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.Lotus Evora S photoLotus Evora S photo1Lotus Evora S interior

Price: $81,000
Engine: 3.5-liter supercharged V-6
Horsepower: 345
0-60: 4.4 seconds
Top Speed: 178 mph
Transmission: 6-speed manual 6-speed automatic
Torque: 295 foot-pounds