Lotus Evora S laptime at Laguna Seca (post 1988)

2011 Lotus Evora S completed a lap of Laguna Seca (post 1988) in 1 minute and 42.49 seconds.

Track Laguna Seca (post 1988)
Type flying start
Vehicle Lotus Evora S
Power / weight 351 ps / 1437 kg
Time 1:42.490
Average speed 127 kph (79 mph)
Submitted 01.09.2011 by motortrend
Reference http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uvbt2vbzIo&feature=feedu
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Porsche Cayman S1:41.26
Porsche Cayman R1:41.64
V12 Vantage S1:41.77
F-Type R Coupe1:42.00
Lotus Evora S1:42.49
Jaguar XKR-S1:42.90
BMW M3 (E92)1:42.96
Audi RS51:42.97
Mustang Boss 302 LS1:43.00
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Shaggy  5y ago

I say it's correct.


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Viking  5y ago

Good video, and excellent commentary by Randy Pobst. He says the Lotus prefers smooth inputs, and has excellent steering feel, but he has to purposely slow down his hands to match the quick responses of the car. The Evora S oversteers on corner entry, and understeers on exit. He demonstrates the oversteer just to get a bit sideways. Obviously not on a timed fast lap. It is clear when he is trying to go fast in corners, because his steering inputs get real smooth. Very different from Christian Gebhardt's manhandling and sawing at the wheel.


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GWrrx  7y ago

Damn I was close in predicting the time for the Cayman R!

Now I'm going to guess the Cayman R runs the "RING" somewhere between 7:52-7:58


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w0o0dy  7y ago

@Jeff B & Apathy: Yes i agree its pretty expensive.. although its quite a unique proposition (2+2, decent luxury, above average comfort yet above average handling and high enjoyment factor) and its quit low volume... so that doesn't help in getting to low cost production. I think all competitors are easily putting 5 to 10 times the volume on the market each year...


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Jeff B  7y ago

The Evora is a terrible value in the US but great in the UK, there just arent enough of them here.


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Mike B  7y ago

I know, but in the article in Road & Track says this:

but the most impressive thing about it was its durability, it lapped Laguna Seca for two straight days needing only a few fuel stops and tire changes. Most other production cars wouldn’t have lasted five laps. And oh yeah, it laid down a lap time of 1:39.5 sec.

That points out to a factory laptime, I doubt R&T would rent the track for two whole days to make a lap, they've never done that.


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Apathy  7y ago

I like the Evora in concept, but the price really kills it for me.

Where does your 64k dollars go exactly? Surely the high price isn't due to the slightly modified camry motor. The interior isn't on par with say, an M3, a car with a more expensive engine, that is 10 grand less as well.

I just don't know how they can justify asking for so much.


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GWrrx  7y ago

I'm guessin the Cayman R does it somewhere between 1:41- 1:41.5


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w0o0dy  7y ago

@Mike B in the list for Laguna Seca it says Road&Track...


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Mike B  7y ago

Wasn't the 1:39.5 a factory laptime?


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w0o0dy  7y ago

Faster than the Cayman S with PDK and faster than the M3... and you should see and hear Randy Pobst about this car.. he LIKES IT!

Judging by the laptime of the Boss 302LS (1,5 seconds slower than Road&Track did with that car) the conditions may have been unfavorable for a really fast time too.... So it may well be able to go faster still.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uvbt2vbzIo&hd=1

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