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?