweight 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs (front 370mm, rear 350mm).
The cabin includes beautifully detailed carbon race seats (2+0 only) and carbon door sill inserts. The steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, transmission tunnel, centre console and instrument binnacle are all trimmed in black Alcantara®, complemented by contrast twin colour stitching. Optional Sparco race seats are available for both 2+0 and 2+2 configurations, with the latter requiring either the optional wider 10.5J rear wheel option, or the lightweight, forged 9.5J wheel option from the Evora 400. An integrated 7” touch-screen infotainment system with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth® functionality, satellite navigation and reversing camera can also be specified.
The Evora GT410 Sport’s rakish lines and advanced aerodynamics create a distinctive, dramatic presence on the road. The revised front bumper features integrated air blades to move air around the front wheels, decreasing turbulence and reducing drag. Sculpted carbon fibre ducts behind each rear wheel vent high pressure air from the wheel arches, balancing downforce across the whole car. This adds up to 96 kg of downforce at 190 mph, a massive three-times that of the Evora 400, with an improved overall drag coefficient. As a result, the Evora GT410 Sport the most aerodynamically efficient Lotus road car of all. Featuring exquisite quality carbon fibre panels as standard, including the front access panel, roof panel and a one-piece louvered tailgate with integrated spoiler, the flagship Lotus is now faster, sharper and more appealing than ever.
Lotus Evora reviews
…if you’ve got a little petrol in your blood and have never been to a track day, I dare you to visit one of these track days and just stand by the barrier and listen to the guttural drone of Lotus after Lotus absolutely fly by…
…the exclusive Lotus Only Track Day at Mount Panorama. Lotus Cars Australia actively encourages its owners to get out to these types of events to enjoy their cars. It got underway on a Tuesday afternoon where we turned up to see almost 100 Lotus owner drivers from around Australia for registration and scrutineering, followed by an owners dinner with guest speakers including professional race car drivers who were there for mentoring and coaching…
“To me it strikes the right balance between a focused track car and a comfortable daily, in a way that only Lotus knows how to do. It almost felt weird sitting in such a well-appointed cabin with a Lotus badge staring back from the steering wheel.”
Road and Track
“If your trackday life has been spent driving a traditional big-and-fast coupe, you’ll be amazed at the delicacy with which the Lotus treats its consumables……Few cars have ever captured the idea of “road and track” the way this little Lotus does…
…yes, Porsche has its Cayman GT4 and Chevrolet has its Corvette Grand Sport, but as far as I’m concerned neither of those cars inspires the driver in the way that this Evora does……
In this era of the digital supercar, the Sport 410 is a pleasant and constant reminder of how great driving used to be…
…no, the magic isn’t in a lap time, it’s in your core being, in the way that you feel connected to the heart of this magnificent beast when you drive it.”
Here’s what Mark said from Forbes “But Evora is not like the new breed of musclecar-supercars of our era. It reminds so much of days when we had to drive with skill to get the best out of a sports car….
A petite exotic with steering so pure palms on the wheel can sense tire treads nibbling at the pavement, Lotus Evora Sport 410 offers fundamental lessons in the art of driving that more technological sports cars and supercars cannot.”
“The amazing thing about the Evora is that it is incredibly user-friendly. Nothing – and I mean nothing, not even cars with clever dynamic dampers – this side of a McLaren rides this well and goes this fast around corners. The Evora has always been famous for being a plush ride but this is…well, it’s black magic.“
“balance of the steering and the insanely settled ride. Nothing rides or steers this well – as a package – this side of a McLaren 540C (another $170,000 away and with an optional reversing camera)….”
“….A McLaren 570S could not do this. Nor could a Porsche 911 GT3…The soundtrack is so delightful that I roll down the windows, just so I can hear it even better….The car feels as though it is rotating around me, a perfectly balanced ballerina dancing through each corner..”
Ok Car Mag
“…the steering has more feel than 80 percent of the cars on the road…”
“…From Glorified Kit Car to Cut-Rate McLaren….”
Road & Track Magazine
“With the Evora 400, Lotus has built a car that should make any other performance car maker take notice and reconsider what it is that they do.…This is easily the best-balanced four-seat car I’ve ever operated on a racetrack…”
“…It’s the only car here that’s fun when you’re driving slow or fast….
…It carried speed like no other…..
…The steering is untouchable in this company….
…the pedals are weighted to perfection…..
…feedback is absolute and millimeter-precise…..
…without a doubt, the Lotus is the best pure driver’s car in the group…..
…the Evora is the only real car here, in the traditional analog sense…”
“the temptation to take the long way home every time I get back into it has yet to expire…colleagues came back praising the way it steers and its agility, but they were also impressed with how well it rides….“
Destinations of the World
“The feedback you get from the wheel is fantastic; put the nose into any corner and you can feel exactly where the car is going. You’ll be itching to take the Evora 400 on a track“
“it’s a car for people who love to drive…the Evora is positively telepathic in its responses. Most of the time the car is just planted to the track. Push the envelope, and subtle changes in yaw – the precipice of understeer or oversteer – happen so smoothly it’s as if you’re living in slow motion…“
The Detroit News
“…Opting for a Lotus puts you in rare company….“
“…Its song at full boil is a pure baritone/tenor aria….”
Frequently asked questions about Lotus Evora
The Lotus Evora has been designed to be used everyday with all the creature comforts you would expect from a modern sports car. It is easy to get in and out of, has rear seat storage and a plush, comfortable interior. It is the Lotus sports car suitable for daily driving and it isn’t as track focussed as the Lotus Exige or Elise.
The Evora still has all the handling characteristics you would expect from a Lotus but without the compromises to comfort and daily usability.
Yes a Lotus Evora is a rear wheel drive, mid engine, sports car with a 2+2 seating configuration.
The Lotus Evora has a Toyota sourced engine that is supercharged. Lotus tunes the engines and electronics to suit the high performance nature of an Evora. You get the benefit of a reliable powertrain combined with an incredible handling & driving experience.
The Evora is a very capable track car that is comfortable to use as a daily driver as well. While it isn’t as track focussed as an Elise or Exige it can still deliver a great driving experience on the track.