Car reviews - Lotus - Evora - 400
The Lotus Evora 400 is lighter, faster yet more luxurious than ever
30 Jun 2016
WHEN the silky-skinned Lotus Evora lobbed in 2009 it was meant to be the British track car that doubled as a comfortable everyday coupe targeting the Porsche Cayman with pricing from just over $150,000 plus on-road costs.
It then attached a supercharger to its Toyota-derived 3.5-litre V6 and became pricier, but seven years following the original model Lotus has now further overhauled the chassis and interior as part of a mid-life upgrade that makes the Evora lighter and more powerful than before.
It is also more aggressive to look at. And again, the price creeps upwards.
As Lotus aims to re-establish itself with a new importer in Australia, however, can the improvements to the latest Evora 400 make this niche British coupe more competitive against the fierce, chiefly German sportscar brigade?
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Model release date: 1 June 2016
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