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Lotus hots up the Evora


Lotus has revealed details of its new Evora S sports car, ahead of its debut in Paris

Lotus has announced the latest evolution of the Evora – the Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option.

The standard Evora has been re-created with a 3.5-litre V6 engine to create the Evora S. The suspension setting has also been fine tuned for added power and control.

“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,” says Dany Bahar, Lotus CEO.

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. There are cross-drilled brakes for improved cooling. And, the Evora S has a completely new active exhaust which means the sound is dramatic.

External cghanges are minimal, with a slightly larger rear diffuser.

Evora S Specs:

Engine Mid mounted, transverse 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-I
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
Max power 350hp / 257.5 kW @ 7000 rpm
Max torque 400 Nm / 295 lb ft @ 4500 rpm
0-100 km/h 4.8s
Maximum speed 172mph
Vehicle mass (unladen) 1437kg

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