When Lotus announced that a production version Elan would never happen, they also announced that the next generation Evora would receive some aesthetic changes and new trim levels to align it with the rest of the "Lotus New Era" range. These things are typically better on paper then they are in practice, but a leaked image of the future model illustrates these exact predictions.

The new Evora is expected to debut in 2013 and it seems it will include no less than 150 changes compared to the current model. These changes were made in order to make the Evora a serious competitor for the Porsche models in existence. Lotus’ ex-Ferrari design boss, Donato Coco, said that these changes were necessary to make up for the lack of aggression in the current model’s design. The next Evora will feature this added aggression, but will also continue the same design language that started with the Lotus 18 single-seater at the beginning of the 1960s.

We’ll keep our eyes and ears open for any more information on the future of the Evora so stay tuned!

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Source: AutoCar

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7 comments:

  (399) posted on 12.4.2011

Yeah! I would also be expecting it to be more powerful than on their other vehicles. Maybe a V10 or V12 engine is more appropriate and better for this Evora. smiley Moreover, it looks so attractive on its yellow body paint.

  (530) posted on 09.1.2011

I like this car. This new model should be more powerful than its ancestor. Lotus Evora would come up with their own unique design.

  (340) posted on 06.9.2011

Well, I would say that Lotus did make a wise move of focusing on the Evora. Of the two model;s that they have presented, I like this more than the Welan, but they can probably use some elements from that one here.

  (580) posted on 06.6.2011

What a car?! Actually, Lotus should come-up with their own unique design for them to become popular in the car industry. And I think this one will prove that Lotus is now arising in the industry. Hope they will continue aim high in this industry.

  (530) posted on 06.3.2011

Well, it really was a good thing that they dropped of the Elan from production. Now, they can focus more on the Evora, which I think is the better model of the two.

  (419) posted on 06.3.2011

I bet this new model would be more powerful than its predecessor. Now, I can imagine that it would be more powerful than Porsche 911. However, I hope that they will enhance the look of its interior since their previous model is somewhat similar to the Honda Civic!

  (395) posted on 06.3.2011

Well, I guess that’s a smart move from the Lotus to update the Evora rather than coming up with a new model - the Elan. Since Elan is a strong resemblance of the Evora,it seems that we will be still seeing this concept but in the other form of production car.

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