Lotus Evora - sneak preview

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Sneak previews of Evora engine and transmission updates...

Lotus Evora - sneak preview
Lotus Evora: All the details

 

Lotus Evora

  • Lotus Evora S
  • 257kW supercharged V6
  • Lotus Evora IPS
  • Six-speed automatic option

Ahead of the official unveil at the Paris Motor Show on September 30th, Lotus Cars announces the latest evolution of the award winning Evora, the Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option.

Lotus has taken the award winning* Evora and re-created it with a 257kW 3.5-litre V6 engine to create the Evora S.

As one of the few people to drive the Evora S, Dany Bahar, Lotus' Chief Executive Officer, summed it up beautifully when he said: "You don't realise what you were missing from your driving experience until you get behind the wheel of the Evora S."

Apart from the obvious power difference: "It's the next level of Evora experience. It communicates with you better; the suspension setting has been fine tuned for added power and control so it responds even more to direction. It's an instinctual car, the experience is pure."

"We were proud of the Evora but we're even prouder of the Evora S, I feel like it does the true Lotus experience justice. The really great thing is that as we move forward the standard Evora should also benefit from some of these developments."

The Evora S comes with a sport pack as standard featuring a 'sport' button, which allows the driver to control, throttle response and activate the exhaust by-pass valve. The sport button also raises the instantaneous rev limit and changes the dynamic stability control settings resulting in a total experience change. There are cross-drilled brakes for improved cooling. And a 'head-up display' for those who buy into the old adage 'you can tell the men from the boys by the size of their toys': the external emotion of the Evora S has been improved with a completely new active exhaust which means that at the push of a button the car sounds as dramatic as it feels.

Commenting on the Evora S, Lotus Chief Commercial Officer Andreas Prillmann said: "The Evora S is a natural progression for us but more than that, it's a taste of what people can come to expect from the next generation of Lotus cars. It retains core Lotus values such as performance through lightweight but it also gives more than that. It's the perfect combination of top performance, style and comfort. Form doesn't sacrifice function in the case of the Evora S."

Lotus Evora S specifications
Engine:   Mid-mounted, transverse 3.5-litre DOHC V6 VVT-I, supercharger
Transmission:  Six-speed manual
Chassis:  Modular lightweight bonded aluminium
Steering:  Lotus tuned hydraulically assisted power steering
Suspension: Forged aluminium double wishbone suspension
Bilstein high performance gas dampers
Eibach coaxial coil springs
Performance  
Power:   257.5kW @ 7000rpm
Torque:  400Nm @ 4500rpm
0-100km/h:  4.8 seconds
Top speed 275km/h
Weight:  1437kg
Fuel consumption  
Suburban 14.5l/100km
Highway 7.4l/100km
Combined 10.0l/100km
CO2 Emissions 235g/km

EVORA IPS
In addition to the Evora S, Lotus will also present the IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option. This sees an automatic six-speed gearbox with Lotus-developed transmission control mated to the 206kW 3.5-litre V6 engine, assuring a superior automatic driving experience.

The IPS version of the Evora allows the driver to switch between manual paddle shift and automatic drive modes. The driver also has the option of selecting 'sport' mode, which showcases the Lotus sport driving experience allowing the driver to be in complete control of the transmission.

Commenting on the development, Dany Bahar said: "The Evora IPS is set to broaden the appeal of the Evora and reach out to a slightly different market. We hope it will be popular with established automatic locations. It's been a long time since Lotus created an automatic and we've spent a great deal of time refining this one to make sure that it perfectly complements the Evora drive experience.

The Lotus Evora S and Evora IPS option will be unveiled to the public at the Paris Motor Show on September 30.

Lotus Evora IPS option specification
Engine:  Mid-mounted, transverse 3.5-litre DOHC V6 VVT-i
Transmission:  Electronically controlled six-speed automatic with manual paddle-shift override
Performance  
Power: 206kW @ 6400rpm
Torque:  350Nm @ 4700rpm
0-100km/h:  5.5 seconds
Top speed 248km/h
Weight:   1436kg
Fuel consumption  
Suburban   12.6l/100km
Highway  6.6l/100km
Combined  8.8l/100km
CO2 Emissions 208g/km

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