Intelligent Precision Shift
The 2012 Evora IPS has Lotus’ first automatic transmission since the Excel SA back in the 1980s, and it’s likely to account for some 60 percent of Evora sales worldwide.
Intelligent Precision Shift (IPS) might sound highly technical, but it’s simply an Aisin-supplied 6-speed torque convertor automatic with actuators and shift strategy developed by Lotus. It also adds 110 lb. to the Evora’s 3165-lb.curb weight, but at 5.3 sec. to 60 mph and a 155-mph top speed, it hasn’t eaten that greatly into the car’s performance.