Automakers Talking With Lotus About Evora Chassis

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The new Evora is a work of art, and apparently we’re not the only ones who think so. According to Autocar, Lotus has had a few inquiries from companies wanting to use the Evora platform.

When Autocar spoke with European operation boss Mark James, he made it clear that Lotus doesn’t go shopping for third party buyers, but they are always willing to listen.

This wouldn’t be the first time that Lotus sold their chassis to other automakers. The old Elise was used for the Opel Speedster/Vauxhall VX220 . It was also used on the Tesla Roadster .

The Evora chassis is nearly the same – only 275mm longer - as the one found under the Elise , except for one major difference. The Evora was built with a V6 in mind, so that could give automakers the chance to create larger and more powerful engines. Not to mention a larger chassis could work well with electric motors, as it wouldn’t take nearly the amount of work that the Elise’s did.

Source: Autocar



This would be an excellent chassis for the Tesla "Model R" successor to the Roadster.

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