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2010 Lotus Evora S

Lotus unveiled today the official details on the hottest version of the Evora sports car. The new S version is set to make its world debut at the Paris Motor Show, next to the new Esprit .

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.

The Evora S will be powered by a supercharged Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V6 engine that will deliver a total of 350bhp and more than 300lb ft of torque. This means a sprint from 0 to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds and a top speed in excess of 172mph. However, it will be pretty hard to identify the Evora S, as it will only get a larger rear diffuser. The car is expected to be priced at £60,000 ($93,000 at the current exchange rates).

Press release after the jump.

Press release

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.

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

 


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25 comments:

Evora is one of an impressive production from the Lotus. However, for the future version of Evora, I would love to see a modernized engine.

Evora S is definitely a good-looking car, and its aggressiveness is really so striking on it. However, I wonder if it already on the market? Anyway, I’m so impressed on its specification.

I’m glad to know that this Evora S is also having an impressive technical specification. smiley Anyway, the uniqueness and aggressive appearance of this one are looking so awesome at it.

This kind of car, is really a head turner. Well, obviously, Evora S is truly had the look that is very captivating, because on its unique platform and so sweet appearance. The specifications of this one, is also very striking.

Well, I can say that Evora S is absolutely looks so attractive in its hygienic body paint and even on its design and platform. I just only hope that they also include some pictures of its interior.

I’m so impressed with its specifications, well it is really very remarkable on that and on its unique and cute appearance. smiley However, I’m quite curious on what will be the interior of this one will look like.

Evora is really a good looking one, but I don’t think that they put this on market production. Alas! I found it a very appealing sports car and had an impressive aggressiveness.

Awesome platform and styling! I’m impressed with every detail of this Evora S. The front headlight, and the wheels of it add some angst on its appearance, and I love also the hygienic look of this one.

Amazing speed! Evora S is really suit as a race car. I’m just kind of curios if this car had any special amenities or interior features. smiley I just hope that it really had.

It will be the next new Esprit? Well, not bad. Evora S also had a good look and impressive appearance. I love how they managed to combine the decent and sporty looks on this.

hmm. I’m not really on the automatic suspension. I would love to see a smokey burnout for this vehicle. And I guess it look so aggressive to watch out!

I’m glad to hear that they have a continuous production for this car. I would say that Evora is one of an impressive production from the Lotus. However, for the future version of Evora I would love to see a modernized engine.

Although this car has an amazing speed, I have to say that I’m disappointed in the design in the interior of this car for I thought it would be similar with the Honda Civic.

hmm. I’m impressed with the awesome performance of this car for it actually can compete against the Porsche 911, which is currently the fastest car in the current production of Porsche.

I love this car! The interior is ALMOST perfect! I’ll take one in white please.

it’s a great drive to take non car people on too, provided they can stomach the first part, something for everyone.

The Evora S is sure to be a stunner. Now I’m just worried about the cost. The original one already has an eye-watering price tag.

Definitely the Lotus Evora gives a new spirit..i like that..smiley

I assume he means the S Grade Road which is in Alpine, south of the 8.

Life long Lotus fan here. However, I find the styling of this car pretty underwhelming. In a Mitsubishi sort of way.

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