Lacking the fanfare of a flashy press conference, the 2012 Lotus Evora S arrived at the New York Auto Show sporting an upgraded interior and new wheel options (Lotus is one of the few automakers still following the actual calendar when it comes to model year introductions, meaning 2012 models are just now flowing into the North American marketplace).

While hardly lacking lavishness, the Evora's cockpit has been further enhanced with additional leather on the door panels and lower sills. There is a new trim ring around the transmission shifter, the standard Recaro seats have been re-upholstered with upgraded leather (with contrasting piping and woven fabric inserts) and the bright brushed metal dashboard has a new dark finish for better contrast. Rounding up the interior alterations, the loathed Alpine audio/navigation system has been replaced with a superior system from Pioneer.

The standard alloy wheel package remains a staggered 18- and 19-inch setup, but Lotus is also offering a new 19- and 20-inch wheel package with several different finishes including a gorgeous matte anthracite (the wheels shown in our gallery). The 2012 Lotus Evora / Evora S is rolling into showrooms today.


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      abcyber
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love lotus so much!
      willyolio
      • 2 Years Ago
      they seem to be adding a lot of things other than lightness.
      chirowolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      Glad they changed the interior red from "paprika" to a deeper red. The Paprika looked pinkish. Love my Evora, no longer even tempted by a 911. Now if I could stop people from asking me "How do you like your Ferrari" Ah, sorry Miss\Sir its a Lotus "who makes that?" Colin Chapman made it on the floor of my garage from a chalk sketch "does it have scissor doors?" No that would be a Lamborghini or a 90's honda civic "I just love Italian cars" I'm going to leave now
        Evan McMiller
        • 2 Years Ago
        @chirowolf
        Hahaha that's the funniest thing I've read on here in a while. Its unfortunate but true.
      J
      • 2 Years Ago
      Very purty. Torx bolts for the wheels though? Eww.
      ernie mccracken
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'd take this over a douchey 911 any day. The actual calendar thing is something that needs to catch on across the automotive industry.
      Edward
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's nice to see the return of red interiors. The most common one can be found (rarely) in the Sonata. I fondly remember some Jaguars with rich red leather throughout the insides, ivory, black, dark green and navy paint outside.
      untitledfolder
      • 2 Years Ago
      I love this car, I'm just not sure I love Lotus...
      Just Me
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm a little surprised that the car made it to the display with some obvious flaws/blemishes/stains on at least one wheel. I'll bet someone got some heat over that. On the other hand, if they knock a few thousand off the price of the display model due to it, ... I still can't afford it.
      jvshenderson
      • 2 Years Ago
      That yellow chair in the back of the photo above almost looks like a aero flap/spoiler on the car. Had to look at that for a while...
      Dennis Baskov
      • 2 Years Ago
      Is Evora S still not coming to US?
      ferps
      • 2 Years Ago
      let's hope they've worked out some of the reliability issues too.
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