Following an e-mail leak (aka marketing stunt), Lotus has revealed the Evora S and Evora IPS.
The IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) features a 3.5-liter V6 with 280 PS (206 kW / 276 hp) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque. Backed up by a six-speed automatic transmission, the Evora accelerates from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds (0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds) and has a top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h). In terms of efficiency, the car has a combined fuel consumption rating of 8.8l/100km (26.7 mpg US) and a CO2 emissions rating of 208 g/km.
On the other hand, the Evora S is powered by a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 with 350 PS (258 kW / 346 hp) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed manual which allows the car to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.6 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.8 seconds), before hitting a top speed of 172 mph (277 km/h).
The Evora S comes with a "sport pack" as standard. It includes a "sport" button which allows the driver to adjust throttle response and activate an exhaust by-pass valve. Other goodies include cross-drilled brakes, restyled wheels, and an aggressive rear diffuser.
According to Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, "You don't realize what you were missing from your driving experience until you get behind the wheel of the Evora S. 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."
Look for more information to be released when the models are officially unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.