2010 Lotus Evora
Lotus founder Colin Chapman had one ambition in mind: to build the best racing and sports cars in the world. Starting at $75K ($86K with all options), purveyors of exotic and heritage-based performance can be one of 600 US customers to secure an Evora. Its Toyota bread 3.5-liter V6 engine features 276 hp and allows the lightweight, compact sports car to reach 0 to 60 in 4.9 seconds and top 162 mph. A 6-speed manual gearbox (sports ratio), 2+2 Recaro leather seating, 19” rear and 18’ front wheels and AP Racing 4-piston front and rear calipers sets the tone for the Evora’s performance orientation. The Sport package adds switchable sports mode, sports traction control setting, sport diffuser, titanium tipped exhaust, cross-drilled brakes and black calipers.