Although most automakers seem to be favoring autonomy over manual driving, in the case of the 2020 Lotus Evora GT, driver assistance technology takes a back seat to the hands-on driving experience.
To start the Evora GT, drivers must use the car key to unlock the car, turn the key in the ignition and press the engine start button to bring the 3.5 liter V6 engine to life. The Evora, which has a water-to-air charge cooler and an Edelbrock supercharger, delivers 416 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque with its standard six-speed manual transmission.
The Evora GT, which weighs 3,175 pounds, claims a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of 3.8 seconds. Made of an aluminum chassis with a composite and carbon fiber body, the Evora GT also features aluminum aero trimmings and two Sparco seats in Alcantara upholstery or leather, as well as a small backseat. The vehicle includes 19-inch wheels in the front and matching 20-inch units in the back.
Emissions are released through a titanium exhaust system, which burns blue and emits music, most often in loud mode when the baffles are open above 4,500 rpm. The steering assist is hydraulic and the wheel is built from ultra-light magnesium, which intensifies the connection between the driver and the road. The traction control can be deactivated, giving drivers the option of defined directional management.
Lotus Cars, which as founded in 1948, is a British automaker that produces lightweight sports cars and racing cars in its headquarters in Hethel, United Kingdom. Lotus cars include the Esprit, Elan, Europa, Elise, Exige, Evora and Evija sports cars.
The first Lotus Evora debuted on July 22, 2008. A 2+2 sports car with a mid-mounted, transverse 3.5-liter V6 engine, the original model was followed by the more powerful Evora S in 2011. The car served as a Rapid Response Vehicle for the Rome and Milan Carabinieri and replaced their previous Lamborghini Gallardos. After several variations, including the more powerful Evora 400 model and the Evora Sport 410, the Evora GT430 debuted in September 2017.
Prices for the 2020 Lotus Evora GT start at $96,950, and the automaker is taking orders for them now.