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Autocar Evora S Review

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Lotus Evora S - Road Test First Drive - Autocar.co.uk
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Given Sutcliffe has been partial to the Evora from the beginning, it's not at all surprising how thrilled he is.

While it's great to see more validation that the Evora really is a 'stroke of genius', I'm not yet convinced it's enough improvement worth trading up on from an already incredibly satisfying driver's car.
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I had the opportunity to drive an Evora for a week. It was one of Autosports Designs' Demo cars. I was so smitten by it that I decided to buy one (eventually).

When I spoke to some Lotus people about it I decided to wait for the S to come out. I definately agree with squidward that the Evora as is is a pretty nice pice of kit. But I decided to wait for the Evora S for the following reasons:

WIth Lotus' new lineup, with the exception of the City Car and ELise, I will probably never be able to afford a Lotus purchased new after the Evora.

Lotus has a history of continuing improvement in build and performance so the later the car (even if not an S) the better it will be - and the article bears this out in general build of the interior and shifter feel.

THe percieved performance value of the S version will be higher since the US price is only $5k more than a similarly eqipped standard version.


THe only thing that scares me about the S is that the performance level of the normal Evora is so good that I regularly drove at speeds likely to get me in trouble. THe extra 70 hp and improved everything may result in some serious hooning.

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Yeah, I had made my mind up to get an LE in the next year or two (especially with lightly used ones in the mid 60k range), but this is making me rethink it. Although I don't need (and can barely use) the extra performance, the build quality and shifter improvements alone are probably worth the wait. That stuff is hard to fix with aftermarket mods.
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