Lotus Evora S
Minimalism, a tactile experience and balance are the basis for the Lotus spirit as Colin Chapman first employed them when he formed the company in 1952. The Lotus Evora is the latest, and, for the U.S.’s street, currently only, example. It starts with a chassis and central tub comprised of aluminum. The light and rigid structure works in tandem with mid-engine layout, Bilstein dampers and Eibach springs for an enjoyable combination of performance and grand-touring compliance. Designed primarily for two, a 2+2 configuration is optional. Whether sticking with the rear shelf or opting for seats, the back may primarily serve as a spot for the weekend’s luggage. Delivering even more attitude, the forced-induction power plant in the S delivers 345 horsepower, can now be ordered with either the six-speed manual or the six-speed automatic transmission and muscles up to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds. In addition, the sportier model offers an active exhaust system and a larger rear splitter.
Engine: 3.5-liter supercharged V-6
0-60: 4.4 seconds
Top Speed: 178 mph
Transmission: 6-speed manual 6-speed automatic
Torque: 295 foot-pounds