Supercharged Lotus Evora S

Adding a supercharger brings an extra 69bhp, making the Evora S a 172mph Porsche 911 rival.

We’re going to be hearing quite a lot from Lotus over the next few weeks, but at the moment all we’re allowed to talk about is the supercharged Evora, which has finally been confirmed. To be called the Evora S, the 3.5-litre V6 has been boosted to 345bhp and 295lb ft (gains of 69bhp and 37lb ft), promising 0-60mph in 4.6secs and a 172mph maximum.

The price hasn’t been announced, but the S will come with the Sport pack as standard, which includes cross-drilled brakes, and a sport button that activates an exhaust bypass valve, alters ESP settings and sharpens throttle response. The suspension settings have also been tweaked.

Meanwhile the standard Evora will now be available with IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift), a six-speed automatic with paddle shift. Both the S and IPS are 50kg heavier than the standard model at 1435kg. Picture Gallery: see the Evora battle a Yeti in the snow We drive an Evora across Britain Read how the Evora fared against a Porsche Cayman S

Recommended

Lotus Evora GT410 review – more refined but no less fun
Lotus Evora

Lotus Evora GT410 review – more refined but no less fun

Softer set-up results in the most useable modern Evora, but doesn’t sacrifice its handling abilities
14 Mar 2020

Most Popular

Will synthetic fuel save the performance car? The manufacturers weigh in
R8 Filler cap
Porsche

Will synthetic fuel save the performance car? The manufacturers weigh in

Porsche claims a car running on eFuel will have the same CO2 footprint as an EV, and BMW, Audi, Aston Martin and McLaren all agree
24 Feb 2021
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 revealed – special edition marks 45 years of the GTI
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45
Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport hatchback

Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 45 revealed – special edition marks 45 years of the GTI

The Golf GTI Clubsport 45 features aesthetic tweaks to celebrate 45 years since the icon first hit the road
26 Feb 2021
2021 Mercedes C-class revealed – all-new 3-series rival to channel S-class luxury
2021 Mercedes C-class revealed - front tracking
Mercedes C-Class

2021 Mercedes C-class revealed – all-new 3-series rival to channel S-class luxury

New C-class to launch as four-cylinder only; AMGs expected to be the same
23 Feb 2021