Lotus Cars has been around since 1952, initially building its legacy around racecars, particularly Formula One. But decades later, it’s just as well known for building production exotic sports cars like the Elise, Exige, and the Lotus Evora. The Evora has been around since 2008 and is a truly unique vehicle. Despite being an exotic sports car, it offers seating for four thanks to its 2+2 architecture and is powered by the supercharged V6 engine.
The GT model incorporated several changes to the Evora platform. Highlights include a new version of Lotus’s extruded aluminum chassis, revised bodywork with lower door sills and updated front/rear fascias, and improved aerodynamics including a 3-element spoiler, re-designed rear diffuser, and updated front cooling ducts in the nose.
This particular Evora GT is finished in British Racing Green Metallic and features black-finished 19″ front and 20″ rear alloy wheels mounted with Michelin Pilot Cup tires. Braking is handled by yellow-painted AP Racing calipers and drilled/ventilated rotors all around.
Interior materials were updated in the Evora GT as well, with black alcantara and leather covering the hard-backed seats, door panels, dashboard, and lower center console.
Equipment includes heated seats, a 3-spoke steering wheel with a red accent at the 12 o’clock position, air conditioning, power windows/mirrors/locks, premium infotainment radio system with Bluetooth and a touchscreen head unit, and more. The factory exhaust system can be modified via a button on the dashboard which will include a “race” mode that opens the exhaust to a glorious sound. The digital odometer shows less than 400 miles.
Power comes from a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 borrowed from Toyota, which is factory-rated at 416 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. Drive is sent to the rear wheels through a close-ratio 6-speed transaxle and Torsen limited-slip differential.
There is a driving video of a Evora 400 by Matt Farah describing his impressions of the car and driving experience.
This 2021 Lotus Evora GT was purchased new at Lotus of North Jersey and was subsequently shipped out to California by the Selling Dealer. If you are looking for a unique car that provides a “old school” driving experience but also provides the amenities of a new car this might be it. This is the last year of the GT’s and this color combo is hard to find.