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2011 Lotus Evora S

Inconsistent Brilliance 2011 Lotus Evora S – Click above for high-res image gallery I have a general rule: Don't turn off traction control in anything over 350 horsepower. Adhering to this self-imposed restriction has kept your humble hack out of the weeds more times than I can count. But on my second-to-last lap around Laguna Seca in the 2011 Lotus Evora S, I just couldn't help myself. After all, it's only making 345 horses... Just as I was cresting the ton down the front straight, I held down the aluminum button on the left side of the dash, saw the orange light illuminate... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
SC 3.5L V6
Power:
345 HP / 295 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
MSRP:
$77,500
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