There is always an automaker who is turning things upside down in order to spice up sales and get them moving in the right direction. In the past few weeks, it has been made clear that it’s Lotus’ turn to mix things up a bit. Fresh off of their delaying the Esprit supercar and announcing plans to build their own V6 and V8 engines, the British sports car manufacturer has now let loose plans to create more versions of the Evora sports car.

During the launch of the Evora S in San Jose, Lotus Cars USA PR boss, Kevin Smith, confirmed the company’s plans to bring about more version of the Evora beginning with the Evora IPS. This model will add an automatic transmission to the Evora’s list of goodies and will be launched by the end of 2011. Shortly after that, in late 2012, Lotus will produce the Evora S IPS, followed by the biggest announcement of the day: a convertible Evora.

Smith said that the company would like to add an open-top model to the Evora range, but the company is still not sure whether it will feature a targa top or if it will be a roadster. Either way they choose to go, the convertible Lotus Evora won’t find its way to the streets until 2013.


Source: AutoGuide

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  (441) posted on 08.3.2011

Well, its kind of a smart move for the Lotus to modify this vehicle instead of building a new cars! That ’s really saves the time and effort of the team creative behind its production.

  (599) posted on 08.3.2011

Yeah, I have heard that Lotus will be making a newer production for these vehicles. We still need to wait for more updates and what will be the specs and performances of the car.

  (569) posted on 07.6.2011

Wow! I can’t wait for the convertible version of this model. The speed is quite good and the styling was great! It seems that they need for its future production.

  (428) posted on 07.6.2011

hmm. Its a good thing that Lotus focus to upgrade this model instead of making a newer model. I was impressed with the performance of this car for it can compete along with the 911 GT3.

  (415) posted on 06.27.2011

The convertible version will definitely be the thing that I would be looking forward to. It was really a good thing that they really have an extensive plan for the development of the Evora model.

  (377) posted on 06.17.2011

Well, I would be looking forward to the new model and see what they would be able to come up with. Hope that Lotus really have something interesting up their sleeves.

  (858) posted on 06.17.2011

Well, I should say that I am actually more into the Evora rather than the Elan too. I really like the fact that this car looks more aggressive than the other one, though some have said that they actually looked too similar to each other.

  (762) posted on 06.16.2011

A new Evora again? Wow! Lotus really want to compete with others here. The regular Evora look awesome but if Lotus will come up to a convertible type, that’ll surely hit.

  (453) posted on 06.16.2011

I would definitely be looking out for the convertible version that they would be releasing, since I really haven’t seen Lotus release such kinds of car lately, so this would be a surprise.

  (518) posted on 06.16.2011

hmm. For me, convertibles are awesome and they really makes the car gorgeous! And I think this car doesn’t need any modification on its exterior.

  (806) posted on 06.16.2011

Well, seems like a smart move from the Lotus to dropped the Elan an upgrade instead the Evora! I bet the outcome of this convertible version would as successful as of its production model.

  (401) posted on 06.15.2011

Well now, it seems that Lotus is really putting in a lot of effort on the developing the Evora. I would say that they really made a good move of ditching the Elan, since it allowed them to focus more on this project.

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