Underneath those slinky panels lies a 222bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that drives through a six-speed gearbox. Give it full throttle and you'll bullet to 60mph in less than 5.0 seconds and keep going all the way to 146mph.
Lotus Europa Coupe ride & handling
The unassisted steering is heavy at low speeds but as you up the ante the car becomes incredibly agile, with phenomenal grip and minimal body roll through corners. So it's all the more amazing that it displays a rides quality that many a luxury car manufacturer would do well to emulate.
Lotus Europa Coupe refinement
The engine is located behind a glass screen and has a six-speed gearbox to allow the engine rev less quickly at high speeds, which makes it a fair bit quieter than the revvier engine in the Elise. However, plenty of road- and wind noise still find their way into the Europa's cabin.