Lotus Evora upgraded
Lotus Evora 2+2 IPS (UK specification)
BMW Z4 update
6th September, 2011
10th April, 2011
18th September, 2011
The Lotus Evora, the range topping mid-engined sports
car from the legendary British motor sport company, has been radically upgraded by the new Australia
The range is now topped by the Lotus Evora S, which is fitted with a new supercharged engine that
boosts engine performance from 206 to 257.5 kW, endowing the Evora with super car performance. Sitting
in the middle of the new range, the Lotus Evora IPS offers a new automatic gearbox that combines the
performance and responsiveness for which the Evora is renowned with the ease of use of a self-shifting
The Lotus Evora is now lavishly equipped with features that were previously optional.
The new Lotus Evora range opens at $119,990* for the Evora 2+2; the new Evora 2+2 IPS is $124,990*
and topping the range, the Evora S 2+2 is $139,990*.
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The Lotus Evora
Evora, the first all-new Lotus since the Elise roadster made its debut in 1995, the Evora entered
the sports car market as the world’s only production mid-engined 2+2.
The Evora provides a rewarding driving experience: the mid-engined lay out gives exceptional agility
and the Lotus engineered suspension ensures noteworthy ride and handling. Powered by a Lotus-tuned 3.5
litre V6 engine producing 206 kW @ 6,400 rpm, and weighing just 1,382 kg, the Evora delivers an
experience true to the Lotus tradition.
With the zero to 100 km/h sprint taking 5.1 seconds, a top speed of 261 km/h and an Official
European Combined Cycle fuel economy of 8.5 litres/100 km and emissions of 199 g/km CO2 the Evora stays
true to the ethos of performance through light weight. The other economy figures are equally impressive
with Official European Urban Cycle of 12.1 litres/100 km and 6.3 litres/100 km for the Official
European Extra Urban Cycle all combined with exceptional ride and handling.
Because one of the roles of the Evora is to attract new customers, as well as performance
aficionados to the Lotus brand, the Evora offers a more refined ownership experience than Lotus’
existing smaller four cylinder models. Its elegantly styled cabin is beautifully trimmed and its
equipment list includes contemporary features such as an advanced touchscreen multi-media system and
electric power-fold door mirrors. Careful attention has also been paid to its ease of use; with wider,
taller door apertures, narrower sills and higher seating position making getting in and out of the
cabin a less 'athletic' undertaking than it is in Lotus’ smaller sports cars whilst the design of the
cabin itself will accommodate two in the front seats.
Manufactured by Lotus Lightweight Structures, the Evora uses the same award winning chassis that
enable the Elise to boast the world’s first bonded and extruded aluminium chassis. It is produced by
combining extruded aluminium sections that are bonded together, a combination that produces a total
weight for the chassis of just 206 kg. But lightness does not mean a lack of strength. Indeed, its
structure will absorb three times as much energy in an accident as an equivalent steel structure and
with a stiffness of 26,600 Nm/degree; it provides the ideal basis for accurate, responsive
The Evora has fully independent front and rear suspension, using forged aluminium double wishbone
suspension, front and rear anti-roll bars, Eiback spring and Bilstein shocks, but it’s the way that
Lotus test drivers and engineers have worked together to make sure that the Evora offers handling and
road holding that is believed, by Lotus, to be a new benchmark. The steering response is peerless,
ride quality composed and the Evora offers driving pleasure in all conditions.
The mechanical side of the suspension is backed by the full range of electronic suspension
acronyms, starting with CBC or Corner Brake Control, which redistributes brake force during cornering
to ensure braking during corners does not throw the car off the desired line. Drag Torque Control (DTC)
eliminates torque induced wheel lock up during quick down shifts by matching engine and road speeds;
the Electronic Stability Control (ESC) has been calibrated specifically for the Evora to maximise
safety and minimise its intervention and maximise driver enjoyment. The ABS brakes are fitted with the
latest Hydraulic Brake Assist (HBA) to enable the driver to get the absolute maximum stopping power
when required and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD) to cope with changing grip levels. The
Electronic Differential Lock (EDL) and Traction Control System (TCS) ensure that under all conditions
the Evora can lay down the maximum power and torque safely and effectively. The DPM with Sports Mode
button increases the traction slip thresholds and removes understeer recognition, allowing the driver
more vehicle control before an electronic intervention is required.
For track use with the exception of the ABS, HBA and EBD, these systems may be turned off to enable
the driver to have maximum fun and enjoyment.
The ‘convenience factor’ of the Evora extends to all areas of the car. For instance, beneath the
skin the entire front-end structure is a high tech aluminium “sacrificial” modular unit, with bolt on
attachment to the main extruded aluminium tub. This modular unit is not only designed to deform for
maximum safety and to make the production assembly process more efficient, but also to reduce repair
costs in the event of a frontal impact.
The Evora is hand crafted and built on a dedicated new assembly line within Lotus’ advanced
manufacturing facility at Hethel in the East of England with production capacity of approximately 2,000
cars a year.
The Lotus Evora IPS
The IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) version of the Lotus Evora adds a six speed automatic gearbox
to the Evora that 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 really feel each gear shift and be in complete control of the
Based on a Toyota gearbox for durability and reliability, the IPS gearbox has been provided with a
new computer programme developed specially to suit the Evora and its drivers by Lotus. This means that
while it offers the ease of use and convenience of a conventional automatic, its responsiveness and its
effective application of performance is in line with the Lotus ethos.
The Lotus Evora S
Lotus have taken the award winning Evora and made it with a 257.5 kW 3.5l V6 engine to provide the
Evora S. With a Harrop HTV 1320 supercharger assembly utilising Eaton Twin Vortex Series (TVS)
Technology developed by Lotus, performance is lifted into the super car bracket, with a 0-100 km/h time
of 4.8 seconds and, where permitted, a top speed of 277 km/h. Yet, thanks to the advanced light weight
engineering pioneered by Lotus.
NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory
charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are
subject to change without notice, as are the specifications.