Just a year after debuting the 400-horsepower Evora 400, Lotus has now revealed the Evora Sport 410, which is even a more sharper coupe. As the name suggests, power has been raised to 410 HP, and the most impressive thing is that the Evora Sport 410 is 70 kg lighter than the previous version. Following the recently announced the Exige Sport 350, Lotus’ famous Lightweight Laboratory has been hard at work cutting the weight of the Evora 400.
During the revealing of the Lotus Evora Sport 410, Mr Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc said, “We couldn’t help ourselves, and many may have guessed what we were planning following our recent announcements. We wanted to make the Evora even better: lighter, faster and sharper, but our team has exceeded our expectations. Lotus has distilled what makes the Evora so special into something that’s even more focused. The result is dynamically excellent and nothing short of superb.”
Speaking of the exterior, the Lotus Evora Sport 410 is the result of Lotus’ philosophy of continuous improvement. With a lower centre of gravity, and a kerb weight slashed to just 1,325 kg, the car provides an impressive 309 hp/tonne the Evora Sport 410 sports carbon fibre components like front splitter, roof panel, tailgate, and rear diffuser as well as race-derived sports seats and a revised front access panel. The one-piece carbon tailgate incorporates a louvered section, inspired by some of Lotus’ most-famous heritage models, and together with carbon rear quarter-light panels help provide the car with a sleeker, fastback-style trailing roofline. These changes have also improved the car’s aerodynamic downforce by 15% with no increase in drag.
Inside, it features Alcantara trimmed carbon fibre sports seats with contrast stitching, along with the steering wheel and centre console, an integrated touch-screen entertainment system, including iPod connectivity and Bluetooth functionality. Interms of weight saving measures, includes attractive one-piece door trim panels finished in Alcantara, with contrast stitching, the deletion of door arm rests and stowage pockets, the relocation of tailgate and fuel filler release buttons and the removal of speakers - if an entertainment system is not specified.
Mechanically, the Evora Sport 410 is powered by the same Toyota sourced 3.5-litre supercharged 6-cylinder engine that dishes out 410 HP at 7000 rpm and 410 Nm of torque at 3500 rpm. The is connected to a 6-speed manual transmission, which is offered as standard while an automatic transmission system is also available. The Lotus Evora Sport 410 can bolt from 0 - 100 kmph in just 4.2 seconds before hitting the electronically limited top speed of over 300 kmph.
The Lotus Evora Sport 410 will be limited to a global production run of one-hundred and fifty vehicles per year and will be available in all major markets from June 2016.