First drive: Lotus Evora S Sports Racer

Leon Poultney
First drive: Lotus Evora S Sports Racer
First drive: Lotus Evora S Sports Racer

The sleek Evora is an often-overlooked machine when dinner party conversation turns to the best tin-top two-seater sports cars on the market. Most buyers and keen petrolheads would instantly gravitate towards the accomplished Porsche Cayman S, and there is no reason why they shouldn't, but we would advise them to mention the British-built Evora. And here's why...

What is it?

Sitting at the top of the Lotus model range, the well proportioned and beautifully styled Evora S feels every bit the Porsche rival it was designed to be and a freshly updated interior only adds to the premium feel. Where the Elise and Exige are created to be track day heroes, the Evora is a more upmarket affair, hand-built to have hairs standing on end yet also deliver drivers to their destination in style.