Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 28 - 29 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

In terms of fuel consumption, Lotus Evora S running costs are relatively frugal returning an average of 28.7mpg with the manual gearbox and 29.3mpg with the auto. With a power output of 345bhp that's a pretty good result. Some Lotus dealers have a reputation for charging high servicing costs so be aware.

Pumping out 229g/km of CO2, this places Lotus Evora S emissions in a high tax band. You will incur high costs for owning such a sexy car. The automatic IPS version is slightly cleaner, emitting 224g/km of CO2.

After a year or two there may be signs of wear and tear since the materials are a little lightweight. This weight-saving is brilliant for performance but it means that the plastics may mark easier than say a Porsche Cayman. The mechanical components should be quite reliable and the Toyota-derived engine should be strong enough to withstand a regular pummelling.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £330 - £565
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Insurance group 50
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