First U.S. Lotus Evora Delivered to Austin Man
By David Thomas
on March 16, 2010
One of my favorite cars I sat in at the Detroit auto show in January was
the new Lotus Evora
. It’s the company’s answer to the Porsche 911 and isn’t as bare-bones as an Elise. It’s still a tight fit inside, but gorgeous with an intriguing dashboard as well.
That’s why Bruce Rice of Austin, Texas, is a lucky guy. He took delivery of the first Evora today at Lotus of Austin. The dealer still has one Evora listed in its inventory at $87,250, but we’re not sure if that’s the one Rice purchased or if some other lucky guy with the need to buy a British sports car can just walk off the street and buy one.
Cars.com lists three Evoras in its inventory:
one Laser Blue model in Newport Beach, Calif., and Las Vegas; and one black unit in Jacksonville, Fla.
At least now, all those Lotus fans know to be on the lookout for an Evora in their neck of the woods.
Managing Editor David Thomas has a thing for wagons and owns a 2010 Subaru Outback and a 2005 Volkswagen Passat wagon. Email David