For The Lotus Evora offers a heady mix of stunning performance, wonderful control and superb comfort.
Against The rear seats are next to useless for anything but stowage, and the dashboard is a disappointment.
A sensational supercar in every sense – the Lotus Evora thrilling to drive, easy to live with and comparatively cheap to run.
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As well as being treated to an exciting life, Lotus Evora buyers will also be treated to an easy one. Why? Well, there are only two decisions to make.
You see, all Evoras get the same 3.5-litre V6 engine that hurls you towards the horizon with one tiny squeeze of the throttle, so it's simply a matter of whether you want the standard 276bhp engine or the supercharged 346bhp unit. Then you have to select whether you want two seats or a two-plus-two.
There’s just one trim level, too, so you’ll be getting air-conditioning, Recaro leather seats and a CD player.
Having said that, there are some options and packs you can add (if you’re prepared to pay extra) to make you car sportier or more luxurious. The Sport Upgrade Pack provides a switchable sports mode that sharpens throttle responses, increases your rev limit and activates a special setting for the traction control, while the Tech Upgrade Pack gives you sat-nav, Bluetooth, parking sensors and cruise control.
It's a fantastic car to drive, but any owner will have to live with some compromises.