Lotus is fielding a late-2013 transverse-V6 car called the Elan as a rival for the 911 Carrera and Carrera S. It will run a 4.0-liter supercharged direct-injection version of the existing Evora engine, for 400HP (base) and 470HP (R). The Esprit's mild hybrid system will also be available on the Elan, as will a convertible body. The Elan will in effect replace the Evora, although at a higher price and power, so the Evora will continue as long as there are buyers. Lotus acknowledges that the Evora has failed to attract new fans from outside the brand, because it doesn't have the required sense of luxury, and ingress/egress difficulty is often cited by consumers who go back to Porsche. While the Elan uses the basic Evora tub, it will be modified for better owner convenience. Aluminum panels will help the quality impression. But Lotus insists the largely carryover chassis will maintain the Evora's frankly sublime handling, steering, and ride.