Lotus has worked on re-building its reputation of being nonperforming. Most people who used these car models before still doubt whether history will repeat itself. According to OSV, Lotus Elan’s car brands have been in the market for more than 60 years and have improved their overall design to suit drivability to its users. In the past, the company has been on the watchlist, considering how many incidences that users have reported. Some claim they were poorly built and filled with draughts and leaks, making them unreliable. A closer look at the 2021 Lotus Evora GT might be the only way to change people’s minds or make them confirm their worst fears.
- Powertrain: supercharged 3.5-liter V6- six speed manual- rear-wheel drive
- Horsepower: 416 @ 7,000 revolutions-per-minute
- Torque: 317 lb-ft at 3,500 revolutions-per-minute
- 0-60: 3.8 seconds (estimated)
- Top speed: 188 meters-per-hour
- Curb weight: 3,175lbs
- Seating capacity: 4 passengers
- EPA fuel economy: 17 miles-per-gallon city 26 highway- 20 combined
- Quick take: The 2021 Lotus Evora GT might not be a perfect car, but it’s beat its competitors in many ways.
According to Car Buzz, the Evora G replaces Evora 400 and Evora 410. Besides having more power, it generates up to 141 pounds of speed, giving you the ultimate drivability experience you deserve. What’s more, it weighs 71 pounds less than its predecessors.
1. Engine, performance, and transmission
This beast has a 3.5L supercharged V6 gas-powered horse-power, producing up speeds of up to 6 on manual and six automatics. According to The Drive, it also has 19-inch wheels in the front arches and 20 at the back, giving you the chance to swerve the car along the road at all angles aggressively. If you prefer the manual option, we recommend you utilize the limited-slip differential, to help you handle and corner it without breaking a sweat. Its automatic option, on the other hand, is less exciting. The interior is made from Alcantara upholstery with a dash of aluminum ascents, emphasizing uniqueness and durability.
Evora GT looks powerfully content. It’s that one car you would want to flaunt on Instagram. Think of the unique bi-xenon headlight housing, almost resembling a shark’s face. Doesn’t it look like the car you will want everyone to know that you own? That aside, its gaping center mimics canines, like a Jaguar. Now, go back to the subtle chin that finishes off the look. Its 19/20-inch wheels are the icing on the cake. Before opening it, marvel at the louvered window before the subtle duckbill spoiler. Let’s not get started about the central exhaust sitting below the framed vents on both sides of the rear bumper. Doesn’t it look like the sportscar choice you’ve ever prayed to have?
3. Exterior colors
Color is another vital aspect you pay attention to when choosing a car. It’ll please you to know that Evora GT comes in 30 different finishes. You will be spoilt for choices, be it metallic yellow, sky blue, old English white, cyan blue, Evora silver metallic, or nightfall blue metallic. However, keep in mind that the roof is black regardless of your color choice. But you are allowed to customize it in woven carbon fiber.
4. Infotainment and driver-assistance features
The last thing you need is spending a heftier amount of cash on a car only to realize it doesn’t give value to your money. Unfortunately, the GT model lacks an adaptive suspension. It would help if you tuned it on the road instead. The car is designed to make you feel like you’re driving a mechanical machine, which is admissible if a less-masculine daily vehicle is all you want. When it comes to the clutch, gather all your energy because it’s heavier than an elephant. That’s not what you want when you’re stuck in traffic. Surprisingly, that’s what Evora is all about. It takes exceptional skills and experience to swerve, leave alone swerve an Evora on the road. However, there is always a silver lining to everything. Evora GT has outperformed traction and neck-straining cornering ability thanks to its Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires. The manual model and limited-slip differential will work to your advantage.
If you’re conscious about the fuel consumption, perhaps Evora GT might not be the car for you. Its auto consumes 17/24/20 miles per gallon on the same cycles. It has a gallon gas tank of 14.5, allowing you to drive around 290 miles. If you’re going for long drives, expect it to guzzle approximately 20 miler-per-gallon in fun mode. Expect the number to shrink drastically as you keep driving it.
6. Interior Features
Evora GT is a luxurious sportscar; hence it doesn’t have enough cabin space to store your bulky valuables. The seats are close to each other, preventing ample legroom for tall drivers and passengers. What’s worse, the roof is low for the passenger. But the driver’s isn’t all that because everything is angled in that direction. The infotainment display is seven inches, thanks to the Alpine aftermarket catalog. It’s systematically fitted for your convenience. Awkwardly, there’s one cup holder behind the driver’s elbow. So, you might want to hold your drink if you’re a passenger. All the same, it feels sports-like, and you will love the driver’s position that has forward visibility, which is what anyone will love.
7. Cargo space
As mentioned earlier, Evora GT is a pure sports car for high-end users. It has a less roomy cabin, imperfect for seasoned travelers and bulky shoppers. Moreover, the glovebox is unusually tiny. You might want to seek an alternative car if you fit these categories.
- Great manual transmission
- Powerful and responsive engine
- A wide variety of customization options
- Great telepathic handling
- It looks like a regular sports car you’ll love
- Less roomy cabin
- Seats may become uncomfortable over long distances
- Rear seats aren’t useful
- Hard-to-use suspension
We have nothing against Evora GT, but it has done some justice regarding significant improvements that its predecessors didn’t have. Save for the less roomy cabin space and almost nonperforming automatic option, this sports car is ideal if you want an upgrade and stand out of the crowd while on the road.