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Offline AshSimmonds

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Spied! Supercharged Lotus Evora S Tests Ahead of Paris Reveal

Late last week, an email from a Lotus exec, supposedly leaked from within corporate headquarters, made its way online. In the email, plans were announced to create two new variants of the current Evora 2+2 coupe to be shown at the Paris Motor Show. The first variant is of standard specification with the exception of adding an automatic gearbox that could be of a double-clutch type. The second variant is entirely more exciting. Dubbed Evora S, it will see a supercharger bolted to the Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter mid-mounted V-6 engine.

Read more: http://wot.motortrend.com/6704307/future/spied-supercharged-lotus-evora-s-tests-ahead-of-paris-reveal/index.html#ixzz0wuy6Qstq



Offline futurism


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I predict widespread outrage over the supercharged version being announced so soon, even though those that purchased the regular version should have realised it was coming



Offline allanuber


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I predict widespread outrage over the supercharged version being announced so soon, even though those that purchased the regular version should have realised it was coming

I predict no-one really cares. IMHO the Evora was one of the biggest meh's of the year.
C'mon, do it!



Offline cjay


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Not many out there to outrage...

I'd be up for an auto Evora S :) shame It will be crazy money and I have no spare cash :(



Offline 986986


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I predict no-one really cares. IMHO the Evora was one of the biggest meh's of the year.

It’s a real shame with a brand that has potentially so much to offer... I specifically also feel meh due to the price point, it is simply off the chart.

I think I have said this before, but at the risk of repeating.... extrapolating the current standard car cost I think we can assume that this is going to be around the $200K mark.... essentially the same as a new 997.2 or a ex demo 997.2 S…. no contest……. And that’s even before the Fiat drivers start talking about 360 or430 etc ;)



Offline looney


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I predict widespread outrage over the supercharged version being announced so soon, even though those that purchased the regular version should have realised it was coming

its a non issue, because nobody actually purchased one.

its so sad that Lotus keep building cars that dont sell :(



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There is at least one on the road in Brisbane LOL



Offline mhh

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I predict widespread outrage over the supercharged version being announced so soon, even though those that purchased the regular version should have realised it was coming

The original Evora was revealed at Paris two years ago (to stifled yawns). I'm not surprised at the update - by all accounts it is needed.



Offline 986986


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I am not sure who the importer is - but if I was back in Hethel I would take a worldwide view... build a beachhead in Global markets by delivering manufacturer backed dealerships with that reduce the Exige and Elise range price, sell the Evora S product in the sub $150K bracket with the base Evora product in the $120K bracket (where it could be a real game changer) it would afford you to buy marketshare and goodwill and then it at least gives you something to promote the new Esprit on the back of, at the moment Lotus really have nothing to leverage what is/was a great brand off.... sad when you think of Chapmans legacy and all the innovation this brand bought to road and racing..... not to mention all the names who drove for it!



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It's an Evora but not as you know it

Ahead of the official unveil at the Paris Motor Show on September 30th, Lotus announce 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 350 PS 3.5l V6 engine to create 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."

So apart from the obvious power difference, how is the Evora S different to the standard Evora? It's another question we put to the CEO (given that he's spent a little time behind the wheel, we thought he'd be best placed to answer questions). This is what he said: "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 here's a heads up 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 just 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."

So there you have it folks, the next generation of Lotus Evora, the Evora S, set to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.

But that's not all. In addition to the Evora S, Lotus also presents the IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option. This inception of the seven-time-award-winning (who's counting? We are!) Evora sees an automatic 6-speed gearbox with Lotus developed transmission control with a 3.5 l V6 engine delivering 280 PS 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 really feel each gear shift and 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 such as Asia, the Middle East and the US. 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."

Evora S Technical Specification

Model Evora S
Engine - Mid mounted, transverse 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-I
Emissions see below due to wheel options
Transmission - 6 speed manual
Chassis - Modular lightweight bonded aluminium structure
Steering - Lotus tuned hydraulically-assisted power steering
Suspension - Forged aluminium double wishbone suspension
Bilstein high performance gas dampers
Eibach coaxial coil springs

Performance data

Standard wheel option
Fuel consumption - urban 14.5 l/100km
Fuel consumption – extra urban 7.4 l/100km
Fuel consumption - combined 10.0l/100km
CO2 Emissions 235 g/km

19/20" wheel option
Fuel consumption - urban 14.6 I/100km
Fuel consumption – extra urban 7.6 I/100km
Fuel consumption - combined 10.2 I/100km
CO2 Emissions 239 g/km

Max power - 350 PS / 257.5 kW @ 7000 rpm
Max torque - 400 Nm / 295 lb ft @ 4500 rpm
0-60 mph - 4.6s
0-100 km/h 4.8s
Maximum speed - 172mph
Vehicle mass (unladen) - 1437kg

Evora IPS Option Technical Specification

Engine - Mid mounted, transverse 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-I
Emissions - 208 g/km
Transmission Electronically controlled 6 speed automatic
Chassis Modular lightweight bonded aluminium structure
Steering Lotus tuned hydraulically-assisted power steering
Suspension Forged aluminium double wishbone suspension
Bilstein high performance gas dampers
Eibach coaxial coil springs

Performance data

Fuel consumption - urban 12.6 l/100km
Fuel consumption – extra urban 6.6 l/100km
Fuel consumption - combined 8.8 l/100km
CO2 Emissions 208 g/km

Max power - 280 PS / 206 KW @ 6400rpm
Max torque - 350 Nm / 258 lb ft @ 4700rpm
0-60 mph - 5.3s
0-100 km/h - 5.5s
Maximum speed - 155mph
Vehicle mass (unladen) - 1436 kg




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