With a 3.5-litre, supercharged, 24-valve V6 engine, power is set at an excellent 345bhp (350PS), allied to a punchy 295lbs ft (400Nm) of torque. Select the first of the Sport Racer’s six, close-ratio, sequential gears and the acceleration from a standing start is brisk to say the least. Equally exciting is its stopping power from the four-pot front and rear, AP fast road brakes set-up, which can be experienced from within the Evora’s spacious, leather-lined cockpit. It provides ample proof that Lotus makes sportscar ownership not only well-focused but also most entertaining. An automatic option is available.