2011 Lotus Evora S

2011 Lotus Evora S

2011 Lotus Evora S

Lotus has taken the award winning Evora and re-created it with a 350 PS 3.5l V6 engine to create the Lotus Evora S. Dany Bahar Lotus’ Chief Executive Officer summed it up beautifully when he said: “You don’t realise what you were missing from your driving experience until you get behind the wheel of the Evora S.”

So apart from the obvious power difference, how is the Lotus 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 Lotus 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 Lotus 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 Lotus 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 Lotus 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 Lotus Evora S.”

Lotus Evora S Technical Specification

Engine: Mid mounted, transverse 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-I
Transmission: 6 speed manual
Chassis: Modular lightweight bonded aluminium structure
Steering: Lotus tuned hydraulically-assisted power steering
Suspension
Forged aluminium double wishbone suspension
Bilstein high performance gas dampers
Eibach coaxial coil springs
Fuel consumption (Standard wheel option)
urban: 14.5 l/100km
extra urban: 7.4 l/100km
combined: 10.0l/100km
CO2 Emissions: 235 g/km
Fuel consumption (19/20″ wheel option)
urban: 14.6 I/100km
extra urban: 7.6 I/100km
combined: 10.2 I/100km
CO2 Emissions: 239 g/km
Max power: 350 PS / 257.5 kW @ 7000 rpm
Max torque: 400 Nm / 295 lb ft @ 4500 rpm
0-60 mph: 4.6s
0-100 km/h: 4.8s
Maximum speed: 172mph
Vehicle mass (unladen): 1437kg

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