Getting ready for Frankfurt? Our countdown has
3 new cars, 2 new options AND 1 special limited
3 new models
One of these is the Elise S and if you were
looking for more torque then this pure Lotus is
the answer to your prayers. The Elise S replaces
the Elise SC with a new 1.8l super charged
engine capable of delivering 220 PS and a power
delivery which results in even more torque.
With the new engine and improved throttle
response, the Elise S gives an even more
exhilarating and lively drive experience. The
more efficient engine results in lower fuel
consumption and CO2 emissions than the outgoing
And the other two new models? You’ll have to
wait until Frankfurt to find out about those….
But two little hints, one of these models will
be one of the quickest road cars Lotus has ever
built and the other marks the return of Lotus to
another adrenalin filled motorsport discipline.
2 new options
One of these is the SPS (Serial Precision
Shift), the latest gearbox option available for
the 1.6l Elise. The SPS option utilises new
lightweight robotised automated manual
transmission technology to allow the driver to
switch between manual and automatic driving
modes via paddles fixed to the steering column
giving an even more direct connection with the
road. The SPS option showcases Lotus’ clever
approach to increasing the pure driving
experience through innovative use of lightweight
The second new option is IPS (Intelligent
Precision Shift) on the Evora S which combines
all the power and handling of the supercharged
Evora S (3.5l V6 delivering 350 PS) with the
versatility of an automatic gearbox. The
optional paddle shift 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.
The S IPS will feature in the Evora model year
2012 line-up which has benefited from
significant quality improvements following
extensive development work and feedback.
Both the Elise SPS and the Evora S IPS will
feature on the Lotus stand at the Frankfurt
1 special limited edition
All hail the mighty Evora GTE road car.
Producing over 444 PS from the race developed
Lotus Evora GTE engine, this is, quite simply,
the most powerful Lotus road car ever built. Yet
contrary to its extreme roots, the Evora GTE
road car also delivers a comfortable and refined
element to its high performance driving
Originally designed as a special limited edition
for the Asian market, Group Lotus can now
announce that production will be expanded on the
Evora GTE road car to meet demand and reach
Lotus Lightweight DNA: Clever use of carbon
fibre has been integrated extensively throughout
the exterior and interior of the car, this is
one major contributors to the 105kg weight
reduction versus the base Evora. Carbon fibre
has been used for all the bodywork modifications
including the front and rear bumpers, the rear
wing and the doors.
Commenting on the Evora GTE road car, Group
Lotus CEO Dany Bahar said: “The response to this
model in China has been so incredible, within
days we had sold out with 114 orders. In
response we decided that the only logical step
from a business perspective was to increase
production and widen our reach.
“What is unique about this car, is not just that
it’s a serious race car – it’s a serious car.
People get so excited when they see and
especially hear it for the first time. It’s a
very special car and will appeal to a very
special type of driver – and they won’t be
Have we whet your appetite yet? Lotus in
Frankfurt – more Lotus than ever. See you there.