Trend 8.21: 2021 Lotus Evora GT
Motor Trend|August 2021
A Cayman fighter, just before death
SCOTT EVANS

Ten years ago, the Lotus Evora S finished dead last during our inaugural Best Driver’s Car competition. It was rough around the edges, but it had enormous potential. The original Evora won praise for its on-road handling, but driving it on a track revealed unpredictable behavior at the limit.

The Evora GT eliminates the sketchiness. There’s plenty of grip once the rubber heats up, with mild understeer mid-corner and modest oversteer on the exits. Overall, the Evora GT is super communicative and playful without being harsh or threatening. The Evora’s ability to deliver serious performance without beating up its driver has always been its greatest strength; in the GT, performance has increased demonstrably, and comfort has improved.

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