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     lotus europa s

    Lotus Europa S, a derivative of the hardcore Elise but with an opulent by Lotus standards interior, improved accessibility and a host of accessories and features not usually found in the light weight roadsters.The mid-engined two seat coupe sports a 2.0 L turbocharged GM Ecotec engine producing 147 kW (197 hp/203 PS) at 5400 rpm. The torquey 272 N·m (200 ft·lbf) engine allows the car to reach 60 mph (97 km/h) in around 5.6 seconds, and 100 mph (161 km/h) in around 13.8 seconds. Maximum speed is 143 mph (230 km/h).

    It has the same wheelbase as the Vauxhall VX220, which is longer than that of the Elise.The Europa S is a light weight car of 995 kg (2194 lb) with a 147 kW (197 hp) 2.0 L engine. It uses Lotus designed monocoque structure of epoxy-bonded aluminium alloy extrusion incorporating integral steel roll over structure and lightweight steel rear subframe.Its body using lightweight composite hard top body panels with detachable front and rear clamshells.

    europa s

    From this angle the Europa clearly has a different look compared to the Exige coupe. Pop the hatch and there’s enough room in back to throw a few duffel bags in for the weekend.

    The 17-inch wheels are unique to the Europa and feature 175/55 tires up front and 225/45 tires in back.

    engine

    GM’s 2.0-liter turbocharged Ecotec engine provides the power. A six-speed manual transmission is the standard gearbox and there’s no limited-slip differential like in the Elise and Exige.

    suspension

    As with all Lotus cars, the Europa S also adopts a front anti-roll bar and fully independent sports suspension using unequal length or F1 type double wishbones and Bilstein mono-tube dampers with coaxial Eibach springs at each corner. Price From RM 300 000.

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