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Old 09-13-2011, 06:16 PM   #1
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Lotus unveils its Evora GTE, the most powerful (and yellow) road car Lotus has ever produced.

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Very yellow, and powerful too. Indeed, thanks to some fettling of the 3.5-litre V6 and its supercharger the GTE delivers 444hp - or a less visually appealing 438bhp. That's enough to make it the most powerful Lotus road car ever, and thanks to some further lightening and chassis enhancements it should be the fastest, too.

Why's it here?

To prove there's some real life left in the Evora yet. The GTE was supposed to be limited to just 25 examples, but with every one selling to buyers in China within hours of it being announced the Hethel firm is upping production. Think of it as something of a stop-gap between now and the arrival of the Esprit, which we're promised is on the way.

Show stopper or floor filler?

Any Lotus you can actually drive is worth a look, and the GTE is exactly that. The Frankfurt show stand was devoid of the mass of concept models that dominated Lotus headlines of late. The GTE seems credible enough, and if it retains the Evora S's incredible ability to smother bumpy roads, yet handle even more power it'll be a seriously formidable supercar. Perhaps not in yellow, though.

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Old 09-13-2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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So.

Freaking.

Brilliant.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:40 PM   #4
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Drool.

Minus the yellow part.
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bout time they made a car with some power, looking to see the #'s on this one, very cool!
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Wow, all 25 were sold to China, that is amazing. I've become a big fan of Evoras, pretty soon used ones will be affordable enough to consider.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:37 PM   #7
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Why China I wonder.
And why all the hate for yellow? On cars like this, almost any color works.
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IMO, yellow NEVER works.
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Yellow is one of the best colors for small and/or sporty cars.
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That would be such a great, standard, production vehicle.

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