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Lotus Evora S

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2nd September, 2010

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

Ahead of an appearance at the Paris Motor Show in October, Lotus Cars announces a revision of the Evora, the Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option.

Lotus has taken the Evora and redeveloped it with a 257 kW 3.5-litre V6 engine to provide the Evora S.

As one of the few people to drive the Evora S, Dany Bahar, Lotus’ Chief Executive Officer, summed it up 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 Lotus 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,
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

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Power: 257.5 kW @ 7,000 rpm
Torque: 400 Nm @ 4,500 rpm
0-100 km/h: 4.8 seconds
Top speed 275 km/h
Weight: 1,437 kg

Fuel consumption

Suburban 14.5 l/100 km
Highway  7.4 l/100 km
Combined  10.0 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 235 g/km


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 matched to the 206 kW 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 2010 Paris Motor Show.

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


Power: 206 kW @ 6,400 rpm
Torque: 350 Nm @ 4,700 rpm
0-100 km/h: 5.5 seconds
Top speed 248 km/h
Weight: 1,436 kg

Fuel consumption

Suburban 12.6 l/100 km
Highway 6.6 l/100 km
Combined 8.8 l/100 km
CO2 Emissions 208 g/km


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