Lotus Evora

2010 Paris Auto Show

  • Lotus Evora S Picture

    Lotus Evora S Picture

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2010 Paris Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The Evora S promises a significant power jump over the standard Evora.
  • It also includes cross-drilled brakes and a retuned suspension.
  • Top speed is 172 mph.

HETHEL, England — Lotus has revealed some information about its upcoming Evora S sports car that is slated to make its official debut on September 30 at the 2010 Paris Auto Show.

The Evora S has a 3.5-liter V6 engine that makes 345 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That compares with the standard Evora's 276 hp and 252 lb-ft. The Evora S also gets a retuned suspension for a more "instinctual" performance feel, Lotus says. Brakes are cross-drilled for better cooling, and there's a new active exhaust with a "dramatic" sound. A standard sport pack lets the driver control throttle response, change the dynamic stability control settings and activate the exhaust bypass, all by using a Sport button.

IPS, which stands for Intelligent Precision Shift, is an option that lets the driver switch between the manual paddle shifting and automatic mode on the six-speed transmission. There's also a choice of Sport mode, which lets the driver "feel each gearshift and be in complete control of the transmission."

The Evora S goes from zero to 60 mph in 4.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 172 mph. More details will be available closer to the Paris show, says Lotus.

Edmunds.com says: An Evora to get the blood pumping. — Laura Sky Brown, Correspondent

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