Beating off stiff competition, the Lotus Evora has won Car Magazine's Performance Car of the Year
The Lotus Evora beat competition from prestigious marques such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche and Aston Martin.
The 2009 Performance Car of the Year comprised 30 cars, and were tested on some of the greatest driving roads in Britain, including at the Rockingham Motor Speedway, where Darren Turner, a Le Mans winning racer, put the cars through their paces.
Chris Chilton, Assistant Editor at Car Magazine was so taken with the Lotus Evora during the first drive activity in Scotland that he said he would eat his computer if the Evora didn't win this year’s award.
Chilton said, "There are executive saloons that don't ride this well, supercars that don't turn in so crisply, and surely no car on the planet steers like this.
"Lotus has managed to transfer everything that we love about the Elise to a bigger, more refined, more grown up platform...It couldn’t really be much better to drive - the Evora is nigh-on perfect. A winner on every conceivable level."
Read more about the Lotus Evora here.