Lotus Evora S and Evora Auto ‘accidentally’ confirmed, coming to Paris Auto Show 2011
Lotus Is the British manufacturer of Sports and Racing cars and is headquartered at Hethel, Norfolk, England on the former site of RAF Hethel, a World War II airfield. The company designs and builds race and production automobiles of light weight and high handling characteristics. The Evora range is one of the very proud productions of the company and has yielded great benefits for the same. The company however has decided to renew the range and hence is developing the Evora S and the Evora Auto as the newest additions to the same. Lotus accidentally confirmed today the launch of the Evora S and Evora Auto at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Lotus is the same brand which was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for contribution to International Trade, one of 85 companies receiving the recognition in that category in 2002. Lotus cars wore the badge of the award for a number of years.
Apparently, the official details of these new cars will be released in the last week of this month, but the British manufacturer wants to keep the secret regarding the new car which it is believed to be a successor of the legendary Esprit. In a presentation Lotus gave to various carmakers, the Evora platform was shown to easily take an electric powertrain. However, the firm would not be building one itself. Lotus reveals that it is working on eight hybrid and electric projects for other companies. There’s a report that suggests that Tesla could market its own electric version of the Evora. In particular, the VVA is being offered mostly to small companies for niche products.
The Evora (which is the first car in this range) is the first product of a five year plan started in 2006 to expand the Lotus line of cars. As such it is a larger car than recent Lotus models Elise and its derivatives (Exige, Europa S, etc.), with an estimated kerb weight of 1,350 kg (3,000 lb). It is currently the only Lotus model with a 2+2 configuration, although it has been announced that it will also be offered in a two-seater configuration,
The 2010 Paris Motor Show will open its doors in exactly 100 days starting today, but it appears that manufacturer are already starting to announce their new cars which will be officially revealed in the French city. The Evora S will be ready for media test drives, right after the Paris Motor Show, while the U.S. debut will be made early next year, possibly at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show.
So there it is- that is all we have about the Lotus Evora right now but as ever we promise to keep you updated as more news about the devices surfaces. Till then do tell us what do you make out of the first views of the brilliant looking machine is it worth a buy? You can use the comments section below for your replies.