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    Default Lotus Evora set for Grand Am

    The Evora is supposed to appear in a few races later this year and then campaign a full season in 2013.

    Lotus Evora set for Grand Am | Racecar Engineering


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    Nice looking car. But with all that beautiful craftmanship. The one sore thumb, if you will. Is the bracket for the right side net. It looks a little flimsy
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    There was an Evora, and a new Viper, in a road race I saw on Speed TV a week or two ago. I think it was ALMS, but it might hav been Rolex. The Evora was black -- so not the one shown here.
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    Nice car. Hopefully Lotus has better luck with this new variant, but not exactly cutting new ground here. The Evora raced in the 2011 Le Mans with a 22nd place finish and a retirement.

    Car development doesn't guarantee success. Turn back time with the Elise GT1. It was misfortune at every corner. Reliability problems. The program passed hands several times before it was abandoned altogether. The earlier Esprit GT1 had outright speed but couldn't finish a race. Both were beautiful builds but not sustainable. Fortunately Lotus has had much better success in F1.

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    Lotus had a couple of Evoras on display. Quite a bit more refined inside than the Elise. And boy are they beautiful.

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    ^^^But an Elise/Exige weighs 2,000 lbs., and an Evora weighs 3,000 lbs. A huge move in the wrong direction by Lotus, IMHO.
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    I actually think this car is pretty unattractive. The fact that it is a heavy pig doesn't help either. The new Exige however is wonderful.

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    There's a new Exige? I thought it was discontinued. Please post a link . . .
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    Some news, unclear (unlikely) if it is coming to the US or not: 2012 Lotus Exige S Photos and Info – News – Car and Driver

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post


    Some news, unclear (unlikely) if it is coming to the US or not: 2012 Lotus Exige S Photos and Info – News – Car and Driver
    Damn! A 2,000 lb. Lotus with 345 hp. We never get the best $h!t in the USA.
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    Dreaded double post. But that white car is biatchen . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    ^^^But an Elise/Exige weighs 2,000 lbs., and an Evora weighs 3,000 lbs. A huge move in the wrong direction by Lotus, IMHO.
    True, but I imagine they will sell better here than the Elise/Exige because the Evora has more, well, American proportions inside.

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