New Lotus Evora will get a more agressive design

Article by Christian Andrei, on February 4, 2011

An image of the revised Evora has been leaked, prominently displaying the radiator ‘mouth’ that has been made more aggressive. Lotus is fast-tracking work on the revised Evora, which is meant to boost slow sales and fill the styling gap between the existing model and the future range of Lotus models that will arrive at the market starting 2013.

The revised Evora is expected to be launched later this year as a 2012 model. The Evora appears to have been treated similarly to the later models that were created by Lotus’s ex-Ferrari design boss, Donato Coco.

“Too weak” is how Coco described the current Evora’s traditional Lotus mouth, especially for a modern performance car. He said that there are many economy cars that have a more aggressive look.

He said that the new treatment has been around for a long time, being seen first on the Lotus 18 single-seater in the early 1960s. It’s believed that the 2012 Evora has a revised interior with a higher level of standard equipment and more emphasis on quality, addressing complaints of road testers and owners.

The 276bhp two-seat version of the Evora has a starting price of £51,030. At the beginning, sales were very slow but things improved slightly with the launch late last year of the £60,000, 345bhp Evora S.

This model used a supercharged version of the standard car’s 276bhp Toyota-derived V6. It’s understood that Lotus bosses are on the brink of deciding if they can afford to build a range of own-design V6 and V8 modular engines for future products, after receiving uncertain reactions to the possibility of using Toyota engines in upmarket Lotus models. [via autocar]

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