The Evora GT can hold either two or four occupants, depending on whether you choose to equip it with the optional rear seat. But don’t be misled: adults will find squeezing into the Evora’s rear compartment as impossible as jamming themselves into a child seat. At least the cabin is covered in faux suede and features aggressive Sparco carbon-fiber front seats standard. The dashboard design isn’t cutting-edge, but it mixes physical switchgear with a cool-looking instrument cluster. While the cockpit prioritizes the driver—as every true sports car should—the Evora’s innards can be customized via Lotus’s Exclusive program. This allows owners to select non-standard paint colors and special leather upholstery. Unfortunately, the Evora’s cramped cabin and thinly padded front seats are not comfortable for long periods of time. The build quality inside is also questionable, with squeaky trim pieces and flimsy doors. True to its all-about-the-driving nature there’s only a little cargo area underneath the rear hatch, no front trunk, and a dearth of interior cubby storage.
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DIMENSIONS Wheelbase: 101.4 in Length: 173.0 in Width: 73.0 in Height: 48.1 in Passenger volume: 48 cu ft Cargo volume: 8 cu ft Curb weight: 3112 lb
The 2021 Evora GT hasn’t been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety . Those who care about having all the latest driver-assistance technology will be disappointed, because apart from rear parking sensors, the Lotus saves weight and reduces complexity by leaving out all of those safety nannies.
The our extensive testing regimen , so we can’t evaluate its real-world mpg.
After receiving mild updates for 2020, the Evora GT enters 2021 without any significant alterations.
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Lotus falls short of other sports cars when it comes to warranty coverage. Not only are its limited and powertrain warranties below average, but the Evora GT doesn’t come with any complimentary maintenance.
CHASSIS Suspension : control arms/control arms Brakes : 14.6-in vented, cross-drilled disc/13.8-in vented, cross-drilled disc Tires: Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2, Size F: 245/35R-19 NO R: 295/30R-20 NO
2021 Lotus Evora GT Review, Pricing, lotus evora and Specs
C/D TEST RESULTS Rollout, 1 ft: 0.3 sec 60 mph: 4.0 sec 100 mph: 9.5 sec 150 mph: 27.8 sec Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 4.5 sec Top gear, 30–50 mph: 8.2 sec Top gear, 50–70 mph: 6.7 sec ¼-mile: 12.4 sec @ 111 mph Top speed : 188 mph Braking, 70–0 mph: lotus evora 148 ft Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 1.04 g
We’d coat our Evora GT in the beautiful Epsom Green premium paint and add the optional Extended Carbon Pack, which not only makes the car look sportier but also lighter by a claimed 49 pounds. Optional black-painted wheels and yellow brake calipers complement our GT’s dark green bodywork. Inside, we love how the Solid Yellow interior pack’s trim pieces and the custom yellow-and-white contrast stitching highlight our otherwise black upholstery. Finally, we’d choose the two-seat configuration and the six-speed manual transmission.
ENGINE TYPE supercharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve V-6, aluminum block and heads, port fuel injection Displacement 211 cu in, 3456 cc Power 416 hp @ 7000 rpm Torque 317 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm
Lotus 8 / 10 Specs Photos Highs Engine’s invigorating engine high-rpm shriek, immersive driving manners, a rare sight on the road. Lows Pricier than direct sports-car rivals, obsolete infotainment system, clutch is heavier than it should be. Verdict The Evora GT is a lightweight and lively machine that triggers a driver’s raw emotions. By Eric Stafford Overview Driving the 2021 Lotus Evora GT is a medieval experience compared with other modern mid-engine sports cars. Yet that’s exactly what’s special about the lone Lotus model currently sold in the U.S.—at least until the Evija hypercar arrives. Nor is it likely owners will see another one at their local Cars and Coffee. While Porsche’s 718 Boxster and Cayman are fantastic to drive and more well-rounded, the Evora GT is more rewarding to masochists, er, drivers who prefer a rawer experience. With a 416-hp supercharged V-6 that sings above 4500 rpm, and primary controls that sync with an excellent chassis, the action behind the wheels is visceral. While the Lotus’ interior isn’t loaded with luxuries, and its lofty starting price can climb even higher with options, the 2021 Evora GT is a machine made to excite the senses rather than make sense.
VEHICLE TYPE mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-passenger, 2-door coupe
While every model comes standard with a 7.0-inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as built-in navigation, the Alpine audio unit looks like it was pulled off the shelf at an electronics store. Not only is it out of place in the racy interior, it lacks intuitive volume or tuning knobs. Instead, the user must rely on tiny buttons that span the bottom of the bezel to adjust the volume and change stations. Those who want to upgrade the stereo can opt for an amplifier and a subwoofer, though.
Every Evora GT features a mid-mounted, supercharged 3.5-liter V-6 that makes 416 horsepower and either 317 or 332 lb-ft of twist; cars with the six-speed automatic transmission get the additional torque. Power is funneled to the rear wheels, with the manual gearbox adding a limited-slip differential for improved traction. The Evora GT we tested wore dazzling Cyan Blue paint and was equipped with the manual gearbox. It launched from zero to 60 mph in 4.0 seconds and raced through the quarter mile in 12.4 seconds at 111 mph. Its Toyota-sourced V-6 is smooth and torquey, and its supercharger emits a thrilling howl once the tach needle swings past 4500 rpm. While we appreciated the shifter’s scintillating mechanical feel, the clutch-pedal effort felt heavier than we’d like. Our GT tipped the scales at just 3112 pounds, which is 100 pounds less than the last Evora we tested. The expensive Extended Carbon pack not only reduced its weight with several carbon fiber body panels, it also added aerodynamic downforce for improved high-speed cornering grip. We loved how chatty its steering feedback is, and how effortlessly the car knifed around corners. The Evora GT rides on 19-inch wheels up front and 20s out back that are wrapped with a set of super-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. This setup helped our tester generate at 1.04 g on the skid pad and stop from 70 mph in just 148 feet.
EPA FUEL ECONOMY Combined/city/highway: 20/17/26 mpg
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