Lotus Europa S out of production after only 4 years!

TheLotus Europa S went on sale in 2006 and already the company has announced that it will be going out of production after only four years! Why, you ask? Well, the British manufacturer offered no reason for why they made such a decision. Our only guess is the excessively high price. Another good reason could be the fact that the Lotus Europa was produced as a more relaxed model to the Lotus Elise , but was never as accepted as Lotus had anticipated.

Lotus also announced that the effective date of the shutdown is immediate and, therefore, retailers will not accept any orders for these models. A harsh ending for a "relaxed" automobile.

The Europa S is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo engine producing 200 hp at 5400rpm. The Lotus Europa S achieves around 90% of its maximum torque at only 2000 rpm to give "supercar" levels of acceleration from low engine speeds, propelling the car from 0 -96 km/h (60 mph) in around 5.5 seconds, and 100 mph in around 14 seconds. Maximum speed is approximately 140 mph.

Why do you think the Lotus Europa S is seeing its end?

Source: Le Blog Auto

7 comments:

Well, sad to hear that they would leave the country soon.. However, the good thing about Lotus car is the speed though the interior is not that good. And one thing, I have noticed that they can’t produced a power output that was more than 200 hp.

wait till you see the Evora S, i’m sure you’ll love it.

well nothing lasts forever, maybe it’s time to say bye bye to the Europa.

Well, I think that four years of production is not really successful and I think some other exotic car put this car behind and left for a successful production.

huh it’s low performance engine pull it’s selling down... why would you buy such low car performance if you can have a high performance car with lesser price?

Well, nothing lasts forever. Maybe it’s time to say bye bye to the Europa.

Being marketed as a more "usable" Lotus, the Europa has now been way out-classed and out-performed by the even more usable and only slightly more expensive Evora.

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