The Evora looks expensive compared with a Porsche Cayman, but it does undercut the 911, which has a similar two-plus-two seating layout. Insurance premiums won’t be cheap and you’ll regularly get through expensive sets of tyres, but fuel costs shouldn’t be a huge problem.
Lotus Evora quality & reliability
The most frustrating thing about the Evora is the fact that high-quality items, such as the stainless steel buttons and superb figure-hugging sports seats, are undermined by a rather kit-car-esque dashboard. At least the Toyota-sourced engine should prove reliable.
Lotus Evora safety & security
Lotus claims that the unique way it builds the Evora makes it incredibly strong. All the hardware is carried on front and rear impact-absorbing subframes, which should leave the passenger compartment relatively undamaged in an accident. Front airbags and stability control are also provided, and the optional rear seats get Isofix child seat mounting points.