Supercharged 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVTi 24-valve with 6 speed manual transmission:
0-60 mph 4.4 seconds, 0-100 km/h 4.6 seconds, Max speed 178mph (286 km/h)
FUEL CONSUMPTION: MPG (L/100km)
- Urban 19.9 (14.2), Extra Urban 37.7 (7.5), Combined 28.7 (9.9), CO2 emissions (g/km) 229*
The Evora S blends the sublime handling attributes of the Lotus Evora with the surging linear power of a supercharged V6 engine. Delivering even more attitude, the forced induction power plant delivers 345 hp and 295 lbft of torque. There’s no appreciable weight gain: at 1,437 kg the Evora S is still lightweight, muscling from 0 to 60 mph in 4.4 seconds, powering to its 178 mph maximum*.
It’s a logical progression. Forced induction brings instantaneous power delivery. It drives with an awe-inspiring urgency and vigour yet the remarkable Lotus chassis takes power and control in its stride.
Visual differences include an aggressive rear diffuser, black wing mirror caps and rear light surrounds, with a new active exhaust system providing a dramatic aural soundtrack.
EVOLVED ON TRACK
In race form, the Evora GT4 encapsulates all of Lotus’ core values and technical expertise. The ultimate Evora, it’s a proven winner, and it’s long-distance derivative, the Evora GTE, has shown its pace in the 2011 Le Mans 24-Hours.
The road-going version has directly benefited from the Evora’s racing pedigree. Its power and agility are complemented by race proven AP Racing brakes. Only the slightest pedal pressure is required to reduce the Evora’s momentum.
Whether it’s an occasional track day or a full-on assault in endurance racing with a GT4, the Evora’s track origins are plain to see. As swathes of twisting tarmac disappear into the distance, this Lotus sports car makes light work of the road ahead. Focused driving is effortless thanks to the Evora’s impressive grip, tucking the nose into apexes with precision and poise.
* Performance results may vary depending upon the specification of the particular vehicle, environmental conditions, driving style and other factors. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles and may not reflect real driving results. Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads . Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times.