Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Just read this article last night. While I certainly agree with and am excited by his appreciation for the Evora, the article seems poorly conceived to me. Firstly, the Carrera S as tested cost $145k while the Evora cost $97k. That's a 50% increase in price. I know he gives the Evora "points" in his scoring for lower price, but is this even a fair comparison from the outset? Why not compare the Evora S and the base Carrera + PDK, which would be a closer (but still Porsche-biased) price comparison? Additionally, I'm very skeptical of a score-based comparison in which there is almost a 5 second differential on a 2.2 mile track between the two cars and ultimately the slower car wins the overall test.
Don't get me wrong - I love my Evora more than life itself and appreciate any and all good press Lotus can get. However, IMHO this attempt to quantitatively (via scoring) show the Evora wins this comparison just seems strained and a bit like shooting an arrow then painting a bullseye around where it lands.
Standing athwart the automotive zeitgeist.
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