Want a Lotus Evora? You’re in luck, because with the Elise and Exige no longer certified for driving on US roadways, the Evora is the only model Lotus currently sells that is. But it’ll cost you upwards of $100,000.
This one, however, could end up in your driveway for a lot less. The 2013 model is currently listed on Copart. But where most of the cars – exotic or otherwise – that we usually see on the site are pretty much totaled, this late-model Lotus doesn’t look so bad.
The base model launched in 2009, with a 3.5-liter V6. Without the supercharger, it packs a relatively modest 276 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, channeled to the rear wheels through a six-speed transmission – this version equipped with an automatic.
That’s a far cry from the 400+ hp produced by the latest versions, but that only goes to show that the vehicle (and its engine) have more to offer if you spend some time and money upgrading it. Even if you don’t, though, the Evora is still one of the sweetest-handling cars on the road or track.
Though listed on a salvage title, the only damage specified on this example are some minor dents or scratches. With little over 16,000 miles on the odometer, it’s estimated to be worth about $52k. But as we go to press, bidding currently stands at $3,050.
We can’t vouch for its condition or the advisability of buying it, sight unseen. But the prospect of getting a steal on a lightly damaged Lotus could prove irresistible to some.