The Lotus Evora is now available for Australian order. To help its customers go through the decision making process Lotus Australia have released pricing and specification details.
The first bit of news is quite good. List pricing, before statutory and delivery charges, for the entry level Evora 2+0 will start at $149,990. This figure is $13,000 less than the price announced at the Melbourne International Motor Show earlier this year. The up-spec 2+2 will begin at $156,990.
The Evora is equipped with a 3.5-litre V6 which produces 206kW of power and 342Nm of torque. Matched to a 6-speed manual box this is good enough to propel the coupÃ© from rest to 100km/h in a smidge over five seconds.
For the record, the Evora’s official fuel consumption figure is under 9 litres, at 8.7l/100km, and 205g of CO2 are emitted every kilometre. Not that too many Lotus buyers would bother much with those figures.
The car will be on Australian roads some time after July and special ‘Launch Edition’ models will be available in Ardent Red or British Racing Green. Presumably these are the colours they can’t sell in Europe as all other from the Lotus palette are available for order at an extra cost.
Further to the special ‘Launch Edition’ colours are three option packs. These packs will be available as a cost option after the initial run of higher specification vehicles is completed. (That probably brings us back to the original pricing announced at MIMS in February.)
The three packs are Tech, Sport and Premium and add items such as a touch-screen display, iPod connection, cruise control, parking sensors, accent lighting, full leather trimming in selected colour, traction control, sports diffuser and switchable sports mode.
A full press release from Lotus and comprehensive specs are all yours after the jump.
Lotus Evora Countdown: Specification and Pricing
Australian range specification and pricing confirmed for the powerful and practical luxury Lotus sports coupe.
- Confirmed Australian spec levels and pricing
- Deliveries start in third quarter 2009
The countdown to the exciting Lotus Evora has started with the first press drives of the 3.5-litre mid-engined 2+2 coupe drawing hugely positive comments and praise, and Lotus Cars Australia confirming the local pricing of the 2+2 and 2+0 Evora.
The Evora will be the most significant Lotus car to be launched in the last decade and promises to be one of the most exciting new cars of its time, combining traditional Lotus ride and handling attributes with a large, practical platform encompassing a whole new drivetrain.
The Evoras will enter the market as the only mid-engined 2+2 in production. The new car is a more holistic offering than the Elise, Exige and Europa models that have made the brand so iconic.
Despite exceptional international demand for the car, Lotus Cars Australia has secured a number of Evoras for Australia to satisfy Australian demand. The initial global Evora production will consist of higher specification vehicles including the following (although customer can also order vehicles to their own specification now, for later delivery) :
- 2+2 seating configuration
- Tech, Premium and Sport packs
- Hi-power silver cast alloys
- Bi-xenon headlamps
- Alpine Imprint Audio System
- Reversing camera
- Electric powerfold mirrors
These initial â€˜Launch Editionâ€™ vehicles include either Ardent Red or British Racing Green as standard, and all other colours from the Lotus range are available as a cost option.
The three option packs (standard on the Launch Edition) will be available as a cost option once the initial run of higher specification â€˜Launch Editionâ€™ vehicles is completed. The Tech, Sport and Premium packs add items such as a touch-screen display, iPod connection, cruise control, parking sensors, accent lighting, full leather trimming in selected colour, traction control, sports diffuser and switchable sports mode
A sports ratio six-speed transmission is also available to experience the maximum performance offered by the V6 engine, combining a closer stack of ratios for improved acceleration and greater in-gear response.
Evora is designed for people who desire exotic sports car characteristics of stunning design, exclusivity and performance, being powered by a 3.5-litre V6 producing 206kW and 342Nm, and using innovative lightweight chassis technology.
Performance is spectacular with 0-100km/h in just over five seconds, combined with low emissions and fuel consumption of just 205g/km and 8.7l/100km (combined highway/urban cycle).
Inside, the Lotus Evora cocoons occupants with sumptuous leather surfaces juxtaposed with contemporary high-tech features. With driver focused instrumentation the occupants sit in cockpit-esque surroundings with flush-mounted controls that glow with blue LED haloes and stylised gauges.
Styled in-house by Lotus Design, the Evoraâ€™s sophisticated and attention-snaring lines brilliantly disguise its ability to accommodate passengers in the rear of the cabin, giving the car the external characteristics of a small, nimble sportscar belying its real exterior and internal space.
As well as being sold in a 2+2 configuration, the car will also be available as a two-seater, the space in the rear being allocated to luggage storage. An automatic version is in future planning.
The entry level Lotus Evora 2+0 will be priced at $149,990 (recommended price before statutory and delivery charges), with the Lotus Evora 2+2 being priced at $156,990 (recommended price before statutory and delivery charges). The 2+2 adds the convenience and practicality of rear seats in addition to a host of luxury appointments both standard and optional including Alpine audio system, reversing camera and cruise control.
For peace of mind, the Lotus Evora has a three-year 100,000km whole vehicle warranty.
While the first customer deliveries are currently taking place in Europe, Australians will get the chance to experience the V6 Evora for themselves for the first time in the third quarter of 2009. Both the initial higher specification vehicles and customer specified vehicles can be ordered now through the Lotus dealer network in Australia.
Full standard equipment for the Lotus Evora plus cost option equipment are listed below: