AUSTIN, Texas – March 18, 2010 – The first Lotus Evora delivery in North America took place yesterday at John Eagle European’s Lotus of Austin when dealer principal Sonny Morgan handed Austin-area resident Bruce Rice the keys to his brand new 2010 Lotus Evora 2+2 sports car. Lotus of Austin hosted a party to commemorate the first delivery yesterday evening inside the dealership. Lotus of Austin offers the full range of Lotus sports cars, including the Evora, Elise and Exige.
"Delivering the first Evora in North America was an exciting moment for John Eagle European and the Lotus brand,” said Morgan. “The multiple award-winning Evora is one of the most advanced new sports cars available in the world, and the very first customer car is on the road today right here in Austin.”
The Evora is the world’s only mid-engine, four-seat sports car. Powered by a Lotus-tuned 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 276 hp, and weighing just over 3,000 pounds, the Evora offers breathtaking performance. Only a couple thousand Evoras will be built for the world each year, so the car will exude an exclusivity that matches its performance and stylish good looks.
In addition to its excellent performance and exemplary handling, the Evora offers a refined ownership experience. Highlights include a contemporary, hand-crafted and elegantly trimmed cabin, as well as an equipment list with such high-tech features available as an advanced touch-screen multi-media system incorporating a state-of-the-art Alpine satellite navigation and audio system. The new Evora is not only suited for carving up the hill country roads, but can also very comfortably serve as an everyday driver.
In 2009, Lotus of Austin was the No. 1 ranked Lotus dealership in Texas, and third in the United States. Lotus is one of the flagship marques offered by John Eagle European, which also sells Aston Martin and Bentley automobiles inside its plush showroom located at 12989 Research Boulevard in Austin. For more information on Lotus of Austin, visit www.lotusofaustin.com
About John Eagle European – Lotus of Austin
John Eagle European is part of the John Eagle group of dealerships, which consists of 13 dealerships in Texas and Florida. John Eagle European offers the complete line of Aston Martin, Bentley and Lotus fine motorcars. In addition, the dealership offers pre-owned models and services all of those cars. The museum-inspired facility hosts exclusive events year-round. Additional information about John Eagle European is available at www.johneagleeuropean.com or by calling (512) 401-2663.
The main operating subsidiary of Group Lotus plc is Lotus Cars Ltd, which has two operating divisions - Lotus Engineering and Lotus Cars. Lotus Engineering is an internationally recognized automotive engineering consultancy based in Norfolk, UK. Global facilities include those in Michigan (USA), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), China and offices in Germany and Japan, with rapid expansion in new territories such as South East Asia.
Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, offering a full engineering service from initial concept and project design through development and integration of the complete vehicle to meet all worldwide markets and customers to full production. This includes third party 'niche vehicle' engineering and manufacture worldwide.
Lotus Cars builds world class, prestige, high performance sports cars for sale in 37 countries. These include the iconic Lotus Elise, the Exige, the 2-Eleven and Lotus’ latest model, the Lotus Evora. Lotus is a global high-tech company, expanding rapidly and committed to driving forward technology for both Lotus Cars and its Engineering clients, spearheading research into such areas as hybrids, electric vehicles and renewable fuels.