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    the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    are there any 911 people looking at these Evoras around here or any Evora owners lurking? i saw one at a car show in Ottawa the last month. it was 2 cars from Montreal, rewalling stunning looking piece of machinery.

    i have probably put 60 hours plus in researching and the reviews are quite amazing. the steering sounds so much more real than these 911's are now days.

     

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    2012 991 C2S -PDK / 2010 997.2 turbo cab manual, sold / 2008 Cayenne GTS Manual /2008 RS 60 sold /04 C4S sold - 08 Cayenne Turbo PDCC sold


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    here is another one from the Toronto dealor - they call it Red Velvet f1caa8bdd8b6b55ca58facb5ca8ab9a8x.jpg


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    2012 991 C2S -PDK / 2010 997.2 turbo cab manual, sold / 2008 Cayenne GTS Manual /2008 RS 60 sold /04 C4S sold - 08 Cayenne Turbo PDCC sold


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    one more - an S - 345 hp and pretty stunning in white1366412374040qw_800.jpg


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    2012 991 C2S -PDK / 2010 997.2 turbo cab manual, sold / 2008 Cayenne GTS Manual /2008 RS 60 sold /04 C4S sold - 08 Cayenne Turbo PDCC sold


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    might as well include on interior - the 2012 forward cars have n impressive build. the leather was gorgeous, it had great stitching and over finnish was superb. beats the Porsche non-full leather cars by a mile.

    13_EvoraSvr-10.jpg


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    2012 991 C2S -PDK / 2010 997.2 turbo cab manual, sold / 2008 Cayenne GTS Manual /2008 RS 60 sold /04 C4S sold - 08 Cayenne Turbo PDCC sold


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    I like the Evora, its a cool looking car. I just don't think it'll have the reliability a 911 would. 


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    Very nice interior Smiley


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    Enmanuel:

    I like the Evora, its a cool looking car. I just don't think it'll have the reliability a 911 would. 

    I know it won't Smiley


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    997 GT3 3.8


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    won't have an ims failure like my 996 4s did.

     


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    2012 991 C2S -PDK / 2010 997.2 turbo cab manual, sold / 2008 Cayenne GTS Manual /2008 RS 60 sold /04 C4S sold - 08 Cayenne Turbo PDCC sold


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    Gauss:
    Enmanuel:

    I like the Evora, its a cool looking car. I just don't think it'll have the reliability a 911 would. 

    I know it won't Smiley

    Well that's kind of what I meant. I've always liked Lotus but I also perceive it as a "passion" brand. Great cars but the very limited R&D they do keep them from growing and becoming more reliable and better. I'd only get a Lotus if I had other sports cars and want to complete a garage with something a bit more unique, or if I had enough money not to care if the car breaks down or has issues. Kind of the same thing that happens with Alfas. 


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    very few sold, at least in the UK ..

    you see one once in a blue moon .. very rare


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    They don't break down much because the running gear is Toyota.  But the Lotus bits tend to fall off!  I loved my Elise but it wasn't the best daily driver


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    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ci_RbjDvW-Q


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    997.1 C2S GT Silver/Cocoa, -20mm/LSD, PSE, short shifter, SportDesign rims, Zuffenhausen pickup, BMW Z4 2.5i Roadster Sterling Grey/Red


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    Evora handles well, but it is not as a complete car as the 60.000 GBP price would suggest and for sure not as an allround sportscar as a Porsche Cayman. I wouldn't even mention 911 because IMO a good pre-owned 997.2 3.8 PDK is a better bet than the Evora. Both Porsche models could be used as daily cars, if their owners wished to, whereas the Lotus is still a weekend toy car disguised as a GT/allrounder. I'd rather buy an Elise that makes no pretenses and save money too.

    Besides, a premium sportscar should have its own bespoke engine and not one borrowed from Toyota. Moreover, the Evora automatic is a torque converter one, when in its class a modern DCT is a must.

    The look? A better effort than in the past but  It still has kit-car design leftovers.

    I respect Lotus for their heritage derived from the Chapman era, but in the modern day they must try very hard to reach the level of the competition. Is not enough these days for a car to have good steering feel.


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    "Form follows function"


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    This is really a stunning looking car!

    Love the interior! Would I buy it over an 911... dont know!


    Re: the Evora is a bit of a 911 killer

    These are made about 30 minute up the road from me :p I wanted to buy one instead of the boxster (981S) as they are a local company. The issue is build quality and reliability just won't match the Porsche. they are great in the flesh but the Porsche is just so much more useable.

     
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