AUSTIN, Texas – March 17, 2010 – The first Lotus Evora delivery in North America took place today at John Eagle European’s Lotus of Austin when dealer principal Sonny Morgan handed Austin-area resident Bruce Rice the keys to a brand new 2010 Lotus Evora 2+2 sports car. Lotus of Austin will host a party to commemorate the first delivery tomorrow at 5 p.m. inside the dealership. Lotus of Austin offers the full range of Lotus sports cars, including the Evora, Elise and Exige. "Delivering the first Evora in North America was an exciting moment for John Eagle European and the Lotus brand,” said Morgan. “The Evora is one of the most advanced new sports cars available in the world, and the very first customer model is on the road today right here in Austin.”
The Evora is the world’s only mid-engine, four-seat sports car. Powered by a Lotus-tuned 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 276 hp, and weighing less than 3,000 pounds, the Evora offers breathtaking performance. Only a few thousand Evoras will be built worldwide each year, so the car will exude an exclusivity that matches its performance and stylish good looks.
In addition to its excellent performance and exemplary handling, the Evora offers a refined ownership experience. Highlights include a contemporary, hand-crafted and elegantly trimmed cabin, as well as an equipment list with such high-tech features as an advanced touch-screen multi-media system incorporating a state-of-the-art Alpine satellite navigation and audio system. The new Evora is not only suited to carve up the hill country roads, but can also serve as an everyday driver.
In 2009, Lotus of Austin was the No. 1 ranked Lotus dealership in Texas, and third in the United States. Lotus is one of the flagship marques offered by John Eagle European, which also sells Aston Martin and Bentley automobiles inside its plush showroom located at 12989 Research Boulevard in Austin. For more information on Lotus of Austin, visit www.lotusofaustin.com.
About John Eagle European
John Eagle European is part of the John Eagle group of dealerships, which consists of 13 dealerships in Texas and Florida. John Eagle European offers the complete line of Aston Martin, Bentley and Lotus fine motorcars. In addition, the dealership offers pre-owned models and services all of those cars. The museum-inspired facility hosts exclusive events year-round. Additional information about John Eagle European is available at www.johneagleeuropean.com or by calling (512) 401-2663.