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2011 Lotus Evora S
Lotus has taken the award winning Evora and re-created it with a 345 hp 3.5L V6 engine to create the Evora S. Dany Bahar, Lotus' Chief Executive Officer summed it up by saying: "You don't realize what you were missing from your driving experience until you get behind the wheel of the Evora S." (continued below)
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The 2011 Evora S Receives a Power Upgrade and Optional Automatic Transmission
|Source: Lotus | Published: Tue Jul 12, 2011
(continued from above)
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."
But that's not all. In addition to
the Evora S, Lotus also presents the IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option.
This inception of the seven-time-award-winning Evora sees an automatic 6-speed
gearbox with Lotus developed transmission control with a 3.5 l V6 engine
delivering 276 hp assuring a superior automatic driving experience.
IPS version of the Evora allows the driver to switch between manual paddle shift
and automatic drive modes. The driver also has the option of selecting 'sport'
mode which showcases the Lotus sport driving experience allowing the driver to
really feel each gear shift and be in complete control of the transmission.
Commenting on the development Dany Bahar said: "The Evora IPS is set to
broaden the appeal of the Evora and reach out to a slightly different market. We
hope it will be popular with established automatic locations such as Asia, the
Middle East and the US. It's been a long time since Lotus created an automatic
and we've spent a great deal of time refining this one to make sure that it
perfectly complements the Evora drive experience."
|Key: AT - automatic transmission, MT - manual transmission, F/R/AWD - front/rear/all wheel drive
||211 cu in (3456 cc)
||345 hp @ 7000 RPM
||295 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM
||Rear Wheel Drive
||6 Speed Manual (Std.)
||6 Speed Automatic (Opt.)
|Brakes & Tires
|Brakes Front - Rear
||Ventilated Disc - Ventilated Disc
|Tire Size Front - Rear
||225/40 R18 - 255/35 R19
|Exterior Dimensions & Weight
||MT: 3168 lbs
||AT: 3166 lbs
|EPA Fuel Mileage - City/Highway
|Origin & Price
|Base Retail Price (MSRP)