The Lotus Evora GTE may not be the company’s first compact sports car, but it’s definitely no slouch. Touted as the fastest street legal Lotus ever, it boasts “roughly 440bhp, can hit 62mph in a faintly alarming four seconds dead and tops out at 167mph.” Continue reading for a video, more pictures, and additional information.
It’s streaming wet, and this car is rear-wheel-drive and mid-engined. There’s 370lb ft delivered via the tender ministrations of an Eaton supercharger parasitising a 3.5-litre V6, and the traction control is switched off. At some point, I think, as the nose of the GTE stubbornly refuses to wash wide, it’s going to bite, the accident is going to be inconveniently fiery and will involve picking splinters of carbon fibre out of distressingly intimate places.