Lotus Turns 70, Rolls Out the Improved Evora GT410 Sport
Ahead of its 70th anniversary, Lotus launched a new Evora GT410 Sport which provides advanced aerodynamics and style to its already celebrated sports car.
The Evora GT410 Sport draws key elements from Lotus’ fastest production car the Evora GT430 including its composite front and rear body panels while retaining a more subtle and sleek silhouette.
“We are continually exploring new ideas, innovating and evolving our cars in pursuit of perfection,” says Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc. “The new Evora GT410 Sport takes the lessons learnt from the development of the GT430 to deliver something outstanding and highly capable.”
Evora GT410 Sport is powered by a specially calibrated and tuned higher-output version of Lotus’ supercharged, 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine with integrated water-to-air charge cooler, producing 410 hp at 7000 rpm and 420 Nm of torque from 3500 rpm. The engine accelerates the GT410 Sport from 0-100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds in automatic and the manual version in 4.0 seconds. Top speed is reached at 305km/h.
The revised front features enlarged carbon fibre ducts, with integrated air blades to efficiently move air around the front wheels, reducing turbulence and decreasing drag. The deep front splitter and new motorsport-derived rear diffuser create additional downforce. Sculptured carbon fibre ducts behind each rear wheel vent high-pressure air as quickly as possible from the rear wheel arches.
The cabin includes Lotus’ detailed carbon race seats and carbon door sill inserts. The steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, transmission tunnel, centre console and instrument binnacle are all trimmed in black Alcantara, complemented by contrasting twin colour stitching. An integrated 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth functionality, satellite navigation and reversing camera is an optional extra.
Evora GT410 Sport features four driver-selectable ESP modes – selected via a dashboard switch. ‘Drive’, ‘Sport’, ‘Race’ and ‘Off’. Sport and Race settings increase throttle response, respectively increasing traction slip – allowing the driver a finer degree of control.
“Starting 2018 in style, the Evora GT410 Sport is just the beginning of an incredibly strong year for Lotus,” adds Jean-Marc Gales. “The core principles of Lotus and our founder Colin Chapman remain paramount as we work on the next generation of vehicles whilst building our best sports cars yet.”
The new Lotus Evora GT410 Sport can be ordered in Europe and Australia for £85,900. It’s expected to hit reach the USA later in the year. In other Lotus news, the British car maker rolled out an extremly limited Elise Cup 260 which sets a new standard for lap times and outright track performance.