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FUNRARI 01-21-2010 11:06 AM

Lotus Evora Test Drive
 
I just received an invite in the mail to view/test-drive the new Lotus Evora from Criswell Chevy, did anyone else get one?

"Intruducing the all-new 2010 Lotus Evora, the world's only mid-engine 2+2 vehicle and the only car in the world capable of accelerating from 0-60 in under 5 seconds...".

:steeringwheel:

JUNGLISTluder 01-21-2010 11:51 AM

I received this about a week ago. I'm scheduling my test for 1/30. i'm sure i received this as a former criswell lotus customer/owner. are you also a current/former lotus owner? just wondering if they're sending these to only lotus owners or all criswell customers.

barcheta 01-21-2010 12:08 PM

I got one too. BST1 and I will probably be over there the 30th

Neonzapper 01-21-2010 03:13 PM

:bulb:In pictures, the styling has a mini-458nish about it.

redtrman 01-21-2010 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by FUNRARI (Post 109252)
the only car in the world capable of accelerating from 0-60 in under 5 seconds...".

:steeringwheel:

False advertising or am I missing something? Anyone like to place a bet on that statement?

Neonzapper 01-21-2010 06:12 PM

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I checked my invitation and here's the entire claim (which includes a mpg stipulation)...

wetpet 01-21-2010 07:23 PM

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FUNRARI 01-26-2010 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JUNGLISTluder (Post 109254)
I received this about a week ago. I'm scheduling my test for 1/30. i'm sure i received this as a former criswell lotus customer/owner. are you also a current/former lotus owner? just wondering if they're sending these to only lotus owners or all criswell customers.

I've never owned a Lotus although I test drove an Esprit Turbo several years ago and it didn't feel quite right to me at the time, I test drove the new C6 at Criswell awhile back too.... I've RSVP'd for Friday night, Jan. 29, it should be interesting. :thumbsup: Is anyone else planning on going Fri. night?

KKRace 01-26-2010 09:49 AM

It looks like the copied style from a Tesla? :)

kvisser 01-26-2010 12:28 PM

more like...
 
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Originally Posted by KKRace (Post 109717)
It looks like the copied style from a Tesla? :)

The Tesla was uniquely developed from the Lotus frame. It only shares 7% of its components with the Elise.

regards
ken

KKRace 01-26-2010 12:42 PM

I was just trying to be funny.

kvisser 01-26-2010 01:25 PM

I was
 
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Originally Posted by KKRace (Post 109725)
I was just trying to be funny.

I was trying to be stupid. mission accomplished:thumbsup:

cheers

John Hendricks, founder of discovery, has one. Interesting car. Says its the fastest car that he has driven.

kcv

KKRace 01-26-2010 02:26 PM

They had a test drive thing going on last summer for Tesla. I wanted to get down there but had something going on that day. I'd like to drive one just for fun one day.

bst1 02-01-2010 04:38 PM

test drive
 
Anyone drive the Lotus? Didn't go due to snow storm. Didn't want to go and NOT drive!

FUNRARI 02-15-2010 07:02 PM

I stopped by there after work and checked out the new Lotus Evora, so here goes, (which was good because it snowed a lot the next day and the wussy's cancelled everything):

Styling
It is a pretty car, even though its' billed as a 2+2, the only way 2 people could possibly sit back there is if Mini-Me was driving and Gary Coleman was in the passenger seat. The engine is visible through glass but oddly its covered with a plastic cover, (I guess they don't want to make it too obvious that a Camry V6 lives under there). The interior is nicely finished but you get the feeling that everything is miniature and a little claustrophobic.

Driving Impressions
It handled very well and I was allowed to push it as much as I'd like and I did - it seemed very peppy, the pedals were nicely spaced apart, the brake pedal is very sensitive. There was a lot of road noise as if there was little or no insulation in the a car. The engine note was very disappointing although he said a performance exhaust would become available....

Overall
After getting out of the car I asked the salesman; what's the sticker and I was staggered to get the reply $85 large plus shipping, tax etc., (I would have guessed 40-50K), spending this kind of money for a sports car I fully expect the hairs on the back of my neck to stand up - sadly not the case here..., I was not feeling it although I'm sure many Lotus diehards will love it.

barcheta 02-15-2010 07:15 PM

Good review! They are smoking some good shit though asking $85K for it. I see it being $40-50K a year from now on the used car market.

wetpet 02-15-2010 07:54 PM

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yeah, you gotta wonder who their market is. that's a weird price point.



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Neonzapper 02-22-2010 06:50 PM

:drummer:
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Originally Posted by FUNRARI (Post 111749)
...the only way 2 people could possibly sit back there is if Mini-Me was driving and Gary Coleman was in the passenger seat.

:grin2::argh::Dancing-Chilli::dancebananas::pianobanana::fryingpan:

Granucci 02-23-2010 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by barcheta (Post 111750)
Good review! They are smoking some good shit though asking $85K for it. I see it being $40-50K a year from now on the used car market.

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Originally Posted by wetpet (Post 111752)
yeah, you gotta wonder who their market is. that's a weird price point.


Strange price point and way too high. I'd rather buy a vintage 355 :D

bryanp 02-26-2010 10:05 AM

Let me preface this by saying that we have always worshipped Lotus and Colin Chapman in our household. We also restored Lotus Europa twin-cams back in the day.

Ok, 85k???????? why would they doom themselves like this?? It's beyond comprehension. If it were me, I'd go for THIS for a lot less than an Evora. And the price difference pays for several years of service.
http://www.ferraris-online.com/pages...FE-550M-116058


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