The new sports coupe from Lotus is now available in UK. This astonishing car is called Evora.

It has 3.5 litre V6 delivering 280ps and 350N/m. The acceleration is stunning 0-60 in just 4.9 second and top speed ot 261km/h. All this power is put on the road by 6 speed manual gear box. The total weight of the car is 1380kg.

Besides the sporty nature of the car, engineers took care about the luxury inside the beast. Only high quality materials were used for building the car and the result is obvious.

Matthew Melling of Twickenham, UK is the first, who received a keys of a Storm Titanium Lotus Evora from Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars Limited at the Lotus Headquarters where the new mid-engined 2+2 sportscar is hand built.

Many Lotus dealers around the world have already received their demonstrators and Lotus has, so far, received orders for the next 5 months of production. Demand for Lotus' award winning Evora has meant that 150 extra new manufacturing staff have been recruited to support assembly operations in Norfolk, UK, a very positive sign at a time when the global motor industry faces huge challenges. Full production is expected to reach the maximum rate by the end of November 2009.

Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars Limited said, "It is quite an emotional time to deliver the first Lotus Evora to Mr. Melling. The whole team has worked incredibly hard to design, engineer and produce such a stunning and high performing sportscar and it is a great feeling to hand over the keys to the first customer today. The Evora has won many awards around the world already so we are not surprised that there is high demand for the car and I am sure that each customer who receives their car will be delighted with their purchase."

Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars (left) hands over the keys of the first customer Lotus Evora to Mr Matthew Melling at the Lotus Headquarters in Norfolk, UK.

Matthew Melling, a customer of Stratton Motor Company, in Norfolk said, "I was determined to be the first in the world to get my hands on an Evora so with Stratton Motor Company's help, I laid down my deposit within seconds of the order books being opened last year. I have read all the press reviews of the Evora and am so excited about getting behind the wheel – what a great start to September!"

Lotus Evora, 1 of 11
Lotus Evora, 2 of 11
Lotus Evora, 3 of 11
Lotus Evora, 4 of 11
Lotus Evora, 5 of 11
Lotus Evora, 6 of 11
Lotus Evora, 7 of 11
Lotus Evora, 8 of 11
Lotus Evora, 9 of 11
Lotus Evora, 10 of 11
Lotus Evora, 11 of 11

Lotus Evora 2+2, 1 of 8
Lotus Evora 2+2, 2 of 8
Lotus Evora 2+2, 3 of 8
Lotus Evora 2+2, 4 of 8
Lotus Evora 2+2, 5 of 8
Lotus Evora 2+2, 6 of 8
Lotus Evora 2+2, 7 of 8
Lotus Evora 2+2, 8 of 8

Lotus Evora Geneva 2009, 1 of 6
Lotus Evora Geneva 2009, 2 of 6
Lotus Evora Geneva 2009, 3 of 6
Lotus Evora Geneva 2009, 4 of 6
Lotus Evora Geneva 2009, 5 of 6
Lotus Evora Geneva 2009, 6 of 6


Engine and Performance

  • Mid-mounted, transverse
  • 3.5-litre DOHC V6 VVT-i
  • 280 ps @ 6,400 rpm
  • 350 Nm @ 4,700 rpm
  • 0-60 mph in 4.9 seconds
  • Top speed is 162 mph (261km/h)
  • Fuel and CO2 emissions
  • 205 g/km CO2
  • Urban Cycle
  • 22.8 mpg (12.4l/100km)
  • Extra Urban Cycle
  • 43.5 mpg (6.5 l/100km)
  • Combined cycle
  • 32.5 mpg (8.7l/100km)

Braking System

  • Abs
  • Vented discs
  • (350mm front, 332mm rear)
  • AP Racing 4-piston calipers (front and rear)
  • Switchable Lotus Traction Control (LTC)
  • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
  • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)


  • Modular lightweight bonded
  • aluminium structure


  • 6-speed manual


  • Hydraulically-assisted power steering


  • 18'' front alloys (225/40 ZR18)
  • 19'' rear alloys (255/35 ZR19)

Suspension System

  • Forged aluminium wishbone suspension
  • Bilstein high performance gas dampers
  • Eibach coaxial coil springs


  • 2 variants available:
  • 2 seater or 2+2
  • Adjustable Recaro leather sports seats (front)
  • Leather seats with Isofi x
  • (rear in 2+2 variant only)

Kerb Weight

  • 1380 kg estimated (2+2 variant)


  • Flat-bottomed steering wheel
  • Air conditioning

In Car Entertainment

  • Alpine CD/MP3/WMA receiver


Tech Upgrade Pack

  • Hightech Alpine multi-media in car entertainment system with 7'' WVGA touch screen, Bluetooth connectivity*, satellite navigation, tyre pressure monitoring, cruise control, rear parking sensors

Sport Upgrade Pack

  • Switchable sports mode with sharper throttle response, increased rpm limit and sports traction control setting, Sports diffuser, titanium sports exhaust tailpipe, cross drilled brake discs, engine oil cooler

Premium Upgrade Pack Accent

  • lighting, upgraded interior trim, further extensive use of premium grade leathers in a choice of colours: Oyster (Magnolia), Chestnut (Tan), Paprika (Red), Charcoal (Black)

Further options

  • Electric power-fold door mirrors
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Alpine Imprint dynamic
  • EQ system
  • Reversing camera
  • Forged wheels
  • Body colour door handles
  • Sports ratio gear box