Lotus expands Evora range

Richard Bremner

Lotus will add two new models to its new Evora range at next month's Paris motor show.

The most exciting of these is a 350bhp supercharged S model, while a new six-speed paddle shift automatic transmission is mated to the standard version of the 276bhp Toyota V6.

The S, whose torque output rises to 295lb ft from the 252lb ft of the standard car, is reckoned to be good for 172mph and a 0-62mph time of 4.6sec - an improvement of 0.3sec and 10mph.