Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Lotus Evora safety hasn’t been tested by independent safety body Euro NCAP but given the car’s strong bonded aluminium construction and larger dimensions than the Elise, it should offer a reasonable amount of protection in a collision.



Driver and passenger dual-stage airbags, pre-tensioning front seatbelts, ABS and an effective traction and stability control system are all standard. Putting the Evora in ‘Sport mode’ (included as part of the optional Sport Pack or standard on the S) reduces the traction control’s influence while track day enthusiasts can turn it off altogether if they desire.

The Lotus Evora is available as either a two-seater or a 2+2. The rear seats in the latter do appear to be something of a practical joke at first glance – fitting an average-sized adult, particularly behind the driver is a virtually impossible task not least because the low roof means they’ll need to sit almost bent double.



They’re really of more use for small children and they do include child seat mounting points on both sides.

Alternative use is also to use them as a luggage shelf as the Evora doesn’t have the biggest boot in the world.

Its 160-litre volume is made up of a narrow oblong shape between the engine and tail-lights. Best bet is to stuff your luggage to the sides to make the most of the available space. In fairness, the boot did manage a small food shopping trip for two people during our time with the car.

Annoyingly, the key needs to be in the ignition for you to open the boot using the switch in the cabin. Even more annoyingly, there’s no boot in the front as there is in some other mid-engined sports cars.

Rear visibility is one of the weakest aspects of Lotus Evora practicality as the rear window is a tiny pentagon filled mostly by the top of the engine.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Lotus Evora.

  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Front electric windows
  • Heated mirrors
  • Leather seat trim
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
  • Service indicator

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
Standard Trim optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

400 equipment

400 standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
400 optional equipment
None available

410 Sport equipment

410 Sport standard equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
410 Sport optional equipment
None available

430 equipment

430 standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
430 optional equipment
None available

430 Sport equipment

430 Sport standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Service indicator
430 Sport optional equipment
None available

GT410 Sport equipment

GT410 Sport standard equipment
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Service indicator
GT410 Sport optional equipment
None available

Premium equipment

Premium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Heated seats
Premium optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Premium Tech equipment

Premium Tech standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Premium Tech optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Sports equipment

Sports standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
Sports optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Sports Premium equipment

Sports Premium standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Heated seats
Sports Premium optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Sports Premium Tech equipment

Sports Premium Tech standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Sports Premium Tech optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Sports Racer equipment

Sports Racer standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Sports Racer optional equipment
None available

Sports Tech equipment

Sports Tech standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Sports Tech optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points

Tech equipment

Tech standard equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • DVD
  • Parking sensors
  • Sat Nav
Tech optional equipment
  • Isofix child seat anchor points