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Lotus Evora Gt 2020

Base

5.0

(1 trip)

Pickup & return location
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Distance included
Day
200 mi
Week
1400 mi
Month
6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

The car

Lotus Evora Gt 2020

Base

5.0

(1 trip)

20 MPG

Gas (Premium)

2 doors

2 seats

Hosted by

Michael
5.0
Michael

All-Star Host

56 tripsJoined Oct 2013

Typically responds in 49 minutes

All-Star Hosts like Michael are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Michael has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

The 2020 Lotus Evora GT: exotic looks and performance paired with light weight and mechanical engagement. It's the supercar that reminds you how much more fun it is for you to drive the car instead of the car driving you! When Lotus introduced the Evora in 2010, it was intended to be a more comfortable grand touring follow up to the hard edged and minimalist Elise and Exige. It was...okay. It had great handling but power from the Toyota-sourced V6 was merely adequate at 285 hp, interior build quality was questionable, and overall it wasn't especially compelling outside of Lotus brand loyalists. However, through the ensuing 10 years, Lotus has made dramatic improvements to it and turned it into a thrilling, gorgeous, and stunningly unique sports car that has taken the automotive press and enthusiast community by storm. Sleeper no more, this latest Evora GT wakens every sense. 3.5L supercharged V6, 416 hp, 317 lb-ft torque 3.8 sec 0-60, 188 mph top speed 6 speed manual transmission Lightweight aluminum chassis and composite body panels AP Racing 4-piston brake calipers Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires 17 mpg city, 26 mpg hwy Curb weight: 3175 lbs MSRP: $106,500 Air Force Blue paint (a $5900 option, and as the salesperson was quick to point out, that's ROYAL air force blue, not the brighter Yankee shade) So what makes the Evora GT so incredibly special? It is truly the last of its kind. With the rapidly accelerating march towards electric propulsion and electronic vehicle controls, the Evora stands alone as a truly manual, blissfully analogue supercar. Hands down the best steering feel and suspension tuning of any car I have ever driven. Instead of modern and efficient but lifeless electric assistance, the Evora retains old school hydraulic assist for steering that is practically telepathic. Think about turning and the car already did it. The interplay between the linear power delivery of the supercharged engine, the tactile and communicative clutch, the perfect mechanical precision of the rifle-bolt stick shift, and the two-tone soundtrack that marries exhaust growl and supercharger whine into an exotic howl is positively intoxicating. It's an immersive mechanical experience that favors delicacy and precision. It's an easy, comfortable car to drive, but it takes practice and attention to detail to truly drive it well, which makes it so much more rewarding than the point-and-shoot, video game-like digital experience of most modern high performance cars. From the beginning, the Lotus philosophy has been that to make a car better, you should "add lightness." Although far more comfortable and civilized than an Elise, the Evora achieves its light weight and superb handling by doing without all the heavy components of most modern cars. It has traction control but you'll rarely feel any electronic intervention. Any other driver assistance features? Nope. Lotus engineers rightly assume that if you're driving this car, you don't require (or desire) any assistance. The carbon fiber seats are comfortable but manually adjustable in only 2 directions. The factory-installed Alpine stereo has Apple/Android functionality and a comically low-resolution back up camera. There is one cup holder and it requires Cirque du Soleil-grade flexibility to reach while driving. The HVAC controls are oriented backwards, which makes no sense until you sit in the passenger seat and realize that they are, in fact, oriented correctly...for a British right-hand-drive car. In short, the design is focused towards pure driving enjoyment. Everything else is either removed or is an afterthought. Most Evoras technically have 2+2 seating, with a ridiculously tiny rear seat. No human in possession of even a single leg, much less two, has ever fit back there, so I went with the rear seat-delete option and configured mine as a a two seater with a cargo net, turning the rear seat into more useful luggage space to complement the fairly tiny rear trunk. It still isn't a practical choice for a big Costco run, but it's so much fun that you won't mind replacing a single Costco run with 3 or 4 trips to the regular grocery store. Especially the one 3 counties away on the other side of a twisty mountain pass.

Deluxe class

This exclusive car has additional safety checks for guests under 30.

Features

Must be 25+ to book

Manual transmission

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

AUX input

Backup camera

Bluetooth

GPS

Heated seats

Keyless entry

USB charger

USB input

Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

Extras (1)

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Prepaid refuel

Save time, make drop-off a breeze, and avoid additional fees by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.

$65/trip

Guidelines

I share my vehicles with other enthusiasts, partially to offset the costs, but also because I’m truly passionate about them and enjoy creating opportunities for others to experience just how special they are. Overall, my experiences sharing these unique cars within the Turo community have been very positive. Please do your part to keep it that way! This is not “just a rental.” This is my personal vehicle. Please have fun with it but treat it (and me) with respect. You can have a lot of fun with this car without thrashing it or causing undue wear and tear. The car is equipped with a remote monitoring system that will alert me of abusive driving. Absolutely no track use or street racing Absolutely no launch control-style acceleration runs. Revving the engine and then either dropping the clutch or feathering it at high RPMs is the fastest way to burn out the clutch. If the monitoring system shows this kind of abuse, you will be charged for excessive wear and tear. No burnouts, donuts, or drifting No pets, no smoking So, please have fun with it. It’s not a Prius and I don’t expect you to drive it like one. But if you wouldn’t do something to your own car, then please don’t do it to mine. Every rental starts with a 5 minute drive with me where I show you best practices with this exotic car and you show me that you're skilled at stick shift driving. The Lotus can’t go through automatic car washes. It’s too low for conveyor tracks and mechanical brushes will damage the paint finish. Just return the car as is and I’ll take care of post-rental washing included in the price.

Reviews

5.0

1 review

Sunava D.

Sunava D.Dec 24, 2020

Best drivers car I have ever driven. This car is far more analog Vs the Porsche 911/Caymans and Corvettes. The steering feel is sublime, the suspension supple and sporty, the engine sonorous, the thrust intoxicating, the balance perfect. Michael as always is a top notch host, really chill and passionate about his hobby. This is my second time renting from him, and I intend to continue. How many folks on Turo are renting exquisite cars for those who love driving?

vehicle

1 of 14

The car

Lotus Evora Gt 2020

Base

5.0

(1 trip)

20 MPG

Gas (Premium)

2 doors

2 seats

Hosted by

Michael
5.0
Michael

All-Star Host

56 tripsJoined Oct 2013

Typically responds in 49 minutes

All-Star Hosts like Michael are the top-rated and most experienced hosts on Turo.

Michael has completed training on enhanced cleaning and disinfection practices.

Description

The 2020 Lotus Evora GT: exotic looks and performance paired with light weight and mechanical engagement. It's the supercar that reminds you how much more fun it is for you to drive the car instead of the car driving you! When Lotus introduced the Evora in 2010, it was intended to be a more comfortable grand touring follow up to the hard edged and minimalist Elise and Exige. It was...okay. It had great handling but power from the Toyota-sourced V6 was merely adequate at 285 hp, interior build quality was questionable, and overall it wasn't especially compelling outside of Lotus brand loyalists. However, through the ensuing 10 years, Lotus has made dramatic improvements to it and turned it into a thrilling, gorgeous, and stunningly unique sports car that has taken the automotive press and enthusiast community by storm. Sleeper no more, this latest Evora GT wakens every sense. 3.5L supercharged V6, 416 hp, 317 lb-ft torque 3.8 sec 0-60, 188 mph top speed 6 speed manual transmission Lightweight aluminum chassis and composite body panels AP Racing 4-piston brake calipers Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires 17 mpg city, 26 mpg hwy Curb weight: 3175 lbs MSRP: $106,500 Air Force Blue paint (a $5900 option, and as the salesperson was quick to point out, that's ROYAL air force blue, not the brighter Yankee shade) So what makes the Evora GT so incredibly special? It is truly the last of its kind. With the rapidly accelerating march towards electric propulsion and electronic vehicle controls, the Evora stands alone as a truly manual, blissfully analogue supercar. Hands down the best steering feel and suspension tuning of any car I have ever driven. Instead of modern and efficient but lifeless electric assistance, the Evora retains old school hydraulic assist for steering that is practically telepathic. Think about turning and the car already did it. The interplay between the linear power delivery of the supercharged engine, the tactile and communicative clutch, the perfect mechanical precision of the rifle-bolt stick shift, and the two-tone soundtrack that marries exhaust growl and supercharger whine into an exotic howl is positively intoxicating. It's an immersive mechanical experience that favors delicacy and precision. It's an easy, comfortable car to drive, but it takes practice and attention to detail to truly drive it well, which makes it so much more rewarding than the point-and-shoot, video game-like digital experience of most modern high performance cars. From the beginning, the Lotus philosophy has been that to make a car better, you should "add lightness." Although far more comfortable and civilized than an Elise, the Evora achieves its light weight and superb handling by doing without all the heavy components of most modern cars. It has traction control but you'll rarely feel any electronic intervention. Any other driver assistance features? Nope. Lotus engineers rightly assume that if you're driving this car, you don't require (or desire) any assistance. The carbon fiber seats are comfortable but manually adjustable in only 2 directions. The factory-installed Alpine stereo has Apple/Android functionality and a comically low-resolution back up camera. There is one cup holder and it requires Cirque du Soleil-grade flexibility to reach while driving. The HVAC controls are oriented backwards, which makes no sense until you sit in the passenger seat and realize that they are, in fact, oriented correctly...for a British right-hand-drive car. In short, the design is focused towards pure driving enjoyment. Everything else is either removed or is an afterthought. Most Evoras technically have 2+2 seating, with a ridiculously tiny rear seat. No human in possession of even a single leg, much less two, has ever fit back there, so I went with the rear seat-delete option and configured mine as a a two seater with a cargo net, turning the rear seat into more useful luggage space to complement the fairly tiny rear trunk. It still isn't a practical choice for a big Costco run, but it's so much fun that you won't mind replacing a single Costco run with 3 or 4 trips to the regular grocery store. Especially the one 3 counties away on the other side of a twisty mountain pass.

Deluxe class

This exclusive car has additional safety checks for guests under 30.

Features

Must be 25+ to book

Manual transmission

Android Auto

Apple CarPlay

AUX input

Backup camera

Bluetooth

GPS

Heated seats

Keyless entry

USB charger

USB input

Apple CarPlay is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Android is a trademark of Google LLC.

Extras

Add optional Extras to your trip at checkout.

Prepaid refuel

Save time, make drop-off a breeze, and avoid additional fees by adding this Extra, which allows you to return my car at any fuel level. Price includes up to a full tank of gas.

$65/trip

Guidelines

I share my vehicles with other enthusiasts, partially to offset the costs, but also because I’m truly passionate about them and enjoy creating opportunities for others to experience just how special they are. Overall, my experiences sharing these unique cars within the Turo community have been very positive. Please do your part to keep it that way! This is not “just a rental.” This is my personal vehicle. Please have fun with it but treat it (and me) with respect. You can have a lot of fun with this car without thrashing it or causing undue wear and tear. The car is equipped with a remote monitoring system that will alert me of abusive driving. Absolutely no track use or street racing Absolutely no launch control-style acceleration runs. Revving the engine and then either dropping the clutch or feathering it at high RPMs is the fastest way to burn out the clutch. If the monitoring system shows this kind of abuse, you will be charged for excessive wear and tear. No burnouts, donuts, or drifting No pets, no smoking So, please have fun with it. It’s not a Prius and I don’t expect you to drive it like one. But if you wouldn’t do something to your own car, then please don’t do it to mine. Every rental starts with a 5 minute drive with me where I show you best practices with this exotic car and you show me that you're skilled at stick shift driving. The Lotus can’t go through automatic car washes. It’s too low for conveyor tracks and mechanical brushes will damage the paint finish. Just return the car as is and I’ll take care of post-rental washing included in the price.

Reviews

5.0

1 review

Sunava D.

Sunava D.Dec 24, 2020

Best drivers car I have ever driven. This car is far more analog Vs the Porsche 911/Caymans and Corvettes. The steering feel is sublime, the suspension supple and sporty, the engine sonorous, the thrust intoxicating, the balance perfect. Michael as always is a top notch host, really chill and passionate about his hobby. This is my second time renting from him, and I intend to continue. How many folks on Turo are renting exquisite cars for those who love driving?

Pickup & return location
Enter a delivery address
Distance included
Day
200 mi
Week
1400 mi
Month
6000 mi

Insurance & Protection

Insurance via Liberty Mutual

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