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post #16 of 34
Dan Neil goes crazy for the Evora:

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All right then. I present to you perhaps the most fun available on four wheels: The 2010 Lotus Evora. No, not fun. Joy. Inexpressible, diamond-showering, running-naked-through-a-field-of-virgins ecstasy. Handling perfection. This is transit gloria, and it is sick.

In my career as an automotive journalist, I've never written these words: I am going to buy one.

(The bolded sentence is why Dan Neil is the greatest car reviewer writing today.)

http://www.latimes.com/classified/au...,6308815.story

--Andre
post #17 of 34
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Originally Posted by Sprezzatura2010 View Post
Thanks, Lotus, for showing me my next car. Not immediately, but probably in the next 5-7 years.

+1 but maybe sooner.
post #18 of 34
If I wanted to run through a field of virgins, I'd run through an anime convention.

All the reviews glow about this car, glossing over minor things like unreadable gauges. Haven't seen one in person here yet, but I'm hoping to.
post #19 of 34
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Originally Posted by Alias View Post
If I wanted to run through a field of virgins, I'd run through an anime convention.

post #20 of 34
Never liked the Lotus's in general. I'd like to think that paying that much for a sporty looking car would give more than a Camry's engine.
post #21 of 34
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Originally Posted by chrisjustinparr View Post
Never liked the Lotus's in general. I'd like to think that paying that much for a sporty looking car would give more than a Camry's engine.

If you really like the looks I would look at the Rossion Q1(or noble M400) thats 70 grand and has 450hp. Looks very similar to the euvora but hauls ass. Euvora would get kiled buy any car on the highway. Haven't seen how good they are on the track.

http://www.rossioncars.com/
post #22 of 34
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Originally Posted by turboman808 View Post
If you really like the looks I would look at the Rossion Q1(or noble M400) thats 70 grand and has 450hp

70K doesn't include engine and transaxle. That's $26K more. It's a kit car not comparable at all to the Evora, which is a finished product that you can drive off the lot with dealers and service centers throughout the US.

--Andre
post #23 of 34
Friend snagged a drive in an Evora about a month ago... the report back was it's more refined than your Exige and Elise, natch, but still feels a bit kit car-ish with the aftermarket looking radio and other things that don't quite match the level of refinement you're expecting when someone tells you this is a Lotus made for the "regular" person. It's more of a Lotus daily driver for the enthusiast than the average Joe, whereas the Exige/Elise are more weekend/track toys. That said, handling was superb, the tuned Toyoto engine was amazing, but being a pre-production test vehicle, it still had some issues with fit/finish and electricals.
post #24 of 34
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Originally Posted by chrisjustinparr View Post
Never liked the Lotus's in general. I'd like to think that paying that much for a sporty looking car would give more than a Camry's engine.

horsepower and torque are horsepower and torque imo. I'm glad they use reliable engines that don't cost a fortune to maintain. Nimbleness and awesome cornering are what lotus is about, not brute force performance. It's not trying to be a supercar.

Anyway, I think it's a beautiful car. I'm definitely keeping my eye on it for a couple years down the road.
post #25 of 34
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Originally Posted by turboman808 View Post
If you really like the looks I would look at the Rossion Q1(or noble M400) thats 70 grand and has 450hp. Looks very similar to the euvora but hauls ass. Euvora would get kiled buy any car on the highway. Haven't seen how good they are on the track.

http://www.rossioncars.com/

what? Just...what?

A tuned V6 in a car that weighs less than a ton?

That's going to whip you along faster than 98% of what's on the road.
post #26 of 34
It will be intersting to see the comparos between this and the Cayman S. Probably the Evora will be a slightly better track car, but the Porsche seems like it would be move liveable on a daily basis not to mention ~$20k cheaper.
post #27 of 34
Looks a lot like an old Geo Storm (especially in profile) a friend of mine used to drive. Just sayin.
post #28 of 34
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Originally Posted by chrisjustinparr View Post
Never liked the Lotus's in general. I'd like to think that paying that much for a sporty looking car would give more than a Camry's engine.

Clearly you've never ridden in/driven a Lotus Elise. There's little top end but that thing is crazy quick and agile. I expect similar (probably better top end and obvviously more comfortable) from the Evora.

For $50k (the elise brand new) you can beat most chumps in their ferraris, porsches and M3s (at least according to my friend that owned one).
post #29 of 34
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Originally Posted by Jodum5 View Post
Clearly you've never ridden in/driven a Lotus Elise. There's little top end but that thing is crazy quick and agile. I expect similar (probably better top end and obvviously more comfortable) from the Evora.

For $50k (the elise brand new) you can beat most chumps in their ferraris, porsches and M3s (at least according to my friend that owned one).

He should also stay away from the $50k Ariel Atom with it's 2L Honda engine. Sure, it only weighs about 1300lbs and does 0-60 in about 3 seconds, but it's just a Honda engine.
post #30 of 34
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He should also stay away from the $50k Ariel Atom with it's 2L Honda engine. Sure, it only weighs about 1300lbs and does 0-60 in about 3 seconds, but it's just a Honda engine.

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