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Lotus Evora on its way to showrooms


Lotus has revealed more photos of the Evora, and it is set to go on sale in June... in Europe at least

First revealed in mid-2008, the 2010 Lotus Evora is now ready to go on sale, for €50,412 (NZ$117,200) for the two-seater.

The 2+2 seating configuration will cost an additional €3,000.

To kick off the sales launch, Lotus will be releasing a special version built in a limited run of just 450 cars. Called the ‘Lotus Evora Launch Edition’, the special version will be available in either Ardent Red or British Racing Green, and come with 2+2 seating, silver cast alloy wheels, Alpine stereo, bi-xenon headlights and a reversing camera as standard.

The engine is a 3.5-litre petrol V6 producing 276hp (206kW) and 252lb-ft (342Nm) of torque.

The Evora will sprint zero to 100kmh in just over five seconds with a top speed of over 260kmh. Official fuel economy figures for Europe are 19mpg (12.4L/100km) in the city and 36mpg (6.5L/100km) on the highway.

Standard features include a six-speed manual transmission, optimal shift time indicator, Bilstein dampers, 18in wheels up front and 19in wheels in the rear, a Bosch electronic differential lock, twin airbags, four-piston AP racing brakes, 350mm ventilated discs, halogen headlights, Recaro leather seats, aluminum trim, and an Alpine stereo.

Optional goodies include a 7in touchscreen display with satellite navigation, Bluetooth and USB connection, rear parking sensors and a camera, a titanium sports exhaust tailpipe, an engine oil cooler, a sports diffuser and an engine pack with enhanced throttle response.

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