[2020 Edition] Current Lotus Model Lineup

Everything You Need To Know About 2020 Lotus Models Including Prices, Specs, Reviews & Buyers Guides

Evija / Evora / Elise / Exige

Updated: December 16th, 2019

The Lotus lineup remains relatively small – particularly in North America, sans the Elise and Exige since 2012 – with a continued mandate on building characteristically driver-focused cars. Under new ownership and guidance from Geely Auto Group, the British automaker is taking its niche to the next level, recently unveiling the Lotus Evija; their 2,000 horsepower, $2.1 million USD, electric hypercar. On the Lotus news front that is about the most exciting thing to happen in the world of Lotus in decades.

Here, we’ve compiled all the information – including starting prices, performance specs and reviews – on every current Lotus model available for purchase.

The aforementioned Evija is currently open for orders and is set to begin production sometime in 2020. The Evora continues to be the only model available in all the markets Lotus participates in, acting as the brand’s flagship model for at least the interim. Likewise, the Elise and Exige – both in the third generation of their respective models – remain largely unchanged. They are currently only available in (most) markets outside of North America, but are set to make a return to the Western hemisphere sometime in 2020, when the next generation of these cars are slated for release.

Needless to say, we are very excited to see what the Lotus brand has in store for us over the next year, with the Evija and new Elise and Exige set to debut, in principle. We also hope that the new foreign ownership and investment will galvanize the automaker, without fundamentally altering its race-bred DNA.

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2020 Lotus Evija

Lotus has been hyping the Evija, going as far as saying that the Evija will be a “mind-blowing supercar”. That’s a direct quote from Lotus CEO Phil Popham, by the way. In 2019, you only successfully blow minds with numbers and specs that keep (ultra-rich) enthusiasts’ jaws glued to the floor.

In many ways, it’s lived up to the hype from the company’s CEO. The car features two electric motors to achieve its power output, and the battery is placed in the middle of the car where a typical internal combustion mid-engine car would have its beating heart, meaning this helps with weight distribution.

Lotus sought to feature the perfect balance between a track car and a road car on the inside of the Evija. This means the car has a minimal, driver-focused interior design but with plenty of what you expect in a road car.

See all our Lotus Evija coverage

Lotus Evija

Lotus Evija

Base price: $2,100,000 USD
Power: 1,973 hp
Drivetrain: Dual motor, fully electric all-wheel-drive
Range: 250 miles
Time to full charge (350 kW): 18 minutes
Time to full charge (900 kW): 9 minutes
0-60 mph: < 3 s
0-186 mph: < 9 s
Top Speed: > 200 mph

Current Lotus Evora Models

2020 Lotus Evora Lineup

If you looked at the new 2020 Chevrolet Corvette and said, “Nope, not the mid-engine car for me,” and you also don’t want a McLaren, Ferrari, Lamborghini, or any of the other exotics out there, then you should look to the aging but still lovely Lotus Evora.

In North America, you can get your hands on the most powerful street-legal Lotus available – the Evora GT – for under $100,000 USD. The Evora 400 continues to be the ‘base’ model in North America and the Middle East. Meanwhile, the GT410 Sport is the main offering east of the Atlantic, having replaced the outgoing 410 Sport in 2018.

lotus evora 400

Lotus Evora 400

The Evora 400 continues to be the ‘base’ model in North America

Base price: $96,950 USD
Engine: 3.5L supercharged V6
Power: 416 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 317 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.8 seconds

Lotus Evora GT

Lotus Evora GT (U.S Only)

The most powerful street-legal Lotus available

Base price: $96,950 USD
Engine: 3.5L supercharged V6
Power: 416 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 317 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.8 s

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport

Combines the Sport 410 and GT430 Sport into one

Base price: £85,900
Engine: 3.5L supercharged V6
Power: 410 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 310 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.0 s

Lotus Evora GT410

Lotus Evora GT410

A driver’s car, but now optimized for better everyday use.

Base price: £82,900
Engine: 3.5L supercharged V6
Power: 410 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 310 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.1 s

Current Lotus Elise Models

2020 Lotus Elise Models

The Lotus Elise is arguably the purest ‘useable’ sports car on sale, and remains one of the greatest driving experiences available at any price point.The iconic driver’s car has evolved into a taut, athletic form with fine proportions and road presence far greater than its size, blending agility, power, balance and communication into one compact expression of pure driving joy.

The Sport 220 provides an entry-level, but no less visceral representation of the Lotus experience. The Cup 250 is an augmented version of the latter, adding more power, aerodynamics, and track-oriented upgrades.

At the moment, North American enthusiasts will have to wait until at least 2020 to see the Elise hit their shores once again, when the next generation of the convertible is expected to arrive.

Lotus Elise Sport 220

Lotus Elise Sport 220

The entry level Elise is still near perfect

Base price: £41,665
Engine: 1.8L supercharged I4
Power: 217 hp @ 6,800 rpm
Torque: 184 lb-ft @ 4,600 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.2 s

Lotus Elise Cup 250

Lotus Elise Cup 250

Perfect blend of purity of purpose with performance

Base price: £49,555
Engine: 1.8L supercharged I4
Power: 245 hp @ 7,200 rpm
Torque: 184 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.9 s

 

Current Lotus Exige Models

2020 Lotus Exige Models

Lotus’ most track-oriented cars continue to be duly represented by the Exige, which remains the benchmark of what a lightweight sports car ought to be. It achieves a high power-to-weight ratio, through its exquisitely engineered combination of a potent, torque-rich, 3.5 litre supercharged V6, in a rigid, lightweight and responsive chassis. Pure, unassisted steering offers exquisite feedback and vivid communication at all speeds.

Up to three trim levels are offered for the Exige, each getting a notable power bump the further up the chain you go. At the top is the Cup 430 – the ultimate Exige experience – which is charge-cooled for a consistent 430 bhp and capable of generating 171kg of downforce. This is the road and track weapon to rule them all.

Like the Elise, the Exige has not been available in North America since 2012; however, it is due to make a return to the continent next year with a new generation of the world’s most likeable track toy.

Lotus Exige Sport 350

Lotus Exige Sport 350

This is what a sports car should be

Base price: £62,285
Engine: 3.5L supercharged V6
Power: 345 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 295 lb-ft @ 4,500 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.7 s

Lotus Exige Sport 410

Lotus Exige Sport 410

More power, better dynamics and absolute dynamite

Base price: £82,585
Engine: 3.5L supercharged V6
Power: 410 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 310 lb-ft @ 3,500 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.3 s

Lotus Exige Sport 430

Lotus Exige Cup 430

Brilliant, super fast and not available in the U.S 🙁

Base price: £99,800
Engine: 3.5L supercharged V6
Power: 430 hp @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 325 lb-ft @ 2,600 rpm
0-60 mph: 3.2 s

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