What should I be paying?
As the heaviest and biggest-engined Lotus, you can expect commensurate fuel expense. But we’re hardly talking about V8-powered Land Cruisers here – remember that the Evora’s comfortably under the 1,400kg mark, and oodles of supercharged torque mean that you don’t have to lean on the accelerator just to get up to traffic speed. So you can expect your miles per gallon to average in the high 20s – pretty much bang on what the Porsche 911 gets. Obviously, unleashing your inner hoon in either will make that figure plunge like Lehman Brothers shares in 2008, but we’re talking about like for like between a mass-market 911 and a hand-built, mid-engined British coupe that’s blurring the lines between sports car and supercar.
It figures, then, that its price has started blurring the sports car / supercar line as well. It’s hiked over the decade that the Evora’s been on sale, from somewhere in the high £40,000s back in the late 2000s to double that amount these days. But it’s a wholly different car now. And, instead of a lengthy options list, most everything you could want your Evora to come with comes as standard. The GT410 Sport is standard-spec, remember – there’s no building up to its performance or price point.