I don't mind being labelled as stupid but I will admit the Toyota Camry motor is the only reason I do not own an Evora and I hold Lotus in the highest regard. I am excited for the redo in 2015 or '16 with the alleged new motor. I can respect that its more about the experience than the numbers, but I believe Lotus can do better engine wise- every other manufacturer did at that price point. Even with the engine they are using, as others noted, they still did achieve great feats. Imagine if they had just a slightly better engine. Most of the other modern performance 6cyl's do not need a supercharger to get 330+hp.
Wait. I hope your saying that "after you drove the Evora you didn't like the engine." Right? Because if you don't like it just because it has a version of the Camery engine and it is slightley under 300hp, well then yes, your first statement is correct.
that would be like not liking Jags because they use Ford engines or a Bugatti for using VW engines( true it's 2 V8s bolted side-by-side )
I do not this to turn into Jalopnik, where people comment on cars they have had very little or no experience with, but make a summary judgement based on a few numbers.
I love to hate the Veyron. I think it looks like a pig, totally impractical, and too expensive. I can't speak to its performance because I will never get a chance to drive one, so i don't.
I want to love the Nissan GT-R. Super car killer!!!! It is kind of ugly but has great numbers. After a weekend with one I walked away satisfied that numbers tell only the smallest part of the story. to me, the GT-R was just not that fun.
Tromping on the gas for some straight line acceleration get boring very quick