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2009 Lotus Evora, Specification and Pricing - (Australia)

June 5th, 2009
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The countdown to the exciting Lotus Evora has started with the first press drives of the 3.5-litre mid-engined 2+2 coupe drawing hugely positive comments and praise, and Lotus Cars Australia confirming the local pricing of the 2+2 and 2+0 Evora.

The Evora will be the most significant Lotus car to be launched in the last decade and promises to be one of the most exciting new cars of its time, combining traditional Lotus ride and handling attributes with a large, practical platform encompassing a whole new drivetrain.

The Evoras will enter the market as the only mid-engined 2+2 in production. The new car is a more holistic offering than the Elise, Exige and Europa models that have made the brand so iconic.

Despite exceptional international demand for the car, Lotus Cars Australia has secured a number of Evoras for Australia to satisfy Australian demand. The initial global Evora production will consist of higher specification vehicles including the following (although customer can also order vehicles to their own specification now, for later delivery) : 

  • * 2+2 seating configuration
  • * Tech, Premium and Sport packs
  • * Hi-power silver cast alloys
  • * Bi-xenon headlamps
  • * Alpine Imprint Audio System
  • * Reversing camera
  • * Electric powerfold mirrors

These initial ‘Launch Edition’ vehicles include either Ardent Red or British Racing Green as standard, and all other colours from the Lotus range are available as a cost option.

The three option packs (standard on the Launch Edition) will be available as a cost option once the initial run of higher specification ‘Launch Edition’ vehicles is completed. The Tech, Sport and Premium packs add items such as a touch-screen display, iPod connection, cruise control, parking sensors, accent lighting, full leather trimming in selected colour, traction control, sports diffuser and switchable sports mode

A sports ratio six-speed transmission is also available to experience the maximum performance offered by the V6 engine, combining a closer stack of ratios for improved acceleration and greater in-gear response.

Evora is designed for people who desire exotic sports car characteristics of stunning design, exclusivity and performance, being powered by a 3.5-litre V6 producing 206kW and 342Nm, and using innovative lightweight chassis technology.

Performance is spectacular with 0-100km/h in just over five seconds, combined with low emissions and fuel consumption of just 205g/km and 8.7l/100km (combined highway/urban cycle).

Inside, the Lotus Evora cocoons occupants with sumptuous leather surfaces juxtaposed with contemporary high-tech features. With driver focused instrumentation the occupants sit in cockpit-esque surroundings with flush-mounted controls that glow with blue LED haloes and stylised gauges.

Styled in-house by Lotus Design, the Evora’s sophisticated and attention-snaring lines brilliantly disguise its ability to accommodate passengers in the rear of the cabin, giving the car the external characteristics of a small, nimble sportscar belying its real exterior and internal space.

As well as being sold in a 2+2 configuration, the car will also be available as a two-seater, the space in the rear being allocated to luggage storage. An automatic version is in future planning.

The entry level Lotus Evora 2+0 will be priced at $149,990 (recommended price before statutory and delivery charges), with the Lotus Evora 2+2 being priced at $156,990 (recommended price before statutory and delivery charges). The 2+2 adds the convenience and practicality of rear seats in addition to a host of luxury appointments both standard and optional including Alpine audio system, reversing camera and cruise control.

For peace of mind, the Lotus Evora has a three-year 100,000km whole vehicle warranty.

While the first customer deliveries are currently taking place in Europe, Australians will get the chance to experience the V6 Evora for themselves for the first time in the third quarter of 2009. Both the initial higher specification vehicles and customer specified vehicles can be ordered now through the Lotus dealer network in Australia.

Full standard equipment for the Lotus Evora plus cost option equipment are listed below:


Lotus Evora pricing & options

Price : 
(including GST & LCT)

Tech Pack

$8200

Sport Pack

$3095

Premium Pack

$7900

Body coloured door handles

$350

Metallic Paint

$2400

Lifestyle Paint

$3500

Premium Paint

$6400

Powerfold door mirrors

$850

Bi-Xenon Headlamps

$1950

Alpine/Lotus IMPRINT Sound

$2350

Alpine Reversing camera

$985

Stealth Grey cast alloy wheels

$985

Silver forged alloy wheels

$4800

Gloss Anthracite forged alloy wheels

$5600

Sports ratio 6-speed manual trans.

$4800

 

Lotus Evora standard and cost option equipment

S – Standard 
O – Cost option

Engine and transmission

 

206kW 3.5-litre V6 engine with VVT-i

S

6-speed manual transmission

S

Sports ratio 6-speed manual transmission

O

Optimal gear shift-point display

S

Twin polished exhaust tailpipe

S

 

 

Handling technology

 

Fully independent suspension layout

S

Forged aluminium unequal length double wishbones with integral joint

S

Bilstein mono-tube gas dampers (front and rear)

S

Eibach coaxial coil springs(front and rear)

S

Anti-roll bars (front and rear)

S

Yokohama Advan Sport LTS tyres (225/40 ZR18 front and 255/35 ZR19 rear)

S

Hydraulically-assisted power steering

S

BOSCH Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)

S

Switchable traction control

S

 

 

Safety

 

Lotus lightweight deformable bonded front structure

S

Lotus all-aluminium safety monocoque 'tub'

S

Lotus welded galvanised deformable rear structure

S

Lotus side impact safety structure

S

Stainless steel fuel tank, sheltered within safety shell

S

2-stage airbags for driver and front passenger

S

Isofix child seat fastening system in the rear

S on 2+2 seating configuration only

AP racing 4-piston fixed aluminium alloy 2-piece callipers

S

Ventilated brake discs (350mm front, 332mm rear)

S

BOSCH ABS with servo assisted brakes featuring:
Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA)
Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD)

S

Key located remote control central locking system and boot release

S

Immobiliser and key activated alarm

S

3rd brake light – high mounted

S

Rear windscreen demister

S

Insulated double glazed rear window, filled with Argon

S

 

 

Wheels

 

Silver cast alloy wheels (18" front, 19" rear)

S

Silver forged alloy wheels (18" front, 19" rear)

O

Stealth Grey cast alloy wheels (18" front, 19" rear)

O

Gloss Anthracite forged alloy wheels (18" front, 19" rear)

O

 

 

Exterior equipment

 

Halogen headlights

S

Bi-Xenon headlights, incl. headlight washing system

O

Solar glass windscreen

S

Body coloured, heated, electric door mirrors

S

Body coloured, heated, electric, power-fold door mirrors

O

Aerodynamically optimised rear diffuser and wing

S

Body coloured door handles

O

Chrome brand and model designation badges

S

 

 

Interior specification

 

Air conditioning unit

S

Adjustable Recaro black leather sports seats (front). Recline tilt and slide

S

Flat-bottomed leather/magnesium steering wheel

S

Manual height and reach adjustable steering column

S

Bespoke aluminium illuminated control knobs and switches

S

Electric windows

S

Leather gear-knob

S

Leather handbrake sleeve

S

Remote release glove box

S

Door storage bins & integrated cup holders

S

12v interior accessory socket

S

12v boot mounted battery accessory socket

S

Lotus command centre with auxiliary trip computer

S

 

 

Entertainment

 

Alpine CD/MP3/WMA receiver including:

S

2x45W High Power Amp(6" 1/4 coaxial 2-way speakers & dash mounted tweeters)

S

CD-R/-RW/MP3 Playback

 

Full speed connection for iPod touch, iPod nano and all iPod models with dock connector

S

Full speed AUX input

S

Quick search

S

Lightweight fractal aerial

S

 

 

Tech pack

O

Upgraded stereo system with:

  • Alpine Mobile Media Station DVD±R/±RW/MP3/AAC/WMA/DivX Playback
  • 2x50W High Power Amp (6" 1/4 coaxial 2-way speakers & dash mounted tweeters)
  • Alpine lightweight amplifier with lightweight 150W subwoofer
  • 7-inch WVGA touch-screen display
  • Alpine BlackBird Portable Satellite Navigation
  • Bluetooth mobile phone connection
  • USB connection for various iPod models and selected other MP3 player and memory sticks
  • iPod connection and docking cradle in glovebox
  • Full speed AUX input
  • Quick search
  • Cruise control, included in steering wheel
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system

 

Tech pack upgrades:

 

Alpine/Lotus IMPRINT Sound with

  • Specialised Advanced fine tuning
  • Optimisation of sound reproduction
  • Enhanced sound staging and definition within the car

O

Alpine Reversing camera(day & night) with 138 degree field of view

O

Premium pack:

O

  • Accent lighting
  • Leather trimmed tailgate insert panel
  • Evora logo on dash
  • Premium floor mats
  • Choice of seat leather colour
    - Charcoal
    - Oyster
    - Paprika
    - Chestnut
  • Leather door panelling below trim band
  • Leather trimmed door pockets
  • Leather footwell side panels
  • Leather trimmed armrest
  • Fully leather trimmed centre console

 

Sport pack:

O

  • Switchable sports mode featuring:
    Enhanced throttle response and RPM limit
  • Sports traction control mode with increased yaw and slip thresholds
  • Sports diffuser
  • Titanium sports exhaust tailpipe
  • Cross drilled brake disks
  • Black painted brake callipers
  • Engine oil cooler**

 

 

 

Paints

 

Solid Paint

S

      Ardent Red
       British Racing Green

 

Metallic Paint

O

      Starlight Black
       Liquid Blue
       Persian Blue
       Canyon Red
       Arctic Silver
       Storm Titanium
       Solar Yellow

 

Lifestyle Paint

O

      Phantom Black
       Aquamarine
       Laser Blue
       Isotope Green
       Carbon Grey
       Graphite Grey
       Chrome Orange
       Quartz Silver
       Aspen White
       Saffron Yellow

 

Premium Paint

O

      Burnt Orange
       Ice White

 

 

 

Warranty

3 year 100,000km whole vehicle.


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