New Evora S with IPS option added to the
award-winning Evora line-up
You wanted more power so we delivered the
supercharged Evora S.
The market needed more options so we created IPS
(Intelligent Precision Shift).
You demanded improved quality, we responded with
over 100 changes and developments to the Evora
model year 2012.
Now we bring you the Evora S with IPS option –
all the power and handling of the Evora S with
the versatility of IPS.
The S with IPS option features the 3.5l V6
supercharged engine delivering 350 PS and
optimised IPS calibration. The paddle shift
manual mode allows the driver the full and
uncompromised Evora S experience with the added
bonus of switching to automatic mode. This is
the most versatile Evora yet.
Group Lotus Chief Executive Officer Dany
Bahar said: “We’re really proud of the IPS
option for the Evora S - people loved the Evora
S and we had a great response to IPS, combining
these two was a natural step and we’re delighted
with the result.
“Nothing has been compromised in the development
of this model, it’s a true Lotus through and
through with a great drive experience enhanced
through the integration of superior technology
and typically dynamic Lotus engineering.”
Evora Range General Information:
Back in March at the Geneva Motor Show the Evora
S and Evora with IPS option were unveiled.
The Lotus Evora, is available in two versions -
the Evora and the Evora S – and is regarded by
some as one of the most exciting and genuinely
useable sportscars on the market today. Both
cars have a 3.5 litre V6 engine and both produce
phenomenal performance so the obvious question
is, what’s the difference between the two? The
answer in a word is supercharger.
The base Evora has 280 PS and tops out at a
quick 261 km/h (162 mph) whilst returning an
impressive 217 g of CO2 per km. The Evora S has
350 PS (345 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lbft) of torque,
courtesy of a supercharger which gives
acceleration of 4.8 seconds to 100 km/h (4.6
seconds to 60 mph) and a maximum speed of 277
km/h (172 mph).
The Evora S comes with a sport pack as standard
featuring a ‘sport’ button which allows the
driver to increase throttle response. The sport
button also raises the instantaneous rev limit
and changes the Dynamic Performance Management
(Lotus DPM) settings resulting in a total
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.
Dany Bahar Lotus’ Chief Executive Officer summed
it up by saying: “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 Evora S different to the 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 even more with
you, the suspension setting has been fine tuned
for added power and control so it responds even
more to your direction. It’s an instinctual car,
the experience is pure.”
Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option.
This option gives the Evora an automatic 6-speed
gearbox with Lotus developed transmission
control with a 3.5 l V6 engine delivering 280 PS
assuring a superior automatic driving experience.
The IPS option 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 IPS option, Dany Bahar said:
“The Evora IPS broadens the appeal of the Evora
and allows us to reach out to a slightly
different market. We expect it to 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 compliments
the Evora drive experience.”
“We are proud of the whole Evora range, each
version does the true Lotus experience justice.
With a wider selection of options, the Evora
will appeal to a broader audience, even those
who don’t want to use their left foot to change
gear! With higher quality levels, more options
available and all round improvements to the
whole range, it’s a taste of what people can
come to expect from the next generation of Lotus
cars - performance through lightweight, style,
comfort and efficiency.”
Please note: At time of going to print
(September 2011) the fuel economy, CO2 and
performance figures have not been witness tested.
Group Lotus plc will publish these figures as
soon as they become available on the
Lotus Evora technical specifications,