The recommended retail prices for the following countries are as follows and include local taxes:
Recommended Retail Price â€“ _51,100 RRP
Metallic Paint â€“ _950 RRP
Lifestyle Paint â€“ _1,450 RRP
Recommended Retail Price â€“ _50,600 RRP
Metallic Paint â€“ _925 RRP
Lifestyle Paint â€“ _1,425 RRP
Recommended Retail Price â€“ _49,100 RRP
Metallic Paint â€“ _910 RRP
Lifestyle Paint â€“ _1,390 RRP
Recommended Retail Price â€“ _52,100 RRP
Metallic Paint â€“ _932 RRP
Lifestyle Paint â€“ _1,426 RRP
Recommended Retail Price â€“ _66,603 RRP
Metallic Paint â€“ _1,275 RRP
Lifestyle Paint â€“ _1,908 RRP
Recommended Retail Price â€“ SFr 72,100 RRP
Metallic Paint â€“ SFr 1,280 RRP
Lifestyle Paint â€“ SFr 2,050 RRP
Recommended Retail Price â€“ ÂŁ32,995 RRP
Metallic Paint â€“ ÂŁ595 RRP
Lifestyle Paint â€“ ÂŁ1,009 RRP
Euros before local taxes:
Recommended Retail Price â€“ _41,500.00 RRP
Metallic Paint â€“ _776.47 RRP
Lifestyle Paint â€“ _1,188.10 RRP
Recommended retail prices for other countries in Europe and non-European countries will be issued shortly. However, please note that the Europa S will not be sold in North America (USA and Canada).
About the Lotus Europa S:
The new Lotus Europa S, a Grand Tourer (GT) inspired two-seater, will provide Lotus customers a spectacular sportscar with significantly enhanced levels of touring and cruising capability, as well as higher levels of comfort and refinement to complement the simplicity of the Lotus Elise and Exige models.
The Europa S follows the core Lotus philosophy of performance through light weight, enabling this refined and high-performing GT car to weigh a mere 995 kg, making it class - leading in this respect. This low weight has been obtained through the clever use of advanced and high-tech materials including an extruded and bonded aluminium chassis, composite body panels and a very advanced composite energy absorbing front crash structure.
When compared to the award-winning Lotus Elise, the Europa S has a larger boot / luggage compartment and easier cabin access, resulting from lower chassis sides and a higher roof line. Combined with a full leather interior, Satellite Navigation and driver and passenger airbags all as standard, Lotus has created itâ€™s interpretation of a â€śBusiness Classâ€ť driving experience, which remains true to the Companyâ€™s design philosophy.
The new mid-engine coupe will deliver high levels of performance from a high torque (272 Nm or 200 lbft at 5000 rpm) 2.0-litre turbo engine producing 147 kW (197 hp or 200 PS) at 5400rpm.
The Lotus Europa S achieves around 90% of its maximum torque at only 2000 rpm to give classleading levels of acceleration from low engine speeds, propelling the car from 0 â€“ 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds (0 - 60 mph in 5.6 seconds), and 160 km/h (100 mph) in 13.6 seconds.
Maximum speed is 240 km/h (150 mph). Being a Lotus, the Europa S has a competitive power to weight ratio of 198 hp / tonne (205 PS / tonne or 148 kW / tonne).
Group Lotus Plc currently holds The Manufacturer Magazineâ€™s â€śWorld Class Manufacturer of the Yearâ€ť 2005 award for its facility at Hethel in Norfolk, UK. The new Lotus Europa will be manufactured in this facility, alongside the Elise and the Exige.
Source: Group Lotus plc