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    Composition of Evora body materials

     I'm finding myself a potential fan of the Lotus Evora. That said, I happened upon a Lotus Exige at the local dealer, and noticed that the front is all fiberglass, i.e. one mishap in the parking lot and the whole clamshell need be replaced! That's when I got to thinking about the Evora, and how its construction may influence whether or not I can "afford" to buy one.

    So, does the Evora have impact bumpers and aluminum panels, or is the whole body made of fiberglass like the Elise and Exige? Smiley


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    2008 Boxster S


    Re: Composition of Evora body materials

    It has a different bumper which can be replaced i.e. you don't have to replace the whole front clam. It's of the same material as the Elise/Exige.

     

     


    Re: Composition of Evora body materials

     Well I guess that's good -sort of. A separate bumper makes sense, but how is the Evora going to pass U.S. 5 mph impact regulations with a fiberglass bumper??


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    2008 Boxster S


    Re: Composition of Evora body materials

    Fibreglass cracks easily upon impact, that's why I always avoid parallel parking.


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    Re: Composition of Evora body materials

    awai08:

     Well I guess that's good -sort of. A separate bumper makes sense, but how is the Evora going to pass U.S. 5 mph impact regulations with a fiberglass bumper??

     


     

    It was designed with the US market in mind in terms of one of their larger markets so I guess they have got it sussed, unless they have an exemption. I think in the US the Elise/Exige has little bumpers that stick out slightly further than the number plates to absorb the impact?


    Re: Composition of Evora body materials

    ACP:
    awai08:

     Well I guess that's good -sort of. A separate bumper makes sense, but how is the Evora going to pass U.S. 5 mph impact regulations with a fiberglass bumper??

     

    It was designed with the US market in mind in terms of one of their larger markets so I guess they have got it sussed, unless they have an exemption. I think in the US the Elise/Exige has little bumpers that stick out slightly further than the number plates to absorb the impact?

     

    That is correct. The Fed Elise/Exige have rubber bumpers since MY2007 (some early 2007 models have none). Here is a pic:

    It still looks kind of clean.

    Here is a pic of my Elise, European spec :


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    Re: Composition of Evora body materials

    i have all those eelise and exige s1 .s2 body mould! so not worry about fiberglass damage..


     
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