Lotus Evora S Sports Racer
What an awesome name – Sports Racer! It conjures up an image of a thoroughbred track day car. However, look at the finer details and this car is not so far removed from the standard car as the name suggests.
The majority of the changes or additions have primarily been made to assist in improving the quality of the car – and since inception of the car in 2009 there have been many! Other than that, the Sports Racer basically gets a batch of options that are available from the options list, although you have a financial saving over selecting them individually from the Lotus menu. Makes perfect sense – every little helps (as we are constantly reminded)!
Essentially, the Sports Racer is available in a normally aspirated or supercharged “S” derivative. The additional equipment that comes as standard include such things as black alloys, a choice of premium paint colous, MP3, parking sensors and cruise control. It also comes with the Sport Pack which includes options such as a sharper response to the throttle action, cross drilled brake discs and even a diffuser (as well as various cosmetic upgrades to the standard interior trim level). If selected on an individual basis this would add circa £11K to the price tag of just over £64K. However, all this can be yours for just under £67K – a substantial saving! And check out the statistics below: -
Price - £66,850
0 – 60mph - 4.60 secs
Top Speed - 172 mph
Engine – 3456cc V6 supercharged
Gearbox – 6 speed manual
Power – 345 bhp
The interior quality feels pretty good and it is certainly a pretty car. The cabin space does feel a bit restricted and the offset driving position won’t be to everyone’s taste. However, the ride is great and the steering is smooth and responsive. This is an extremely rewarding car to drive in pretty much every way, particularly for the purist, and don’t forget that the Evora is actually a 2 + 2 (although the rear seats would be a challenge for anyone of any stature). It may not quite have the feel of its Germanic competitors, but this can all be forgiven. The V6 supercharged car has a very strong engine and performance, and the soundtrack is also pretty decent. Overall, this is probably one of the best handling cars in the world!
Who wants to lease a car like this? I know i would!
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30 July 2013
Written by Simon