2013 Lotus Evora S IPS |MotorWeek

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Lotus Evora

Episode 3227

Doing a lot a little has been a way of life at over its entire 60 year Whether it’s cutting or taking Toyota engines to the Lotus continues to impress their brilliantly miserly Well their latest is the removal of the clutch pedal their 2+2 Evora sports

So let’s hit the track and find out if shifts make the new Evora an winner.

In many ways a transmission is its personality. It can be needy, constant involvement; or it can be self-reliant, care of gear selection on its So a change in transmission, as we find in the 2013 Lotus Evora S, has the to alter its personality and thus the way we feel about the car as a whole.

Well, we couldn’t think of a place to get acquainted with new paddle shift Evora, the example in the country, than Road Raceway. Just two ago we put the original Evora through its here and found that its track performance combined its gentile street nature to it the most complete Lotus

The new 6-speed automatic transmission in is Toyota’s U660E, but with own software. The Intelligent Precision transmission has 4-modes of operation and with its paddle shifters with the steering wheel than in a fixed position on the There’s no traditional shifter at just buttons for park, reverse, and drive. How it works on the is fairly sound.

Not so fine that we’d it over the manual, but in sport shifts are suitably brisk, and in mode you do have full as well as rev-matching on corner downshifts.

It also works in a straight line, though on a cold track, we recorded a time of 4.6-seconds. That’s slower than the Evora S It made some of that up quicker gear changes and is 2-tenths slower in the quarter-mile at and 106 miles-per-hour.

The auto does add weight, inching the Evora S to 3,200 pounds, but you won’t it.

Nothing changes when it to suspension or brakes, so there’s new to add to the praises we’ve previously about the willing chassis gives you a ton of feel and fun through or the crazy late braking you can do into them. Not that any were needed. A superlight with just enough makes for the perfect track and the Evora’s easy to master makes getting up to speed in a no problem.

The exterior also over unchanged, which can be a or minus depending on how you feel the Evora’s aerodynamically sleek and look. But, we all agree it much better at speed on a than sitting still. Our car’s Laser Blue job with gun-metal finished wheels is certainly a good with the 19-inch fronts and rears, wearing Pirelli Corsa tires, replacing the 18/19 combo.

The large, front air intake with hood vents and vents to manage airflow. by no means a large vehicle, but the rear, it looks downright It also appears very with the floating wing and mounted exhaust nicely

Brake discs are ventilated and with slightly larger rotors up front.

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Inside, the basic interior showcases business first approach tight confines and race gauges; but with optional and Tech Packages, it offers creature comforts to make care savvy buyers than happy.

Under the hood, or rather the rear hatch, is the same Camry-based 3.5-liter supercharged V6 as cranking out 345-horsepower and 295 lb-ft. of And there is a small amount of space behind it, though tend do to get pretty heated there. Just one more to make that trip from the grocery store as as possible.

Away from the the Evora remains a very car to drive, and now it’s gotten to deal with sitting in thanks to the automatic transmission. bonus, fuel economy to 19-City, 28-Highway, and 22-Combined; the Energy Impact Score of oil consumed per year with CO2 of 6.6-tons.

The IPS transmission is a $2,850 option to the Evora S base price of You can have almost as much fun the supercharger in a base Evora, begins at $69,785. And you can save a few further by eliminating the rear

Well, after a week of flogging this automatic 2013 Lotus Evora S on the and putting in some commute on the streets, we feel this new fits right in; and makes the most complete Lotus even more complete.

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