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Wonder how much of an effect this will have on local pricing - will use this thread to keep track of where it's at...

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Lotus Evora dips below £50k

The new Lotus Evora 2+2 will dip below the expected £50k-plus asking price when the car goes on sale in the UK and the rest of Europe in May, Lotus has announced.

The Lotus Evora 2+2 coupe (the only mid-engined coupe on the market with such a configuration) comes in at £49,875.

The Lotus Evora will also be available as a two-seater, with the extra room from the two absent seats given over to luggage space. The basic two-seat version of the Evora, which Lotus calls the 2+0, will cost £47,500.

The first 450 cars sold will be a special Launch Edition; they come fitted with a series of options including a reversing camera and power-folding door mirrors. Despite the fact that the first batch of highly specified cars will cost £59,995, Lotus says it has deposits from around 350 customers already.

The first of the Launch Edition Evoras roll off the production line the week starting 23 March.

Looking further ahead, Lotus has said that it is developing a convertible and an automatic version of the Evora. The soft-top is expected to reach showrooms by late 2011, but Lotus hasnít confirmed when an auto version will be ready.

http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArticle/AllCars/238655/

Auto version? :?  Bring-on the paddle-pops with auto-mode, but puh-leeeeeze don't make like a T-bar auto. :(



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Lush Lotus comes at a price

Philip King | June 13, 2009
Article from:  The Australian

LOTUS has finalised pricing and specifications for its Evora coupe, which starts $13,000 lower than announced a few months ago at Melbourne's motor show. Its $149,990 entry price will be a start; leather seats, cruise control and premium features are extra. The on-road cost of a well-equipped 2+2 model will be about $200,000.


The Lotus Evora - cheaper than you thought it would be.

Lotus hopes to encourage early buyers with $19,000 in options fitted standard on the Launch Edition, here in the third quarter. Spokesman Jon Stretton says the previous figure was only indicative and the long options lists compares with the way rivals such as Porsche priced their cars.

The Evora is the first completely new Lotus in more than a decade and sheds a stripped-out track-day image. "It's evident we're moving into a sector Lotus hasn't been in for a long time; it's an unknown in Australia, and people want to see it and touch it. We've got a strong order bank and I think we'll get a lot more when it lands," Stretton said.

The mid-engined coupe has a 206kW 3.5-litre V6 supplied by Toyota and claims about five seconds for 0-100km/h. A six-speed manual is standard, although an automatic is being developed.

The chassis sticks with Lotus's lightweight philosophy and Stretton says it retains the brand character. The factory in England will produce just 2000 examples a year. British specialist magazines say Lotus will build an even more luxurious and powerful model in 2012, a modern Esprit, to give the marque a Ferrari rival.

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25626254-13232,00.html



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http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,25626254-13232,00.html

Just to clarify, the LE cars' options are NOT free. You still have to pay for them. A LE car with all the options costs $200k. And you cannot buy it without all the options, as it's an LE car. VERY bad marketing by Lotus.
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http://www.icars.sg/2009/10557/us-73500-will-get-the-lotus-evora-in-the-us/

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Lotus has revealed pricing details of the highly-rated Evora for the US market. The Evora features a mid-mounted Toyota-sourced 3.5 liter V6 unit that produces 276hp and 349Nm of pulling power. It comes with a 6-speed manual transmission and does naught to 100 km/h in 4.9 seconds and offers a top speed of 261 km/h. The Evora, which is available in Singapore for S$328,800 will make its US market debut in the first quarter next year and pricing starts from US$73,500.

At the current exchange rate that's about half price - ouch.



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ouch indeed
if they were the exchange rate price difference in Australia I would sign up tomorrow
im still not a big fan of the car in pictures, but the reviews are compelling



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ouch indeed
if they were the exchange rate price difference in Australia I would sign up tomorrow
im still not a big fan of the car in pictures, but the reviews are compelling

In real life the car looks GREAT! That being said, I cancelled my order, which reminds me, I have to go get my deposit back. It's just that once I specced it, it came to over $200k. And there's tons of other (better) cars you can get for $200k - GTR35, Gallardo, 360, 550, 575, ContiGT, etc.
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In real life the car looks GREAT! That being said, I cancelled my order, which reminds me, I have to go get my deposit back. It's just that once I specced it, it came to over $200k. And there's tons of other (better) cars you can get for $200k - GTR35, Gallardo, 360, 550, 575, ContiGT, etc.
Have you read EVO Car of the Year 2009?



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Have you read EVO Car of the Year 2009?

Doesn't matter. I'd spend the $200k on ANY of those in heartbeat before the Evora.
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Was just cruising carpoint when I saw a Lotus for $199k, and thought haha someone's made a typo but nope, 3 Evoras on there now and $199k was the cheapest!



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Was just cruising carpoint when I saw a Lotus for $199k, and thought haha someone's made a typo but nope, 3 Evoras on there now and $199k was the cheapest!

Incredible. Worth about half that, IMO.



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