Car and Driver got their hands on a Lotus Evora, a mid-engine 2+2 sports car that lists for $85,270 as tested. Naturally, they wanted to put this car up against others in its class, so they roped in a 2010 Corvette Grand Sport and Porsche Cayman S and took all three sports cars to Buttonwillow Raceway in California. Video after the jump.
The Grand Sport does kick some ass in this comparison by being both the fastest on the track in both the straights and leaving the corners. In fact the Grand Sport Coupe lapped Buttonwillow in 2:02.9 with an average speed of 84.9 MPH, 2 seconds faster than the Porsche and 4 seconds faster than the Lotus.
The Corvette and Porsche both leave the Lotus behind as well on the skid pad and 0-60 times but the Corvette comes in last on the Lane Change test. Overall, the Lotus gets spanked by the other two cars with the Porsche taking the overall win and Corvette coming in second.
|Skid Pad||Lane Change||0-60 MPH||Lap|
|Evora||0.95g||63.6 mph||4.9 sec||2.07.00|
|Cayman||0.98g||67.2 mph||4.3 sec||2.05.01|
|Grand Sport||0.98g||63.3 mph||4.3 sec||2.02.09|
The Corvette did win in the most bang for buck performance – a category we added to this test. At $67,565 the Corvette Grand Sport comes in first to the $80,695 Porsche and the $85,270 Lotus.
The best part of this video is that the cars do the talking. Check out the full comparison test at Car and Driver
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