2018 Lotus Evora is a sports car developed by Lotus, which was first unveiled at the British International Motor Show. In 2009, Lotus Evora was put into production with a 3.5L V6 by Toyota. Unlike the Lotus Europa S, the Logos Evora 2018 is not based on the Elise platform, but on a completely new one. A 345 bhp supercharged variant called the Evora S is also in production. Two Evoras already entered and finished the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 2018 Evora is also available in Need for Speed: World on October 7, 2011, as a tier 3 car. Since August 22, 2012, it has been featured as an A-class vehicle. It has a light body, which allows it to benefit from multiple performance advantages, and is easy to handle in corners due to having a lot of grips. Its acceleration is up to par with others and more powerful compared to the Porsche 959. In addition to that, it possesses a strong nitrous boost, however, its power might be lacking.
The 2018 Lotus Evora has a stock top speed of 309 km/h (192 mph). Its low-end acceleration is below average but the high-end acceleration is very powerful, It also has a very strong nitrous output, so its best used in highway races. Its handling is very responsive and has a lot of grips, but tends to understeer at high speeds. That can cause problems when landing from jumps, as its excessive wheelspin can bring it out of control. Due to its lightweight, it may not be a good choice for Pursuit Outruns and Team Escape. It can dodge cops easily due to its handling and go through narrow gaps but otherwise, when colliding with rhinos the Evora could take the impact hard.
2018 Lotus Evora Engine
The Lotus Evora 2018 model is equipped with a mid-mounted, transverse, Toyota-sourced 3.5-litre 24-valve V6 engine. The Evora S uses the same engine but with a supercharger. Both versions are available with a 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic with “Intelligent Precision Shift” by Aisin. The Evora has a drag coefficient of Cd=0.337. The Evora is constructed from a modular lightweight bonded aluminum structure with composite body panels. It features forged aluminum double wishbone suspension with Bilstein high-performance gas dampers and Eibach coaxial coil springs. Steering is by hydraulically assisted power steering.
2018 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid
In 2012, Lotus produced a prototype hybrid Evora, called 414E. Developed as a demonstration project for the UK Government’s Technology Strategy Board, the range-extended electric coupe emits 55 g/km CO2 and has an electric-only driving range of 30 miles. When combined with the 3-cylinder 1.2 litre (1198 cc) petrol engine acting as a generator, the 414E has a range of 300 miles. The 414E formed the basis of the Infiniti Emerg-e concept car.
2018 Lotus Evora GTE Road Car
The Evora GTE road version is a variant of the Evora that was built to permit its racing variant to be able to race under GT3 and LM GTE regulations. There were only 25 of these special editions built.
The road car uses the race car’s engine, and produces 438 hp (327 kW; 444 PS), making it the most powerful Lotus ever made. The 2018 Lotus Evora GTE weight has been lowered drastically and is now at 1,277 kg (2,815 lb).