Jay Leno Declares 2020 Lotus Evora GT One Of The Best-Handling Cars On Earth

Production of the Lotus Evora will conclude this year, but Jay Leno has had the opportunity to test out America’s flagship 2020 Evora GT.


Unveiled in mid-2019, the Evora GT replaced the Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410 and is outfitted with a 3.5-liter supercharged V6. While this engine is sourced from Toyota, Lotus has upgraded it extensively, so much so that it now pumps out 416 hp.

Both a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic are offered. When equipped with the stick shift, as Leno’s test car was, the Evora GT has 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque while that figure rises to 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) for the automatic. With the six-speed manual, the Evora GT can sprint to 60 mph (96 km/h) in 3.8 seconds and tops out at 188 mph (303 km/h).

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In a world where an increasing number of sports cars and supercars are producing well over 600 hp, the Evora GT may seem a little underpowered. However, it is relatively light at 3,104 lbs (1,408 kg) and produces more than enough grunt to have drivers smiling ear to ear.

Then there’s the handling. Like a true Lotus, the Evora GT handles brilliantly and, according to Leno, is one of the best-handling cars on earth. The six-speed manual is also a pleasure to use and again, is also one of the best stick shifts on the market.


Updated: February 10, 2021 — 3:49 am

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