The Lotus Evora S, spotted here by us at Pistonspy at the Nurburgring, will be the most powerfull version of the Evora product range.
A supercharger will be fitted to the base car’s Toyota-sourced 3.5-litre V6 engine to boost power to more than 350bhp and throw out more than 300lb ft of torque you can see additional ducting for the supercharger hidden under vent panels.
This will allow the Evora to achieve a 0-62mph time of comfortably less than 4.5 seconds and reach a top speed around 175mph.
The Evora’s engine bay has been designed to home its supercharger between the cylinder banks, so as not to obstruct rear-view mirror visibility.
External changes over the standard Evora appear minimal, apart from the addition of a rear diffuser but this is a test mule dont forget.
Lotus will take the wraps off a range-topping supercharged S variant of the Evora at the Paris motor show.478318|180478322|180478325|180478328|180478331|180478334|180478337|180478340|180478343|180478346|180478349|180478352|180478355|180478358|180
* New Clio ‘S’ designed to give sport-look and accessible style with affordable prices and frugal engines * Clio S range priced from £11,209 to £13,458 on-the-road * Available to order now and in showrooms from March
While its flagship Renaultsport models continue to raise the hot hatch bar and obliterate their rivals in equal measure, Renault is also seeking to bring the sporty look and feel to the core Clio range with the launch of a new ‘S’ version.
Resurrecting the successful Clio S formula from the early 90s, the new three-door versions hark back to the original through their trademark white 16-inch ‘Polar’ alloy wheels. Among the other cosmetic changes, are a white front bumper insert and white ‘GT’ rear spoiler, while to the sides and roof, some optional slightly less subtle white racing stripes catch the eye with an ‘S’ incorporated into each band. Completing the package, are extra tinted rear windows and tailgate for a truly contemporary look.
The sporty theme continues on the inside, with a bespoke interior including ‘S’ embossed upholstery, leather steering wheel and striking white centre console, dashboard inserts and instrument dials.