Looks Meets Efficiency with a Little Sound Thrown In
While it might seem gratuitous to show photos of the new Lotus Evora S that has a 276-hp 3.5-liter DOHC V6 and a six-speed manual transmission that powers the car from 0 to 60 mph in a mere 4.6 seconds and a maximum speed of 172 mph, we are doing so to make another point. That is, the car, which has a lightweight bonded aluminum structure and an overall weight of 3,161 lb., also provides a combined fuel consumption rating of 23.6 mpg.
Which means you can go really fast and still have respectable fuel efficiency.
This variant of the standard Evora comes with a sport pack that features a button that allows the driver to control throttle response and to activate the exhaust by-pass valve. Thanks to the new active exhaust system, when you push the button “the car sounds just as dramatic as it feels.” In other words, “vroom-vroom.”