Think that was for racetrack use only, not street-legal...Didn't they already have a GT4 version almost 5 years ago? http://www.planet-9.com/auto-blog-f...otus-evora-cup-gt4-has-us-shaken-stirred.html
That's great to hear, and except for the Toyota parts, a real surprise. (I remember when a Europa would break as frequently as a pre-Ford Jaguar, which is to say almost constantly.) HOW MANY MILES DO YOU HAVE ON THIS CAR?I've had my Elise for 10 years and it's very reliable.
What else would one expect from Toyota. In the 20 years I owned an MR2 Turbo, I had virtually no problems (though at the end it did have only 50K miles on the clock). VERY smart of Lotus to counter their historic reputation for unreliability with engine/transmission from the most reliable auto maker in the world!Toyota engine and transmission. Never burned a drop of oil and it's super cheap to service.
'Can't beat that!$800 set of tires . . . Great car. The thing you have to remember is there's nothing to break on the car. Double wishbones all around, proper suspension.
Thanks for the answer to my question. About the clutch, I don't track my car, put on about 2,500 miles a year, and I'm 67. Said differently, I'm guessing I'll be dead before there's a need for a clutch.Toyota engines are also the Evora. The Evora has some quirks to it though that make things like clutch replacement pretty time consuming.
For some of us, that's actually a plus. If the car is kept only on the street, what good is a flywheel light enough to make idle lumpy, or a ride height so low we can't get up into the driveway? I'd never get a GT4 and indeed have troubles with the low bottom edge of the front bumper on my 981 CS even without sport suspension.This Evora 400 is still a regular street car and I wouldn't say it's as focused as the GT4.
Indeed that's their reputation. One part does concern me, however. Why does the Evora weigh soooooo much more than the Elise? Is this not a move in the sad direction all manufacturer's have gone, including, alas, Porsche?Stil l, Lotus knows how to do driver focused cars.
Does that mean it's still hydraulic?The Evora's steering will wipe the floor with the GT4's.
Would you please be more specific about those aspects of the 981 that you feel are "more . . . developed" than those found on the Lotus? I'd find the comparison from a real Lotus owner quite interesting and I suspect some other P-9 people might as well.If they had Porsche's development budget, would be pretty awesome to see what they could do. But they don't, and that is why Porsche makes a more all-around developed car that appeals to a wider market.
Can you say anything about the details? Ya know, the myth is that what you've said here is at least partly true because Lotus (at least historically) doesn't offer 10,000 options (e.g., leather-covered air-conditioner vents, etc., etc.).But with Lotus I don't get that feeling like they are sucking me dry for every last $$ in options.
Isn't Evora a 4 seater? Than weight comparison would be about righthttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYvr38OOAOE is a link to an on-the-track comparison between a 981 CS and the current Evora (not the 400-HP version about to come out). What surprised me was finding out that the Evora weighs even more than the CS. Remember the days when Lotus's big advantage over everyone else is that it's models were pretty much all feather-weights???
If Porsche is ever to create an entry level model below the Boxster one day, it should be as basic as the Lotus (with no technical aids) but with the superior looks of a Porsche.
Sorry, but Lotus doesn't get my attention nowadays. I rarely see them even if I come across one. Maybe track focused guys here are interested in the Lotus. But I wouldn't even test drive one or have one in my garage at whatever price. The looks are very very very much dated and overly busy for my taste. And I remember sitting in one 15 years ago, and it was extremely uncomfortable to get into.
Even if they produced a version that smokes the 911, just like the GT-R, it won't move me a bit. But that's just me.