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Has anyone noticed the inconsistencies in 0-60 times? Everything I've read from Lotus states, under 5 seconds or 4.9 however, the magazines and Fifth Gear states anywhere from 4.8 to 5.1 :shrug:
 

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Has anyone noticed the inconsistencies in 0-60 times? Everything I've read from Lotus states, under 5 seconds or 4.9 however, the magazines and Fifth Gear states anywhere from 4.8 to 5.1 :shrug:
I'm a lot more inclined to believe the 5+ time.

So it looks like, yeah they liked it, but on the last paragraph it says the Porsche is a better buy due to pricing.


So why the reticence? Well, it boils down to the price. Even the rear seat-less '2+0' model is a few grand more expensive than the Porsche Cayman S, which would still be the sensible buy, despite slightly better fuel economy and emissions from the Lotus.

But that's OK. Lotus doesn't want to build as many cars as Porsche does, so you can bask in its exclusivity. And just look at it.
 

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I'm a lot more inclined to believe the 5+ time.

So it looks like, yeah they liked it, but on the last paragraph it says the Porsche is a better buy due to pricing.


So why the reticence? Well, it boils down to the price. Even the rear seat-less '2+0' model is a few grand more expensive than the Porsche Cayman S, which would still be the sensible buy, despite slightly better fuel economy and emissions from the Lotus.

But that's OK. Lotus doesn't want to build as many cars as Porsche does, so you can bask in its exclusivity. And just look at it.
With a 1st year 2000 car allocation for the world, Lotus won't make a dent in Porsche's market but at the same time, Lotus will have zero problems selling Evora's which would create demand--lets just hope they learned from the Elise and not over-produce the model to keep demand high.

After thinking it over, Lotus has always been conservative on 0-60 times as has many automobile manufacturers so it is conceivable with the right driver, 4.8 is doable but for now, I'l believe a 4.9 time as stated by Lotus.
 

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0-60 is overrated anyways, 5-60 is much more important IMO, and the evora should do decent in that with its midrange power
 

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Has anyone noticed the inconsistencies in 0-60 times? Everything I've read from Lotus states, under 5 seconds or 4.9 however, the magazines and Fifth Gear states anywhere from 4.8 to 5.1 :shrug:
4.8 - 5.1 sounds VERY consistant to me ?? :shrug:
 

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Has anyone noticed the inconsistencies in 0-60 times? Everything I've read from Lotus states, under 5 seconds or 4.9 however, the magazines and Fifth Gear states anywhere from 4.8 to 5.1 :shrug:
really? Thats inconsistent? .3 of a difference between different people testing a car. That time depends on getting everything the same every time. Get a slightly different surface with a different driver and of course it will result in a slightly different time. Plus, can you really tell if you made it to 60 in 5.1 instead of 4.8 seconds?
 

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I can't wait to see it in person. I guess I will in about 18 days though.
 

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really? Thats inconsistent? .3 of a difference between different people testing a car. That time depends on getting everything the same every time. Get a slightly different surface with a different driver and of course it will result in a slightly different time. Plus, can you really tell if you made it to 60 in 5.1 instead of 4.8 seconds?
Yes, that's inconsistent but I blame bad weather since we all know it was raining when the media drove the cars. I expect a more consistent 0-60 time once the editors are able to drive it in dry weather climate. My point however, "published" 0-60 times are usually .1 difference from the folks whom drive these vehicles so to see an inconsistencies of "published" times is what I was referring to. That's neither here nor there since weather is to blame but I also never noticed these inconsistencies with Porsche.
 

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Where's the mystery?

I think you'll find the 5.1 time is for 0-62mph (100kph).

That would be consistent with a 0-60 time of 4.9.

The 0-100kph measure is what 90% of the world uses.

The British 0-62 is simply for the metrically challenged...:D
 
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