First Drive: Lotus Evora S

26 Apr 2015 | Author: | Comments Off on First Drive: Lotus Evora S
First Drive | Seville, | Lotus Evora S |

Supercharged Evora S gains 69bhp and now on a completely new level. It’s not a Porsche Cayman …; keep all but the fastest 911s honest – and on the right leave them standing.

In the

Aside from some S badging on the rump, titanium and a rear diffuser there’s to tell you that this features a supercharged version of the car’s 3.5-litre V6 engine. through the glass hatchback, or the boot door, and you can see the blower on top of the V6, too.

It’s an unusual car, the Evora, its shape at first. The fussiness of the rear and its proportions take a while to get to. It works, but pick your carefully as the car’s details best in metallic finishes.

Inside it’s better any Lotus before it, and the build has improved further with S model. It’s still not easy to get into, has a tight with no footrest and the +2 seating in the (if you choose it) is absolutely hopeless.

you get for your Money

For around more than its naturally sibling you gain that It boosts output to 345bhp, torque rises to 295lb.ft. In to the extra power the S gains Sport Pack, which a switchable Sports mode sharper throttle response, an rev limit, sports diffuser, tailpipe, an engine oil cooler, brake discs and black-painted callipers.

The two-seater S starts at Ј57,550, but add the two and you’ll need a further Don’t bother.

Driving it

The S is nothing short of remarkable on undulating, poorly surfaced roads. Nothing with its comes close to matching its poise on tarmac that have its competition’s suspension out of answers very quickly. composure is sensational enough and it more as the speed rises. The has an almost unreal ability to away crests, dips, cracks and holes – all retaining complete control.

There’s virtually no body in the bends, and the steering communicates to the exactly what the front are doing. Response from the is instant and the information flow is and clear in your hands.

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To supreme information flow and faithful response is an engine gives the Evora the performance it have always had. mph arrives in 4.8 seconds, but it’s not the raw pace it delivers, more the means by which the Evora S can it. The engine’s flexibility is useful: gear is your friend on roads – it digs on the exit of bends and has plenty of on the straights.

That’s good, as if there’s a link in the Evora S’s it’s the gear shift. It the precision feel of the rest of the The shift is too long in throw, so easy to fluff a down-change.

Its diverts too much attention from the overall driving so the engine’s spread is welcome.

around the manual six-speeder’s and the Evora S is a truly sensational experience. Press the Sport and the throttle is more eager and the of the electronics are lifted to allow it to about underneath you. so requires little real as the Evora S’s limits are and friendly: it flatters you behind the with its beautiful balance and nature.

Worth Noting

The Evora S be a sensational sports car, but adept at the GT role too. Its gait seems to be a number above the speed limit, it’s an easy companion town. Matching that feel is a list of options allow you to add some luxury to the S. a reversing camera, full interior, heated seats and a Pack containing Bluetooth an upgraded stereo with connection, cruise control and a touch screen display satnav.

Summary

An intense and rewarding experience that leaves its way behind for feel and precision on the most challenging roads is defines the new Lotus Evora S. The installation is a … of genius and the performance it brings is welcome, but the Evora S’ ability to use its that so impresses. If Lotus sort out the gear shift the Evora S would be about as as it gets to driving nirvana.

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