The Lotus Evora shows its pedigree fending off
tough competition from the world’s best driver’s
cars to become Autocar favourite.
The competition included rigorous road and track
assessment, using the stunning roads around the
South Downs and the fantastic high speed corners
at the Goodwood race circuit. The feature
included driver’s cars from Aston Martin,
Nissan, Porsche, Audi, Lamborghini and Jaguar.
Chas Hallet, Autocar Editor said about the
Evora, “The best here. Brilliant on the track.
Nimble, delicate and forgiving. Even better on
Autocar magazine in summing up the competition
added, “Decisions don’t come much more clear cut
than this, with nine out of 10 judges placing
the Evora first. This contest is about finding a
car that is not only technically capable, but
also thrilling and engaging wherever you drive
it, and the Lotus nails those criteria”.
The unique mid-engined 2+2 Lotus Evora combines
a super stiff extruded and bonded Aluminium
chassis with decades of vehicle dynamics
knowledge employed to tune its race car derived
double wishbone suspension. The result is a
great driver’s car that offers exceptionally
high levels of ultimate grip, with performance
and braking to match.
Roger Becker, Vehicle Engineering Director said,
"The dynamic ability and driving experience of
the Evora were the foundation of the engineering
process and we are delighted that Autocar has
recognised this by giving the Evora this
accolade. The Evora offers the great Lotus
driving experience in a very comfortable,
practical, refined and efficient package, and
with only 205 g/km of CO2 it shows that the
Evora is a supercar for the 21st century."
Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars commented,
"We are really pleased to win this title as it
not only demonstrates the engineering expertise
and brilliant manufacturing at Lotus, but also
asserts our position in this very exclusive and
competitive sector. There is huge global demand
for the Evora and to cope with this high demand
we are taking on over 150 manufacturing staff,
which is roughly a 30% increase."