Lotus Evora Origins
The Lotus Evora is equipped with a mid-engine 3.5-liter V-6 Toyota engine. When equipped with the standard six-speed manual transmission the 2012 Lotus Evora can go from zero to 60 in 4.9 seconds; the Evora S is even faster with a rate of 4.3 seconds. Anti-lock brakes and traction/stability control are standard.
Designed to compete with the Porsche 911, it offers a more affordable option. The 2010 Lotus Evora came in only one trim level. Standard features include 18-inch alloy front wheels and 19-inch rear wheels, bi-xenon headlights, heated mirrors, air-conditioning, leather front seats, cloth back seats; tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power steering, power windows, a trip computer, and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with an iPod interface.
Options include accent lighting, a sports ratio gearbox, rearview camera, power-folding mirrors, center front armrest, and leather trim in the cabin. The Sport package offers enhanced throttle response, selectable sport modes, a rear underbody diffuser, and cross-drilled brake rotors with calipers. A Technology packages allows you to add cruise control, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth capability, an upgraded stereo with DVD playback, a seven-inch touch screen and USB port. The rear seats can be replaced with a storage area.
The cabin is roomier in the Lotus Evora than in other Lotus models. Rear visibility is still a concern, but getting the rearview camera would counteract the concern. About the Lotus Evora
The Lotus Evora is known for its speed and precise handling. It is at home on curving back roads. Ample sound insulation and a finely-tuned suspension make for a smooth, quiet ride. Lotus is known for its attention to detail and hand-built craftsmanship, which results in high performance driving machines that take the driver and passenger far beyond any ordinary driving experience. Lotus Evora Features
The 2012 Lotus Evora is equipped with Toyota’s 3.5-liter V-6 engine and a six-speed manual transmission as standard. IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) automatic transmission is available as an option on both the Evora and Evora S models.
With its extruded-aluminum frame, powerful engine and responsive transmission, the Lotus Evora is a family sports car that can offer the power, comfort, and styling that makes it an excellent choice. Production is set at 2,000 vehicles for the year, so a consumer can rest assured that they’ll turn heads when driving the Evora.
Standard equipment includes Lotus hydraulically-assisted power steering, forged aluminum double wishbone suspension, Bilstein high performance gas dampers, Eibach coaxial coil springs, front and rear anti-roll bars and an electronic throttle control system.
Interior features include adjustable, leather-trimmed Recaro sports seats, electric windows, remote glove box, Lexus command center with trip computer and display, engine immobilizer and remote activated alarm.
Safety features are dual stage driver and passenger airbags and isofix child seat anchoring on models with 2+2 seating. Lotus Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) is also standard. Lotus Evora Evolution
The 2012 Lotus Evora S gets its power from a supercharged V-6, designed after racing’s Lotus Evora GTE model. The forced induction engine delivers 345 hp, which is up from 276 hp in the base Evora, and can go from zero to 60 in 4.3 seconds. Tuned braking and Lotus’ own upgraded suspension components provide the Evora S with the power, control and poise to take on all driving situations. The Evora S can reach a top speed of 172 mph.
Designed to be competitive with the performance of the Porsche Cayman, the 2012 Lotus Evora S offers four-passenger capacity as well as speed and handling. The Evora S offers a six-speed manual transmission as standard equipment. But if an automatic transmission is preferred, the IPS is available. It offers the convenience a typical consumer would want and still includes the Lotus-developed transmission control they desire. Buyers can select to drive it as a standard automatic or use the paddle shifters from the center console for added control. The suspension on the Evora S was performance-tuned for responsiveness; cross-drilled rotors were added for improved braking.
The 2012 Lotus Evora’s exterior features a new rear diffuser, and the exhaust was changed to offer a single, centered chrome exhaust tip.
The Sport package is standard on the Evora S. It allows the driver to use a button to control throttle response and activate an exhaust bypass valve. It also changes the dynamic stability control settings, letting each individual driver tailor performance to his or her preference and road situation.
The Tech package is also available, which features an upgraded stereo, Bluetooth, cruise control, rear parking sensors and rear view camera.