Lotus has unveiled a leaner, meaner and faster version of the Evora sports car. Called the Evora Sport 410, the new car will make its debut at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
Powering the new Evora Sport 410 is the same 3.5-litre supercharged V6 found in the Evora 400, but in the new car it produces 404bhp and 409Nm of torque. The new Sport 410 is also 70 kilograms lighter and weighs in at 1325kg (kerb weight). The manual transmissiion is standard but a dual clutch automatic with paddle shifters is available as an option.
The weight loss has been achieved by using carbon fibre on the roof tailgate, front splitter and rear diffuser, one-piece tailgate and forged alloy wheels. The new carbon bits also help increase downforce by 15 per cent. Lotus have also tossed out the armrest, speakers and the door bins and have relegated the touchscreen infotainment system to the options list.
Due to its diet and increased power levels(10 more bhp compared to the Evora 400) the Evora Sport 410 hits 100km/h in 3.9 seconds (0.3 seconds faster than the 400) and will keep on accelerating to a top speed of 300km/h. To get around corners better, the Sport 410 uses a limited slip differential as well as revised springs and dampers.
The Lotus Evora Sport 410 will go on sale in June with prices starting at £79,900. Only 150 Evora Sport 410's will be produced each year.