The Lotus Evora was launched on 22 July 2008 at the British International Motor Show. The supercar marks a turning point for Lotus, because the Evora is based on a new vehicle platform – both the Exige and the Europa S were based on the previous Elite platform. Another two vehicles based on the Evora platform will become available by 2011.
The Evora is available as a 2+2 as well as a two-seater. The car uses a 3.5-litre Toyota V6 engine, which, when coupled with Lotus’s engine management system, produces 280bhp. Its six-speed gearbox and kerb weight of less than 1400kg mean that it can reach a top speed over 170mph and 0-60 mph in approximately five seconds.
So popular is the new car that Lotus and Sony have created a virtual version of the car for the computer game Gran Turismo 5! The car features an interior more spacious than its predecessors’ to allow taller drivers to fit inside, perhaps at the behest of Lotus’s CEO, Mike Kimberley, who at 6ft 5″ tall could use the extra space! You might disagree on the car’s level of comfort, however, once you see the video of the Lotus Evora being test-driven in this clip from Fifth Gear:
What special car like the Lotus Evora would be complete without equally special personalised registration? If you’re looking for some number plates for a Lotus Evora, you couldn’t go far wrong with EVO 2A, the number two in this registration looks just like an ‘R’.
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