Should You Skip That 911 For Something More Offbeat Like The Lotus Evora GT?

Lotus is the absolute master of the pure thrills sports car, and Matt Farah from The Smoking Tire recently had the opportunity to test out the 2020 Evora GT.

The British car manufacturer only introduced its new model in late July targeting the vehicle at the U.S. and Canadian markets. It replaces the Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410 in the range and is available either as a two-seater or a 2+2.

Also Read: America, This Is Your 416 HP 2020 Lotus Evora GT!

Powering the mid-engined sports car is a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 pumping out 416 HP and, when equipped with the six-speed manual, as the one Farah drove, delivers 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque – the six-speed auto has 332 lb-ft (450 Nm). The sports car accelerates to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds with the manual and goes on through to a 188 mph (303 km/h) top speed.

The Evora GT features calipers and discs from AP Racing, Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers and sits on 19×8.0-inch front wheels and 20×10.5-inch rear wheels fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. Farah notes in his review that, while the suspension and braking components are fairly traditional, particularly compared to the various adaptive suspension systems on the market, Lotus has managed to make an exceptionally capable sports car which is good at just about everything.

In the U.S., the Evora GT starts at $96,950, but the car featured in this test was loaded with options, which inflated its price considerably to over $120,000.

 

  • Honda NSX-R

    I’d add the C8 Corvette to the headline too ?

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      It is going to be interesting to see how the C8 shakes up the sports car market. The C8 should cause accelerated depreciation for many models.

      • Honda NSX-R

        With the C8, not only do you question purchasing sports cars in its price range, but also other cars that are much, much more expensive

    • Jason Miller

      I’d spend the extra money on this car because it looks better. But maybe that’s just me.

    • SteersUright

      The C8 will never sound this good but it will likely destroy this car in performance stats. However, it will also be like 500-600lb’s heavier and therefore feel less agile and connected to the driver.

  • ErnieB

    This lotus was cool a couple of years ago now it’s just .. not gonna cut anymore. Lotus has got to find a replacement really soon. And I won’t go into what the C8 (yes it’s getting old) will do to something like this.

  • Wandering_Spirit

    I love Lotus. I love 911. Buying this would mean losing over half of its price immediately and things would keep like that for at least 30 years. It will become of interest only much much much later. However, if it was a non-financial choice, I would like to get one. They are more original than what is, by now, mainstream stuff in the supercar world.

  • SteersUright

    This thing sounds so beautiful. Sound is so important in a truly exciting sports car. I’d love one of these.

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