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 |  Nov 13 2009, 10:40 AM

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To help promote the 2010 Evora, Lotus has publicly announced a U.S. tour for its new flagship sports car. The Evora will be visiting all 44 Lotus dealerships over the next four months starting today, November 13th with simultaneous displays at Lotus Motorsports, Inc. in Boston, MA and Park Place Limited in Bellevue, WA.

We don’t yet have full U.S. specs on the car, but they should be close to the European ones that list the Evora as being powered by a Toyota V6 engine with 276-hp at 6400 rpm and 258 ft-lbs of torque at 4700 rpm. The car will weighs just over 3,000 lbs (3,047 to be exact) and thanks to a six-speed manual gearbox can hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. Lotus also gives braking distance figures for the Evora with its four-piston AP Racing calipers at each corner with front 13.8-inch rotors and rear 13.1-inch rotors. It will stop from 60 mph in 110 feet and from 100 mph in 290 feet. The car will come straight from the factory with a staggered wheel fitment, with 18-inch rollers up front and 19-inch wheels in the rear. A set of forged rims, which weigh 7.1 lbs less (in total), will be available as an option. As expected ,with the fuel-efficient Toyota engine, as well as the light-weight Lotus chassis, fuel-economy is impressive with 22.8 mpg in the city and 43.5 mpg on the highway for an average of 32.5 mpg.

GALLERY: 2010 Lotus Evora

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See after the jump for the 2010 Lotus Evora Open House tour schedule:

EVORA Dealer Open House Promotional Tour Schedule
Date:     City/State:     Lotus Dealer:     RSVP:
November 13 – 14, 2009     Boston, MA     Lotus Motorsports, Inc.     (781) 547-5959 x222
November 13 – 14, 2009     Bellevue, WA     Park Place Limited     (425) 562-1000
November 15 – 17, 2009     Watertown, CT     Valenti Motors, Inc.     (860) 274-8846
November 16 – 17, 2009     Portland, OR     Lotus of Portland     (503) 292-7488
November 18 – 19, 2009     Branford, CT     Premier Lotus     (800) 411-4551
November 19 – 20, 2009     Reno, NV     Lotus of Reno     (725) 853-1444
November 20 – 21, 2009     Huntington Station, NY     Lotus Motorcars of Long Island     (631) 425-1555 x10
Nov. 30 – Dec. 1, 2009     Manhattan, NY     Manhattan Motorcars     (212) 594-6200
December 2 – 3, 2009     Maywood, NJ     Park Avenue Lotus     (201) 587-9000
December    2 – 3, 2009     Denver, CO     Lotus of Denver     (303) 730-7340
December    4 – 5, 2009     Hopewell, NJ     Sports & Specialist Cars     (609) 466-5305
December    4 – 5, 2009     Las Vegas, NV     Lotus of Las Vegas     (702) 385-5511
December 7 – 8, 2009     Springfield, PA     Rothrock Motorcars     (610) 544-7300
December 7 – 8, 2009     San Francisco, CA     Lotus of San Francisco     (415) 351-5147
December 9 – 10, 2009     Sewickley, PA     Ascot Imported Cars     (412) 741-3300
December 9 – 10, 2009     Redwood City, CA     Boardwalk Lotus     (650) 568-5210
December 11 – 12, 2009     Cleveland, OH     Lotus of Cleveland     (440) 716-2000
December 11 – 12, 2009     Los Gatos, CA     Lotus of Los Gatos     (408) 354-4000
December 14 – 15, 2009     Dublin, OH     Midwestern Auto Group     (614) 889-2571
December 16 – 17, 2009     Detroit, MI     Auto Europe     (248) 642-5622
December 16 – 17, 2009     Thousand Oaks, CA     Lotus of Thousand Oaks     (805) 371-5474
December 18 – 19, 2009     Van Nuys, CA     Galpin Lotus     (818) 922-3683
December 18 – 19, 2009     Grand Rapids, MI     Fox Lotus     (616) 855-3807
January 4 – 5, 2010     Chicago, IL     Fox Valley Motorcars     (630) 654-9000
January 4 – 5, 2010     La Jolla, CA     Symbolic of La Jolla     (858) 454-1800
January 6 – 9, 2010     Lake Bluff, IL     Lake Forest Sportscars, Ltd.     (847) 295-6560,x217 OR evora@lfsc.com
January 6 – 7, 2010     Newport Beach, CA     Newport European     (949) 515-6200
January 11 – 13, 2010     Minneapolis, MN     Lotus Minneapolis     adam.white@lutherauto.com
January 14 – 16, 2010     St. Louis, MO     Lotus St. Louis     (636) 449-0000
January 15 – 16, 2010     Austin, TX     Lotus of Austin     (512) 401-4601
January 18 – 19, 2010     San Antonio, TX     Lotus San Antonio     (210) 828-0077, Wendy
January 20 – 21, 2010     Atlanta, GA     Lotus of Atlanta     (877) 351-4496
January 20 – 21, 2010     Houston, TX     Star Motor Cars
January 22 – 23, 2010     Dallas, TX     Overseas Motors     (214) 350-9171
January 22 – 23, 2010     Greenville, SC     Lotus Greenville     (864) 282-2339 or pam@touringsportbmw.com
January 27 – 28, 2010     Richmond, VA     Euroclassics Lotus     (804) 370-4073
January 29 – 30, 2010     Gaithersburg, MD     Criswell Lotus     (301) 590-8432
February 1 – 2, 2010     Jacksonville, FL     Lotus Jacksonville     (904) 998-9992
February 3 – 4, 2010     Orlando, FL     Lotus of Orlando     (407) 472-4880
February 5 – 6, 2010     Tampa Bay, FL     Lotus of Tampa Bay     (727) 822-2019, x107
February 8 – 9, 2010     Pompano Beach, FL     Lotus of Pompano     (954) 788-9600
February 10 – 11, 2010     West Palm Beach, FL     Palm Beach Motor Cars, Ltd.     (561) 805-5563
February 12 – 13, 2010     North Miami, FL     Prestige Imports     (305) 947-1000, (305) 934-9200
February 18 – 19, 2010     Coral Gables, FL     The Collection     (305) 476-2008