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Discover the captivating journey of Lotus's flagship model, the Evora, through the expertly crafted pages of this definitive book by Lotus enthusiast Johnny Tipler. From its groundbreaking introduction in 2008 to the end of its illustrious production in 2021, Tipler meticulously unveils the complete story of the Type 122 Evora.
Unearth the origins, context, manufacturing process, and evolutionary milestones of the Evora and its remarkable variants. Delve into the dynamic world of grand touring sports cars as the author embarks on international road trips, bringing to life the Evora's exceptional performance. Gain an intimate understanding of the essence of this legendary vehicle through in-depth interviews with leading personalities at Lotus, intimately involved in its design, development, construction, and marketing endeavors. The book culminates with an intriguing glimpse into the much-anticipated successor, the Type 131 Emira, introduced in 2021.
Drawing on his extensive association with the Lotus brand, including his time at the renowned John Player Team Lotus Motorsport Press Office during the iconic JPS era, Tipler brings a wealth of insider knowledge to this exceptional work. Renowned for his authoritative automotive publications, including works on the Lotus Elise, his contributions to the Club Lotus International publication, and his close friendship with Classic Team Lotus boss Clive Chapman, Tipler is deeply embedded in the world of Lotus racing heritage.
Prepare to be captivated by the Evora's avant-garde styling and ingenious engineering, a harmonious fusion that defies convention. Throughout the book, the author grants readers exclusive access to the Lotus factory, providing a rare opportunity to observe the construction process firsthand. Immerse yourself in the captivating narrative as Tipler engages directly with key figures responsible for the Evora's design, development, and construction, unraveling the intricacies behind its iconic status.
Experience the Toyota 3.5-liter V6 engine, a steadfast companion that has powered every iteration of the Evora, marking a continuation of a historical synergy. Explore the chassis, which embodies the pioneering bonded aluminum technology pioneered in the Elise, comprising a central tub and modules at the front and rear. Embark on thrilling road trips, as the author shares exhilarating drive stories featuring the Evora, showcasing its undeniable allure.
Unveiling the origins of its name, the Evora not only pays homage to the Portuguese city but also embodies concepts of evolution and aura. The book features over 300 stunning images, including previously unseen professional photographs and specially commissioned artworks, transporting you into the visually breathtaking world of the Evora.
Embrace the allure of Lotus's iconic Evora and embark on an unforgettable journey through time. Johnny Tipler's meticulously researched and beautifully presented book is an essential addition to the library of any automotive enthusiast, offering an intimate glimpse into the captivating story of a true automotive legend.