OJAI, Calif. — We’ve glimpsed Lotus’s EV-powered, 2,000-horsepower, $2 million future, and it’s a glorious vision, for sure. But the boutique brand has also updated its more attainable gas-powered offerings back here on Earth, in the form of the 2020 Lotus Evora GT. Our first drive offered a revealing (and thrilling) taste of what might be among Hethel’s last traditionally-powered sports cars.
For those unfamiliar with the Evora, the diminutive 2+2 was launched in 2009 as a grand touring-capable alternative to the laser-focused, ultra-featherweight Elise. Power hails from a Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V6 with Lotus-modified induction and exhaust hardware, with everything from the throttle calibration to the spark plugs tweaked, and oil sump baffles added to reduce sloshing during high g-force maneuvers. While supercharger oomph was added to the Evora 400’s powerplant in 2015 (breaking the, you guessed it, 400 horsepower barrier), the latest GT spinoff incorporates mods from the non-U.S.-spec Evora 430, which brings total output to 416 hp and 317 lb-ft [...]
“Now it’s offered by a Lotus dealer in Vancouver and I have to admit, I may need a new keyboard after perusing that dealer’s pre-owned inventory owing to the drool that’s presently shorting out my current clacker.” — JALOPNIK
Called the Monte Carlo elsewhere, today’s Nice Price of Crack Pipe Lancia Beta went by Scorpion in both the U.S. and this particular car’s home, Canada. Let’s see if its price brings a stinging rebuke, eh?
It’s about 4,500 miles from Alaska to Boston, Mass., a distance apparently covered in some fashion by last Friday’s 1991 Toyota Land Cruiser. That stretch would have likely proved a mere pittance to the FJ80 seeing as it sported over 330,000 miles in total under its tires.
Its Robert Frostian reputation meant that even a somewhat battered and bruised appearance couldn’t keep [...]
The ultimate Supercar charity challenge on Canada’s most scenic route, the Sea to Sky highway to Whistler BC. Raise funds for our incredible charity of choice, the St. Paul’s Foundation. This is in direct support of “Faith, Hope, Love” an organization begun by a special client directly affected by cancer.
Lotus Vancouver will be providing direct registrations for the 2018 Diamond Rally with a complete package only available to our clients. Convoy army style and connect with like-minded petrol heads and allow us to take care of all the details, so you can just drive. YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES: Diamond Rally Registration ($699 value) Catered breakfast and lunch on Day One for the driver plus their guest One night stay at the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel, Whistler Fine dining in Whistler at Alta Bistro Professional [...]
Feel the excitement of driving your sports car to its full potential under controlled track conditions. You are cordially invited to join us for our 2018 Weissach Driver Education Track Day at the Area 27 track in Oliver BC. Open to Weissach Porsche, Lotus & Lamborghini owners only.
Registration includes: One driver registration One night stay at the beautiful Watermark Beach Resort in Osoyoos (includes parking) Private welcome dinner pre-track Pre-track breakfast Full driver education program Services of a full professional track team that will provide a very high level of instruction. Trackside lunch Grouping based on previous experience and skill Weissach organization team services Helmets and all other track equipment will be supplied
Relentless in its development of world-class sports cars, Lotus has unveiled the new Evora GT410 Sport to complete the revised line-up of Hethel’s fastest model.
Launched in Lotus’ 70th year and ahead of its anniversary celebrations, the new Evora GT410 Sport takes one of Lotus’ success stories, and refines it through the application of enlightened design. Available in both 2 seat and 2+2 configurations, and in manual and automatic transmissions, the Evora GT410 Sport draws from the phenomenal Evora GT430 to provide advanced aerodynamics to an already celebrated sports car.
Combining the latest design philosophy with a car acclaimed by both critics and [...]
Following the debut of the Lotus Evora GT430, Lotus has introduced an expanded Evora GT430 line-up. Designed to appeal to a wider range of customers who want the ultimate in high performance sports cars.
Evora GT430 Sport joins the line-up
Adding to the acclaimed Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410 models, the new Evora GT430 range now includes two body options and a choice transmission. Joining the recently announced Evora GT430 is the Evora GT430 Sport. A new member of the family that carries the same phenomenal firepower and sculptured body-style but without the additional downforce-creating aerodynamic elements. Both models are powered by the same 3.5-litre V6 supercharged and charge cooled engine, producing 430 hp and 440 Nm of torque (Automatic version: 450 Nm).
Without the aerodynamic elements, the Evora GT430 Sport weighs 10kg less at [...]
New to the Exige, the Cup 430 sees the introduction of a savage, high-performance engine installation. Mated to a new supercharger and chargecooler, designed specifically for the unique demands of this vehicle. A development of the powertrain recently used on the phenomenal Lotus Evora GT430. Perfectly paired with a newly-designed body, which delivers enhanced aerodynamic performance to reveal the model’s true potential. The result is a strikingly different beast of pure performance, that’s not for the faint of heart.
With 55 hp, or 15%, more power than the limited production Exige Cup 380 model it succeeds, and 220 kg of downforce, it’s a monster of a car. Compared to the Exige Sport 350, it has 24% more power and generates the same downforce at 100 mph as [...]
Unbeatable driving courses from entry level through to the coveted Lotus Licence with the new Lotus Driving Academy.
New Lotus Driving Academy opens at Hethel
Drivers seeking the opportunity to experience the latest Lotus sports cars at the famed manufacturer’s facility in Norfolk, will now have the chance. Presenting the opening of the new Lotus Driving Academy in August 2017.
From as little as £119 for the entry level experience, right through to the intensive ‘Gold’ course at £899. The Lotus Driving Academy offers a range of experiences suitable for anyone looking for a more involving and informative track session that will enhance and hone their driving skills. Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus plc, said, “Lotus Driving Academies around the world are hugely popular, giving hundreds of people [...]
Punching well above its weight, the new Lotus Elise Cup 250 offers a scintillating blend of purity of purpose with performance. At the apex of the recently revised Elise range. Supercharged, lightweight and distilled from Lotus’ extensive motorsport knowhow. This new model packs 243 hp into a chassis designed to deliver the benchmark in responsive handling and haptic feedback. The car’s enhanced aerodynamics come from a number of additions. These include a new lightweight rear wing, front splitter, bargeboards and rear diffuser contributing to 125 kg of downforce at 140 mph.
The New Lotus Elise Cup 250
As the latest car to receive the Cup treatment, the new Lotus Elise Cup 250 bridges the gap between road and track. This offers racecar capabilities in a package that can be used every day. [...]
We are delighted to share some exciting news with you: we have opened a fourth location at the corner of West 3rd Avenue and Fir St. Welcome the new Lotus Vancouver showroom!
Originally built as the first LOTUS Store – Auto in Vogue – this beautiful building will be diving back to its roots to serve as the new home to our LOTUS sales showroom, alongside the other sports and luxury marks that we take on trade. We are happy to announce that we are OPEN and we hope to be of service to you.
At Lotus Vancouver, we have a wide range of vehicle makes and models to suits your needs. If we don’t have your dream car currently in stock, we will find it!
The original Weissach store at 1757 West 2nd Avenue will remain dedicated to the [...]