2011 Lotus Evora Best Engine Performance

The name 2011 Lotus Evora has long been synonymous with innovation and speed, both on the world’s race tracks and also on public roads. Founded by legendary engineer Colin Chapman in the 1950s, the marque enjoyed great track success in the 1960s and 1970s when drivers such as Jim Clark, Graham Hill, Jochen Rindt, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mario Andretti all took the Formula OneWorld Championship behind the wheel of a Lotus.

2011 Lotus Evora

Lotus is still at the forefront of car design and performance and helping it remain there is NGK Spark Plugs which is aiding the vehicle manufacturer to achieve leadership on the road by supplying spark plugs for the head-turning new 2011 Lotus Evora S supercar. NGK is an original equipment supplier to the vehicle manufacturer with its unique ILFR7B-8 Iridium platinum tipped long-reach spark plugs. 2011 Lotus Evora S is powered by a 3.5-litre DOHC V6 VVT-I supercharged Toyota engine which delivers 345bhp at 7000rpm (350PS). It has a breath-taking 0-60mph figure of just 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 172mph.

2011 Lotus Evora

Winning the contract for the lightweight £60,000-plus car, which has an aluminium chassis, represents a major achievement for NGK, which has a long track record of supplying OE parts to the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers. Brian Childs, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd’s Deputy Managing Director, said: “The fact that we were chosen to supply these unique spark plugs by Lotus for the supercharged Toyota engine above other spark plug manufacturers represents a major success for ourselves.

“In 1976, we had our first OE contract for the Lotus Esprit and so this contract continues this long relationship between the two companies. Lotus is respected for its engineering skills and this is another example of the OE successes we have enjoyed over the years with the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers.”

2011 Lotus Evora

Lotus started with an all-new extruded aluminum chassis for the Evora that is bonded, rather than welded or bolted together. The result (like the Elise/Exige) is an exceptionally light and rigid chassis. But according to Lotus, the 2011 Lotus Evora structure is 60 percent more rigid than the Elise. This improved chassis stiffness allowed engineers to bolt on a more compliant suspension without compromising cornering prowess. The seat-of-the-pants feel of the Elise has been dialed back considerably, but the vehicle still communicates better than almost any non-Lotus sports car.

2011 Lotus Evora Hybrid

Mounted just behind the rear bulkhead is a transversely mounted 3.5-liter V6 engine that is based on the Toyota Camry power plant. In order to squeeze this engine into such a small space, Lotus engineers rotated the V6 almost 30 degrees rearward. With some components developed by Lotus (ECU, intake, exhaust), output is increased slightly to 276 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed manual is currently the only transmission available, but a paddle-shift automatic is expected by the next model year. Lotus claims a 4.9-second 0-60-mph time, a top speed of 162 mph and a skid-pad number approaching 1.0g. We were unable to run this Evora through our usual instrumented test regimen, but we're inclined to believe the company's numbers from our seat-of-the-pants impressions. Fuel economy is also impressive, estimated at more than 30 mpg on the highway a figure unheard of for an exotic car with such performance.

Daytime Running Lights Dual front seat adjustment -inc: recline, Magnesium flat-bottomed leatherwrapped
steering wheel, Instrumentation -inc: high definition LCD message panel, Illuminated knobs & switches
w/aluminum trim, Remote release glovebox, Integrated cup holders, Door storage bins, 12V pwr outlets -inc:  interior, Leather-trimmed shift knob & handbrake sleeve, 18" front wheels, 19" rear wheels, P225/40ZR18 front performance tires, P225/35ZR19 rear performance tires, Side scoops, Sculpted roof, Front air dam, Aerodynamic rear diffuser, Aerodynamic rear spoiler, Bi-xenon headlights w/headlight washing system, LED taillights, Solar glass windows, Intermittent windshield wiper, Lotus Evora chrome ornamentation, Chrome-colored door handles, Bosch electronic differential lock, Forged aluminum double wishbone suspension w/integral joint, Front & rear stabilizer bars, Front & rear Eibach coaxial coil springs, Hydraulic-assist pwr steering, 4-wheel vented disc brakes, AP racing 4-piston calipers, Dual polished exhaust, Side impact safety structure, Front outboard 3-point seat belts, Front & rear seat belt harness anti-roll bars.

Rear central high-mount stop light12V pwr outlets -inc:  interior  trunk-mounted, Door storage bins, Illuminated knobs & switches w/aluminum trim,Integrated cup holders, Leather-trimmed shift knob & handbrake sleeve, Magnesium flat-bottomed leather-wrapped steering wheel, Remote release glovebox,18" front wheels,19" rear wheels, Aerodynamic rear diffuser, Aerodynamic rear spoiler, Bi-xenon headlights w/headlight washing system, Chrome-colored door handles,Front air dam,Intermittent windshield wiper,LED taillights, Lotus Evora chrome ornamentation, P225/35ZR19 rear performance tires, P225/40ZR18 front performance tires, Sculpted roof,Side scoops, Solar glass windows, Front & rear seat belt harness anti-roll bars, Front outboard 3-point seat belts, Rear central high-mount stop light, Side impact safety structure.

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