When Lotus unveiled the Evora at the British Motor Show they also announced there will be more versions of the sports car int he future. Today, we can confirm that a convertible version will be launched in late in 2011. Lotus hopes that in this way Evora’s sales target will raise to 2000 units per year.
The Evora’s body structure is versatile enough for other variants and even other models to be based around it. In fact, the suspension and chassis center section will be used in the forthcoming V8-engined Esprit replacement, also scheduled for 2011.
Also in the next two years there will be a more powerful version of the Evora developing around 320bhp rather than the standard car’s 280bhp. A hardcore S version is also a possibility. This version will produce in excess of 400bhp and likely to offer Porsche 911 Turbo-rivalling levels of performance, with an estimated 0-60mph time under four seconds.
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