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While the new Lotus Evora has already launched in Europe, the official release of the car in the U.S. has yet to take place. Normally we wouldn't have the full U.S. specifications until that time, but a three page tech sheet from Lotus has leaked out with all the juicy details.

And while so often the U.S. market gets the shaft when it comes to high performance cars, it appears as though Lotus won't be watering down its new flagship when it makes its debut stateside.

The Evora will be powered by a Toyota V6 engine and output is rated at 276hp at 6400 rpm, while torque is 258 ft-lbs at 4700 rpm. The car will weight just over 3,000 lbs (3,047 to be exact) and thanks to a six-speed manual gearbox will be able to hit 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds. 100 mph will come in 12.3 seconds. There is no mention of an automatic transmission, but one is expected to be offered. A sports transmission with shorter gears is an option.

Lotus also gives braking distance figures for the Evora with its four-piston AP Racing calipers at each corner with front 13.8-inch rotors and rear 13.1-inch rotors. It will stop from 60 mph in 110 feet and from 100 mph in 290 feet.

The car will come straight from the factory with a staggered wheel fitment, with 18-inch rollers up front and 19-inch wheels in the rear. A set of forged rims, which weigh 7.1 lbs less (in total), will be available as an option.

As expected ,with the fuel-efficient Toyota engine, as well as the light-weight Lotus chassis, fuel-economy is impressive with 22.8 mpg in the city and 43.5 mpg on the highway for an average of 32.5 mpg.
 

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43.5 mpg highway? Not many sports tourers even approach that. Would make the Evora a very competitive daily driver for someone who was thinking of buying an AMV8, 911 or Maserati...
 

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My 120hp v-twin Harley Davidson Sportster doesn't even get 43.5mpg highway.

How the hell does a v6 engine vehicle with 10x more weight get better fuel economy?
 

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Sounds like the mileage is quoted in Imperial MPG not US.
 

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I believe someone mentioned that the US average is/will be around 27mpg, as opposed to 32.5
 

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Imperial Gallon is roughly 1.2 US Gallons... 43.5 / 1.2 = 36.5 mpg

Sounds about right.
 

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it can probably be attributed to a much lower drag coefficient that the elise/exige
 

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My handy dandy calculator gives 8.7 liters/100 km equals 27.04 miles per gallon (US).

Motorcycles, especially large and air cooled in the HD style, have notoriously poor mileage due to poor aerodynamic drag, high weigh, and poor engine efficiency.
 

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What?

Adrian with St. Louis Motorsports gave us all this scoop with the very same information 2 days ago.
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170/official-u-s-specs-74418/
Lotus Enthusiast reposts that and now it is going on Jalopnik and Autocar and other electronic sites. And this site now quotes other sources than its very own? :shrug:

Give credit where credit is due.
 

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3047 lbs?? I thought it was supposed to be around 2700 lbs?
 

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32.5 mpg? Time to dump my Elise and get this. In 30 years, the rising gas price will make up all the price difference I am paying today...
 
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