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):
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.
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....
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.