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    Thread: Lutz's Lotus Evora S is for sale

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      01-21-2013 12:43 AM #1
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      This special Lotus Evora S was ordered by Bob Lutz (Formally of GM/Lotus's board of advisers) As part of his deal with Lotus he received a Lotus to drive, but it has since been settled that Mr. Lutz will no longer be apart of Lotus. It is now sitting on our showroom! This is a similar scheme as what was done in 2011 with the 4 Heritage Edition cars.




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    2. 01-21-2013 12:54 AM #2
      " As part of his deal with Lotus he received a Lotus to drive, but it has since been settled that Mr. Lutz will no longer be apart of Lotus."

      ****ty grammar is starting to give me little fits.

      OK, ok. I wouldn't kick it out of bed for eating crackers but I find the whole thing to be a bit too garish for my tastes. I'd like the performance...without all the performance (visual).
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    3. 01-21-2013 12:57 AM #3
      "MSRP $95,015.00

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      01-21-2013 02:08 PM #5
      The evora interior was awful and I didnt enjoy driving it either...

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      01-21-2013 02:15 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by above8k View Post
      Yeah, I just read the latest issue of CAR and they wrapped up their long term test with an Evora. They basically said that while it's got great steering feel, lotsa power, etc., the little niggles they found over time meant that it was more and more often staying parked. The Evora's price is pushing 911 territory and the 911 is a much more refined product. And for a lot less you can get the new Cayman soon, so it's really a no-brainer.
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      01-21-2013 02:35 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by above8k View Post
      Seriously, I had no idea they were that much....I thought $55k, maybe $65k, $75 max.

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      01-21-2013 02:40 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by rnp614 View Post
      The evora interior was awful and I didnt enjoy driving it either...
      Agreed that the interior is nothing special, but you didn't enjoy driving it?
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      01-21-2013 02:44 PM #9
      AFAIK, almost all Evoras new and "used" have been sold off for deep discounts. I don't think this one's history adds much value if any to it. Sarasota Lotus, just post the price already.
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      01-21-2013 02:46 PM #10
      The 911 starts at <$85k. I guess 10k buys you at least some options already. They both have 350 hp, so why would I buy a Lotus instead again...?
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    11. 01-21-2013 02:50 PM #11
      I didnt enjoy driving it either...



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      01-21-2013 02:53 PM #12
      No thank you---not for that price. I'd rather have the upcoming 981 Cayman S, which I saw at the Philly autoshow. I like the Evora, but not for anywhere near $95k. There are too many other cars I'd rather own (new or used) for the same or less money.

    13. 01-21-2013 03:09 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      No thank you---not for that price. I'd rather have the upcoming 981 Cayman S, which I saw at the Philly autoshow. I like the Evora, but not for anywhere near $95k. There are too many other cars I'd rather own (new or used) for the same or less money.
      But, it doesn't actually cost $95k. They have marked down almost 25% from their MSRP. If you actually walk into a dealership, you can negotiate some very good deals on Evora's right now.

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      01-21-2013 03:24 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      But, it doesn't actually cost $95k. They have marked down almost 25% from their MSRP. If you actually walk into a dealership, you can negotiate some very good deals on Evora's right now.
      This. Take Lutz's car, give it an Ardent Red exterior, same interior and wheels, and you have something that's on my Lotus showroom now, and if there is a shred of profit in the deal, it's yours, for nowhere close to $95k.

      For reference, 2010's were leaving in the lot in the high $50k range, which is a great price point for that amount of car.
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      01-21-2013 03:42 PM #15
      I'd buy it if it was LOL Lutz Pear Green
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      01-21-2013 03:53 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      No thank you---not for that price. I'd rather have the upcoming 981 Cayman S, which I saw at the Philly autoshow. I like the Evora, but not for anywhere near $95k. There are too many other cars I'd rather own (new or used) for the same or less money.
      It's not selling for $95k, that was the MSRP when it was new...

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      01-21-2013 05:05 PM #17
      His ZR1 is for sale too.

      I bet that guy's had so many cars that there's a Lutzmobile for sale at nearly any given time...

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      01-21-2013 05:09 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post


      I guess I should've added I drove it back to back with a 911....I'm on the Porsche side of the line....

      (Not a big fan of the Toyota engine either).


      EDIT: also this was present...not my favorite either

      http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170...vora-s-102899/
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      01-21-2013 05:17 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      It's not selling for $95k, that was the MSRP when it was new...
      According to the links above, it is new.

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      01-21-2013 06:31 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by rnp614 View Post
      I guess I should've added I drove it back to back with a 911....I'm on the Porsche side of the line....

      (Not a big fan of the Toyota engine either).


      EDIT: also this was present...not my favorite either

      http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170...vora-s-102899/
      The gearbox has roll over noise at idle, and at low rpm when you're lugging it. They could have dampened it out with a dual mass flywheel, or any of the other tricks, but they wanted the car to drive the way it did.

      You're entitled to your opinion, but to say you didn't enjoy it makes me . Aside from it having fit and finish issues that most boutique cars do, they're wonderful cars, and a blast to drive fast.

      I've tracked an S at Infineon, and an NA one at Laguna, and spend countless hours on back roads around Monterey, the Marin headlands, the wine country, and the Santa Cruz mountains in them. If they're "meh" to drive, you need to speed up some.
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      01-21-2013 06:33 PM #21
      That color combo is just awful. The green and yellow isn't great, but with the red stitching and brakes thrown in it's almost vomit inducing.

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      01-24-2013 01:10 AM #22
      This thread is now linked on Jalopnik:

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    23. 01-25-2013 12:51 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by 6cylVWguy View Post
      According to the links above, it is new.
      It's also been made clear that these never sold for MSRP and neither will this one.

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      01-25-2013 01:39 PM #24
      You can get used ones for like $60k.

      At that price I can't fathom buying anything else. This is the prettiest car at any price in the last decade as far as I'm concerned.


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    25. 01-25-2013 02:18 PM #25
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      Why the tape on the center of the steering wheel?

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      02-01-2013 10:46 PM #26
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