Lotus is set to launch the all-new 2010 Lotus Evora in the United States in the first quarter of 2010. But before that, Lotus will be holding a 44 dealer Open House Tour for two Evora units. For months, Lotus has been busy ramping up the production of the 2010 Lotus Evorafor the United Kingdom and Europe.
However, the carmaker has yet to commence production for the US and Canada. The good news for Lotus is that even though it has only showcased the Evora for a few times in the US and Canada, it has already pre-sold its production volume for the first two months at least.
Lotus, however, doesn’t want to stop there, as it moves to have the Evora shown to more potential sports car buyers by having two Evora examples go on a 44-dealer Open House Tour of the US starting November 13. Currently the only mid-engine 2+2 sports car in production, the Lotus Evora is created for those looking for a sports car that is not only an outstanding performer with eye-catching design and proportions, but is also usable in the real world and is fuel efficient.
Sitting at the heart of the Lotus Evora is a 3.5-liter V-6 engine that provides up to 276 hp of output at 6,400 rpm and 258 lb./ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm. Along with its lightweight chassis, this amount of power is enough to make the Evora the only regular production car that could sprint from zero to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds and reach a top speed of over 160 mph (162). Moreover, the Evora could return over 30 mpg gallon on the highway.
This means that the Evora truly adheres to Lotus’ principle of achieving ‘performance through lightweight.' Amusingly, the Evora features a simple yet sophisticated interior. Lotus used only the finest leather from Muirhead to create a hand-trimmed and twin-stitched interior with exquisite detailing.
Also wrapped in first-class leather is the Evora’s tilted magnesium steering wheel that has been rendered telescopically adjustable and flat-bottomed for easier ingress and egress. Moreover, the aluminum pedals are perfectly placed to ensure the optimal link between the driver, the Evora and the road.
The driver’s cockpit comes with an aluminum-finish instrument panel and center console, both homes to ergonomically positioned controls. Comfortably cradling the driver and the passenger are adjustable Recaro seats. Meanwhile, the rear seat area of the Evora is ingeniously concealed within its mid-engine profile.
Other interior features of the new Lotus Evora include an Alpine audio system with available touch-screen navigation and Bluetooth, as well as connectivity with iPod and other MP3 players. The 2010 Lotus Evora features a three-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty with an eight-year chassis perforation warranty.