The monthly subscription costs less than what a lot of magazines do at the store. The production values keep getting better and they have a ton of great shows including ALL Top Gears ever, Wheeler Dealers, Chasing Classic Cars, Overhaulin, live racing like Australian V8 Supercars and Isle of Man, and a bazillion other shows.
Anyway, their comparison of the Evora GT and the ZL LE is a lot of fun and you will probably cheer on the Lotus like I did.
I mean is the Evora GT overpriced? Subjective, but most of us would probably say yes. Although I doubt anyone will buy it anywhere close to MSRP. Lets be honest the Evora-line (as we know it) is most likely done. They are just running out the clock and probably clearing out parts. IMO the Evora GT is a bone thrown to US dealers to hold them over. I don't think Lotus is fooling themselves into thinking they are going to gain a ton of new customers with their current line-up of cars. Most people who buy an Evora GT probably have owned another Evora or Lotus previously.
So I will save any bitching about price vs. performance until they start announcing their new cars. I am exciting to see what they come up with in this new age of $60k mid-engine 500HP C8s and seemingly almost every sports car coming out over $40k running sub 4sec 0-60. It seems, HP is coming cheap now and new gear boxes letting cars accelerate in crazy fashion. So I wonder what Lotus will do to stand out. Maybe light weight cars will finally get their due.
I read that Chevrolet is taking a loss on every $60k C8 they sell. So unsurprisingly, they aren’t going to spec many—it’s clickbait for selling cars. A more typical price point after spec-ing the car out is in the mid $90s.
Yeah there is no doubt the pricing is very misleading. No dealer is going to spec a base Corvette. It would need to be special order from a customer. Its likely that base price is going to go up a lot in the next few model years. Making the C8 mid engine was a big step for GM and they want to get these out into a public and claiming a $60k price tag gets it into a lot of headlines.
I absolutely love my Elise, but I wouldn't even consider an Evora GT, as it is crazy expensive versus the competition. I will, however, be seriously considering a C8 Corvette after it's been in production for a few years. I'll wait till they get the bugs out and also for a Grand Sport edition.