A few days before the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Lotus announced that they would blow the top off at the show.
Most people thought that the convertible version of the Lotus Evora would be unveiled.
|Vehicle Type: Sport Roadster||Est. Market Price: €55,738|
|Fuel Tank Capacity: 10.6 gals (40 L)||MPG: 20 city / 37 hwy|
|Length: 160.8 in. (408.4 cm)||Wheelbase: 93.3 in. (237 cm)|
|Height: 44.4 in. (112.9 cm)||Width: 70.9 in. (180.2 cm)|
|Unladen Weight: 2571 lbs (1166 kg)||Maximum Seating: 2|
|Engine: V6 DOHC VVT-i||Displacement: 3.5 Liter|
|Horsepower: 345 HP||Max RPM: 7000 rpm|
|Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 4500 rpm||Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic|
|0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds||Top Speed: 145 mph (233 km/h)|
Based on new Exige S, this roadster is powered by the same supercharged 3.5 liter V6 engine. The engine delivers a total of 354 horsepower and a torque of about 295 lb ft.
It sprints from zero to 60 mph in only 3.8 seconds and up to 100 mph only 8.5 seconds. Since this car is a Roadster, safety precautions have been taken that limits its top speed to 145 mph. This makes this car, the next big thing to look out for.
Lotus's 6-speed "close ratio" gearbox comes standard, also a paddle-shifter option is available based on your preference. The paddle-shifter means you don’t have to take your hands off your wheel as you drive. This also prevents errors during the shifting.
This vehicle also comes with 2 different suspension settings. Standard setting is meant for an active driving experience best suited to the public roads. The other option is developed for the track use.
The exterior is almost identical to the coupe model. This means the new front sprinter eliminates all the broken lines that were on the previous model.
The coupes rear spoiler have also been eliminated to provide room for a factory-fitted soft top for the roof's storage as the driver enjoys a breezy drive. The roof is light in weight and easy to retract up and down.
Inside, this vehicle is a lesson in stylish minimalism plus functionality. The driver can actually specify for comfort an enhanced plush interior, or even go for a stripped down, sporty interior.