Lotus has officially announced that its new Evora sports car will be priced from $73,500 – plus a hefty $1,175 shipping cost. The car will go on sale in the first quarter of 2010, and is currently touring the entire Lotus U.S.A. dealership network.
Options include items like a $1,990 Premium Package that includes a more extensive leather interior and lets the owner choose the leather color. There’s also a Sport Package for $1,275 that includes a new diffuser, titanium exhaust tips, black brake calipers and cross-drilled rotors as well as a Sports Mode with more aggressive throttle response, a higher RPM limit and a more limited level of interference by the traction and stability control programs. For $2,995, there’s a technology package with an upgraded audio system, a 7-inch LCD screen with navigation, all the iPod and USB connectivity you could want, as well as reverse parking sensors and steering wheel mounted cruise control. And for $1,500 owners can opt for a close ratio six-speed manual transmission.
The Evora is a 2+2 seater that is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 276-hp, allowing it to hit 60 mph in 4.9 seconds. It also gets over 30 miles per gallon on the highway.
GALLERY: 2010 Lotus Evora
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2010 Lotus Evora Pricing Will Start at $73,500 in the US In preparation for the arrival of the all-new 2010 Evora into the US market during the first quarter of 2010, two Evoras are set to begin a 44 dealer Open House Tour. Following are the Evora’s US market product content, option packages, pricing details and the full Open House Tour schedule.
All-New 2010 Lotus Evora Prepares for Launch While Evora production for the UK and European markets has been ramping up for months to begin fulfilling their orders, production for the US and Canadian markets has yet to begin. Though the Evora has only been shown on a few occasions thus far in the US and Canada, approximately the first two months of production are already pre-sold. To enable more sports car aficionados an opportunity to see the Evora in person, starting Friday, November 13 two Evoras will embark on a 44 dealer Open House Tour of the US.
The Lotus Evora in Summary The Lotus Evora will enter the sports car market as the only mid-engine 2+2 in production. Evora is designed for people who desire the exotic sports car characteristics of stunning design, exclusivity, dramatic proportions and performance. However, it offers real-world usability, surprising efficiency and a unique sense of occasion as well.
Powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 producing 276 hp at 6,400 rpm and 258 lb./ft. of torque at 4,700 rpm, the Evora employs innovative lightweight chassis technology to ensure all-around exceptional dynamic performance, in keeping with the great Lotus tradition. From its beginning over 60 years ago, Lotus’ consistent guiding principle has been to achieve ‘performance through lightweight’ and that’s always meant all facets of performance including efficiency. The Evora provides unassailable proof of this ethos as the only regular production car in the world capable of accelerating from 0 – 60 mph in under 5 seconds (4.9), on up to a top speed over 160 mph (162) while also delivering 30+ miles per gallon on the highway.
Inside the Evora simplicity meets sophistication in an exquisite combination of detailing and hand-built craftsmanship. By using only the finest leather from renowned experts Muirhead, the interior is hand-trimmed and twin-stitched to create a beautifully tactile and visually striking environment. Genuine aluminum instrument and center console surfaces contain ergonomically positioned controls providing a purposeful drivers’ cockpit. The leather wrapped steering wheel is tilt and telescopically adjustable, flat-bottomed to ease entry and exit and made from ultra-lightweight magnesium to provide super-precise feel through the wheel. The adjustable Recaro seats cradle the occupants and, along with the perfectly placed aluminum pedals, complete the optimum connection between driver – Evora – and the road. The rear seat area is cleverly hidden within the exotic, mid-engine profile of the Evora. An Alpine audio system with available touch-screen navigation, iPod™ (and other MP3 player) connectivity, Bluetooth and other amenities make the journey all the more pleasant. The Evora is a pure sports car that you can happily, comfortably enjoy every day.
For peace of mind, the 2010 Lotus Evora has a 3-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty with an 8-year chassis perforation warranty.
Lotus Evora Standard and Optional Equipment
S = Standard O = Optional Engine and transmission: 276 hp 3.5 liter V-6 engine with VVT-I S 6-speed manual transmission S Sports ratio 6-speed manual transmission O Optimal gear shift-point display S Twin polished exhaust tailpipe S
Handling technology: Fully independent suspension layout S Forged aluminum unequal length double wishbones with integral joint S Lotus-tuned Bilstein mono-tube gas dampers (front and rear) S Eibach coaxial coil springs (front and rear) S Anti-roll bars (front and rear) S Pirelli P ZeroTM ultra-high performance tires (225/40 ZR18 front and 255/35 ZR19 rear) S Hydraulically-assisted power steering S BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) S Lotus Traction Control (LTC) – switchable S Lotus Electronic Stability Control (ESC) S
Safety Technology: Lotus lightweight deformable bonded aluminum front structure S Lotus all-aluminum safety monocoque ‘tub’ S Lotus welded galvanized deformable steel rear structure S Lotus side impact safety structure S Stainless steel fuel tank, sheltered within safety shell S 2-stage airbags for driver and front passenger S AP Racing 4-piston aluminum alloy brake calipers (front and rear) S Ventilated brake discs (13.8” front and 13.2” rear) S BOSCH ABS with servo assisted brakes featuring: • Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) • Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD) S Key located remote central locking system and trunk release S Immobilizer and key activated alarm S 3rd central brake light – high mounted S Rear windscreen defroster S Insulated double-glazed rear window, filled with Argon gas S Tire pressure monitoring system S
Wheels: Silver cast alloy wheels (18″ front and 19″ rear) S Stealth Grey cast alloy wheels (18″ front and 19″ rear) O Silver forged alloy wheels (18″ front and 19″ rear) O Gloss Anthracite forged alloy wheels (18″ front and 19″rear) O
Exterior equipment: Bi-Xenon headlights with headlight washing system S Body colored, heated, electric door mirrors S Body colored, heated, electric, power-fold door mirrors O Aerodynamically optimized rear wing and diffuser S Body colored door handles S Chrome ‘LOTUS’ and model designation badges S
Interior specification: Air conditioning system S Adjustable Recaro black leather sport seats (front). Recline, tilt and slide. Black cloth trimmed rear seating area. S Flat-bottomed leather and magnesium steering wheel S Manual steering column adjustment for height and reach S Bespoke aluminum illuminated control knobs and switches S Electric windows S Leather gear shift knob and gaiter S Leather handbrake cover S Remote release glove box S Door storage bins & integrated cup holders S 12-V interior accessory socket S 12-V trunk mounted accessory socket S Lotus command center with auxiliary trip computer S
Entertainment: Alpine CD/MP3/WMA receiver including: • 2x45W High Power Amp (6.25” coaxial 2-way speakers & dash mounted tweeters) • CD-R/-RW/MP3 playback capability S Full speed connection for iPod touch, iPod nano and all iPod models with dock connector S Full speed AUX input S Quick search S Lightweight fractal radio aerial S
Technology Package: O Upgraded stereo system with: • Alpine Mobile Media Station • DVD±R/±RW/MP3/AAC/WMA/DivX Playback • 2x50W High Power Amp (6.25” coaxial 2-way speakers & dash mounted tweeters) • Alpine lightweight amp with lightweight 150 W subwoofer • 7″ WVGA Touch Screen display • Alpine BlackBird Portable Satellite Navigation • Bluetooth mobile phone connection • USB connection for various iPod models, selected other MP3 players and memory sticks • iPod connection and docking cradle in glove box • Full speed AUX input • Quick search • Cruise Control, included in steering wheel • Rear parking sensors
Technology Package upgrades: Alpine/Lotus IMPRINT Sound, Specialized Advanced fine-tuning • Optimization of sound reproduction • Enhanced sound staging and definition within the car O Alpine Reversing camera (day & night) with 138O Field of View O
Premium Package: O • Accent lighting • Leather trimmed tailgate insert panel • Evora logo on dash • Premium floor mats • Choice of seat leather color – Charcoal – Oyster – Paprika – Cocobolo • Leather trimmed lower dash • Leather trimmed door panel below trim band • Leather trimmed door pockets • Leather trimmed footwell side panels • Leather trimmed door sill covers • Leather trimmed center console • Front center armrest – leather trimmed
Sport Package: O Switchable sports mode featuring: • Enhanced throttle response and RPM limit • Sports traction control mode with increased yaw and slip thresholds • Sports diffuser • Titanium exhaust tips • Cross-drilled brake discs • Black painted brake calipers
Paints: Solid Paint Colors: S • Ardent Red • British Racing Green Metallic Paint Colors: O • Starlight Black • Liquid Blue • Persian Blue • Canyon Red • Arctic Silver • Storm Titanium • Solar Yellow Lifestyle Paint Colors: O • Phantom Black • Aquamarine Blue • Laser Blue • Isotope Green • Carbon Grey • Graphite Grey • Chrome Orange • Quartz Silver • Aspen White Premium Paint Colors: O • Burnt Orange • Ice White
Warranty: S 3-year/36,000-mile limited vehicle warranty. 8-year chassis perforation warranty.
Lotus Evora Standard and Optional Equipment Pricing
MSRP 2010 Lotus Evora 2+2 $73,500 Premium Package $1,990 Sport Package $1,275 Technology Package $2,995 Sports Ratio 6-Speed Gearbox $1,500 Premium (IMPRINT) Audio $695 Reversing Camera $495 Power Folding Mirrors $450 Stealth Grey Cast Alloy Wheels $475 Silver Forged Alloy Wheels $1,750 Anthracite Forged Alloy Wheels $2,125 Metallic Paint $590 Lifestyle Paint $1,200 Limited Paint $3,300 StarShield $995 Destination $1,175
Lotus Evora Dealer Open House Promotional Tour
Dates City / State Lotus Dealer Nov. 13 – 14, 2009 Boston, MA Lotus Motorsports, Inc. Nov. 13 – 14, 2009 Bellevue, WA Park Place. Ltd. Nov. 15 – 17, 2009 Watertown, CT Valenti Motors, Inc. Nov. 16 – 17, 2009 Portland, OR Lotus of Portland Nov. 18 – 19, 2009 Branford, CT Premier Lotus Nov. 19 – 20, 2009 Reno, NV Lotus of Reno Nov. 20 – 21, 2009 Huntington Station, NY Lotus Motorcars of Long Island Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2009 Manhattan, NY Manhattan Motorcars Dec. 2 – 3, 2009 Maywood, NJ Park Avenue Lotus Dec. 2 – 3, 2009 Denver, CO Lotus of Denver Dec. 4 – 5, 2009 Hopewell, NJ Sports & Specialist Cars Dec. 4 – 5, 2009 Las Vegas, NV Lotus of Las Vegas Dec. 7 – 8, 2009 Springfield, PA Rothrock Motorcars Dec. 7 – 8, 2009 San Francisco, CA Lotus of San Francisco Dec. 9 – 10, 2009 Sewickley, PA Ascot Imported Cars Dec. 9 – 10, 2009 Redwood City, CA Boardwalk Lotus Dec. 11 – 12, 2009 Cleveland, OH Lotus of Cleveland Dec. 11 – 12, 2009 Los Gatos, CA Lotus of Los Gatos Dec. 14 – 15, 2009 Dublin, OH Midwestern Auto Group Dec. 16 – 17, 2009 Birmingham, MI Auto Europe Dec. 16 – 17, 2009 Thousand Oaks, CA Lotus of Thousand Oaks Dec. 18 – 19, 2009 Grand Rapids, MI Fox Lotus Dec. 18 – 19, 2009 Van Nuys, CA Galpin Lotus Jan. 4 – 5, 2010 Chicago, IL Fox Valley Motorcars Jan. 4 – 5, 2010 La Jolla, CA Symbolic of La Jolla Jan. 6 – 9, 2010 Lake Bluff, IL Lake Forest Sportscars, Ltd. Jan. 6 – 7, 2010 Newport Beach, CA Newport European Jan. 11 – 13, 2010 Minneapolis, MN Lotus Minneapolis Jan. 14 – 16, 2010 St. Louis, MO Lotus St. Louis Jan. 15 – 16, 2010 Austin, TX Lotus of Austin Jan. 18 – 19, 2010 San Antonio, TX Lotus San Antonio Jan. 20 – 21, 2010 Atlanta, GA Lotus of Atlanta Jan. 20 – 21, 2010 Houston, TX Star Motor Cars Jan. 22 – 23, 2010 Dallas, TX Overseas Motors Jan. 22 – 23, 2010 Greenville, SC Lotus Greenville Jan. 27 – 28, 2010 Richmond, VA Euroclassics Lotus Jan. 29 – 30, 2010 Gaithersburg, MD Criswell Lotus Feb. 1 – 2, 2010 Jacksonville, FL Lotus Jacksonville Feb. 3 – 4, 2010 Orlando, FL Lotus of Orlando Feb. 5 – 6, 2010 Tampa Bay, FL Lotus of Tampa Bay Feb. 8 – 9, 2010 Pompano Beach, FL Lotus of Pompano Feb. 10 – 11, 2010 West Palm Beach, FL Palm Beach Motor Cars, Ltd. Feb. 12 – 13, 2010 North Miami Beach, FL Prestige Imports Feb. 18 – 19, 2010 Coral Gables, FL The Collection
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