2016 Lotus Evora to Get Power Increase

Luke Vandezande
by Luke Vandezande
2010 Lotus Evora Media Event, San Diego, California, May 11-13, 2010, Images provided for media use only, commercial use prohibited.

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales has a plan to save the company that will see nearly twice the number of Lotus cars being sold here each year.

In an interview with Car & Driver, the executive explained that for now Lotus will focus on offering derivatives of its current lineup that will be competitive with newer cars. The Evora will go on hiatus for the 2015 model year, but only to return in 2016 with a completely re-designed interior, more power and revisions that will make it easier to get in and out of.

Gales didn’t go into detail with C&D about how much more power the 3.5-liter Toyota-sourced V6 would make, but he said that among the Evora’s rivals, “there will be nothing faster on-track than these cars—and nothing more fun.” The most powerful iteration of that engine in a Lotus car currently makes 350 hp.

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For now, the company plans to rely on its existing vehicle architecture with the provision to make significant modifications to the platform including altered wheelbases.

When the revised Evora begins arriving in the U.S. in 2016, Gales will be aiming to sell roughly 500 per year in this market, or nearly double what the company did here last year. The lofty goal factors into his target to boost global annual sales to 3,000 compared to the total 1,200 it reported in 2013.

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[Source: Car and Driver]

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  • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Oct 07, 2014

    More power. Great. Also add a targa top ........ that design style roof will suit this car

    • Hobomidget Hobomidget on Nov 18, 2014

      Yea, you gotta point. I was thinking maybe an interior upgrade option. Cause you know. girls love the interiors. Its how we sell the car to them. Even if it adds $20k, It would be worth it, just getting the wife on board to buying one. Italian leather, something much than than a Ferrari seat. Even Vipers are getting Ferrari leather seats now.