Although the seats and steering wheel are superb, the Evora’s driving position is far from perfect because the pedals are heavily offset to the left. Rear visibility is extremely limited, too, and much of the switchgear is hidden from view.
Lotus Evora space & practicality
Despite this being one of the first Lotuses you can get in and out of without needing to be as supple as a gymnast, it’s still pretty cramped inside. The cabin is narrow and the tiny rear seats in the two-plus-two version are next to useless for adults. At least they give you the option of some extra storage space, because the compact 180-litre boot will accommodate only a couple of soft sports bags.
Lotus Evora equipment
Air-conditioning, Recaro sports seats, a flat-bottomed magnesium steering wheel and a CD player with MP3 connectivity are standard. We’d be tempted to go for the Sports Racer model, though, which brings premium paint and leather upholstery, the two rear seats, a reversing camera, the Sport Pack (sports exhaust and sport button) and the Tech Pack (sat-nav, Bluetooth, cruise control, rear parking sensors and a tyre-pressure-monitoring system).