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Lotus Europa S
aka Type aka here, not up there
Production 2006 - 2011
Class Sports Car
Body Style 2-door, 2-seat Mid-Engined Coupe
Length 3900 mm
Width 1850 mm
Height 1120 mm
Wheelbase 2330 mm
Weight 2194 lb (995 kg)
Transmission 6-speed Manual
Engine 2.0 litre turbocharged Inline-4
Power 201 hp (147.9 kW) @ 5400 rpm
N/A lb-ft of torque @ N/A rpm
Similar similar (competition)
Designer Russell Carr

The Lotus Europa S is a sports car that is meant to be more like a two-seat Grand Tourer than Lotus's Elise. It is meant to be more practical and easier to live with on a day-to-day basis than the simplistic Elise. The Europa S is currently only sold in the UK and mainland Europe.

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Recent Changes

  • To celebrate 60th Anniversary, Lotus commissioned East Anglia diamond specialists Winsor Bishop to create a £150,000 (€188,300 or $266,500) limited edition Europa S called the Lotus Europa Diamond Anniversary Edition. Among the features that separate the special model are a black livery (including blacked-out headlight surrounds), interior fitted with high-quality diamond-quilted leather and a gear lever and shift knob studded in diamonds.[1][2][3]

Styles and Major Options

  • Touring Package


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  • British Racing Green


  • Arctic Silver
  • Aubergine Purple
  • Canyon Red
  • Magnetic Blue
  • Nightfall Blue
  • Polar Blue
  • Starlight Black
  • Storm Titanium


  • Aspen White
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Main Competitors

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"Just what is the purpose of the Europa? Despite claims from Lotus to the contrary, it's not a viable daily driver. It rides too firm, there's no graceful way to get in or out., and its dynamics, compared to an Elise, are compromised by the increased mass (995 ky kerb weight) and supposedly soft suspension. And it appears the public agree with my sentiments. To the end of October 2007, as we went to press, just 8 Europas had found homes in Australia. The VFACTS figures also copnfirmed that the $110,000 Europa is also the worst-selling Lotus model; in the same period 38 Elises and 27 range-topping Exiges were sold. To add further perspective on the Europa's incredibly narrow niche, Rolls-Royce shifted 12 $1 million Phantoms in the same timeframe" Wheels Magazine


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Design quirks and oddities

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See Also


Proton Holdings Berhad

Proton | Lotus Group Plc. | Lotus

Current: Elise · Exige · Evora

Upcoming: Elite · Elan · Esprit · Eterne

Historic: Excel · Eclat · Europa · Europa S

Concept: APX Concept · M90 · 340R · Exige GT3 · Hot Wheels Concept · Eco Elise Concept · M250 Concept · Evora 414E Hybrid Concept · Evora Carbon Concept · Etna Concept · City Car Concept · Elise Concept · Elan Concept · Esprit Concept · Elite Concept · Eterne Concept

Performance: Carlton · Cortina · Zytek Elise

Racing: T127 · 2-Eleven · Evora Type 124 · Evora Cup · Cosworth KV Racing IndyCar · Mk1 · Mk2 · Mk3 · Mk4 · Mk5 · 6 · 7 · Mk8 · Mk9 · 10 · 11 · 12 · 15 · 16 · 17 · 18 · 19 · 20 · 20B · 21 · 22 · 23 · 24 · 25 · 27 · 29 · 30 · 31 · 32 · 33 · 34 · 38 · 39 · 42 · 43 · 48 · 49 · 56 · 56B · 63 · 64 · 72 · 76 · 77 · 78 · 79 · 80 · 81 · 85 · 86 · 87 · 88 · 91 · 92 · 93T · 94T · 95T · 96T · 97T · 98T · 99T · 100T · 101 · 102 · 105 · 107 · 109 · 112 · 114 · 115 · 119 · Exos Type 125

Group Lotus · Lotus Racing · Lotus Sport · Colin Chapman

Colin Chapman Corporate website A Division of Group Lotus

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