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Lotus has a lot planned for the coming years, but before its next generation sports cars comes along, rumor has it some significant revisions are planned for the current Evora.

Among the 147 upgrades reportedly planned are a revised interior, a new exhaust and a sharper transmission. Convertible and plug-in hybrid versions are also reportedly under consideration, but Lotus is said to have another trick up its sleeve.

Taking a page out of the "more power, less weight" playbook used on the likes of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia, Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera and Porsche 911 GT3 RS, a hardcore Evora GT4 or Type 124 racer for the road could be in the cards. In the process, the 345-horsepower supercharged V6 in the current Evora S could get tuned up to 400 hp. Those are some changes we could get behind.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Looks like Lotus is finally realizing that they should have built a light and fast car in the first place. Colin weeps.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hoon up the power a bit more, add carbon fiber, and aim it at the GT3.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "Tuned up to 400hp." Typo! That oughta be: "HOONED up to 400 hp."
      • 4 Years Ago
      Too little too late on the Evora. I drove one and it is sublime but so is a Cayman S. The Evora just seems too large and heavy on the outside and too cramped on the inside. Unfortunately Lotus has already soured the milk on the Evora and special models are not going to solve change the image now. The standard model should have weighed 300 lb less and had a least 300 hp out of 3.5Liter. At least if they do it now they might win back a few sales until a new Elise can come out. Hopefully they have learned something and the Elise will hold it's weight down and give us 250hp.