I do not compare, nor does anyone else (techs, magazines etc) compare an Evora or Evora S with a 911. Its direct competition is the Cayman and the Cayman s. Using that comparison, it is overpriced. You can't justify the comparo with the wrong vehicle.
I stand by an "S" loaded for 80K, they'll sell a bunch of them. Many folks just like myself were very interested when the Evora came out as it could have been a natural progression and replacement for a 5+yr old car. But, that price was a huge turnoff. Now they want to sell year old Evoras launch models for 70K?? It is a year old, it has already depreciated more than that. If Lotus is going to enter the UNREALISTIC zone with future pricing, SEEYA!!! I have learned after 49yrs that if I think that way, so do a million others!
If I could have bought a loaded base Evora for 70K out the door last year, it would have been logical to trade in for the Elise before something breaks esp for a 25K tradein(high end dream I know but LRG and Red is very resaleable). That 45K transaction price was quite reasonable. Lotus is experiencing a reality check at present. They shot high in a bad econony and sales fell flat. Prove me wrong, but I expect a lot of Evora S's on the lots for a year with this price. I hope I'm wrong because I want Lotus to succeed!!!
Again 70K for a loaded Base model and 80K for a loaded "S" model!! Those are realistic numbers. They need to get cars on the road to build brand recognition before an upmarket move will succeed!!!
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18 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Visconti Verde/Brown Leather Remus Catback,Eurocompulsion Phase 2 V2 intake, 390HP/443ft-lb Tq!
16 Range Rover Sport HSE, Montalcino Red w/Ivory Leather-[/COLOR]- 456HP/412ft-lb Tq
12 Maxda MX-5 Miata GT PRHT True Red/Black leather
11 Lotus Evora "S" Persian Blue, Grey/Black Suedetex/Leather
Last edited by brgelise; 02-12-2011 at 06:23 AM.