Evora 400

Relentless in its development of world-class sports cars, Lotus has unveiled the new Evora 410 Sport to complete the revised line-up of Hethel’s fastest model. Launched in Lotus’ 70th year and ahead of its anniversary celebrations, the new Evora 410 Sport takes one of Lotus’ success stories, and refines it through the application of enlightened design. Available in both 2 seat and 2+2 configurations, and in manual and automatic transmissions, the Evora 410 Sport draws from the phenomenal Evora GT430 to provide advanced aerodynamics to an already celebrated sports car. Combining the latest design philosophy with a car acclaimed by both critics and customers, it packs raw performance with Lotus’ latest aerodynamic developments, to provide a first-class replacement for the Evora Sport 410 model. Employing key elements of the GT430’s sculptured body style, including specifically designed new composite front and rear body panels, but without some of the high downforce elements, the new Evora 410 Sport enjoys a far subtler and sleeker silhouette. However, as with all Lotus sports cars, aerodynamic downforce is a requirement and this new GT-class coupe generates up to 96kg of downforce (50% more than the Evora Sport 410) making it the new benchmark when compared to similarly priced rivals.

This focus on the car’s critical mass delivers its headline power-to-weight ratio of 326 hp / tonne and the top speed to 190 mph (305 km/h). Despite the car’s low mass, a range of lightweight options can be specified for the Evora 410 Sport. This includes a titanium exhaust, cutting 10 kg from beyond the car’s rear axle. Making the most of the traction on tap, the Evora 410 Sport uses Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (235/35 R19 at the front and 285/30 R20 at the rear) with a sports suspension package of Eibach ultra-light, low-sideload springs and Bilstein fixed-valve sports dampers – all fitted as standard. A touring suspension package is available as a no cost option, featuringBilstein® non-adjustable dampers, with touring valve specification, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres. For full damper adjustability, a race suspension package using Lotus-tuned lightweight Öhlins TTX aluminium two-way adjustable dampers (twenty click adjustment compression and rebound) which save 13 kg, can be specified to tune the Evora 410 Sport to precisely suit particular road or track conditions. Reducing un-sprung mass, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels (19" 8J front and 20" 9.5J rear 10 spoke alloy wheels) are available in either silver or matt black. The option of upgrading to one inch wider (10.5J) rear wheels as used on the Evora GT430, is available and stopping power comes courtesy of AP Racing four-piston calipers front and rear with lightweight 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm).

The development of the new Evora GT410 Sport afforded Lotus the opportunity to optimise mass, resulting in an unladen weight of 1,297 kg and a lightest possible dry weight of 1,256 kg (including all the optional titanium exhaust, saving 10 kg, and the Lotus-tuned Öhlins TTX aluminium two-way adjustable dampers, saving 13 kg) – a total saving of 98 kg when compared to the Evora 400 benchmark, and up to 28 kg less than the already featherweight Evora Sport 410. As with its Evora stablemates the Evora GT410 Sport cabin includes Lotus’ beautifully detailed carbon race seats (2+0 configuration only) 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 contrast twin colour stitching. Optional Sparco race seats are available in both 2+0 and 2+2 configurations with the latter requiring either the optional wider 10.5J rear wheel option, as featured on the Evora GT430, or the lightweight forged wheel option from the Evora 400, which benefits from a 9.5J rear wheel size. An integrated 7” touch-screen infotainment system with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth® functionality, satellite navigation and reversing camera can also be specified.

Lotus’ newly defined GT-class sports car captures the essence of the company’s headline model. The application of top-down evolution introduces the new front and rear aesthetic, first seen on the GT430. As a result, the car’s design combines considerable physical presence with natural aerodynamic ability. The revised front panel features two enlarged carbon fibre ducts, with integrated air blades, to efficiently move air around the front wheels reducing turbulence and decreasing drag. Additional downforce is created by the combination of the deep front splitter and new motorsport-derived rear diffuser, mounted beneath the new style metal mesh grille which gives a cleaner finish. Sculptured carbon fibre ducts behind each rear wheel vent high pressure air as quickly as possible from the rear wheel arches, balancing downforce. Cumulatively this all works to boost downforce to 96 kg at 190 mph, a sizable jump of 50% over the outgoing Evora Sport 410, and a massive three-times that of the Evora 400 with an improved drag coefficient. This elevates the Evora GT410 Sport to the top ranks of Lotus’ most aerodynamically efficient road cars. As with all high-performance Evoras, carbon fibre plays a considerable role in the car’s construction. Standard carbon composite components include the front access panel, roof panel and a one-piece louvered tailgate with integrated spoiler, as well as the elements within the front air blade system and rear wheel exit ports.

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TOP SPEED

190
MPH
0 - 60 MPH

3.9
SECS
POWER

410
HP
WEIGHT

1256
KG

Features

Engine
  • Fastest production Lotus ever
  • 3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger
  • 6-speed manual transmission, with gearbox cooler, coupled to Lotus’ precision shift aluminium mechanism
  • Lightweight, single-mass, low inertia fly wheel
  • TorsenType Limited Slip Differential (manual only)
Interior
  • 2+0 seat configuration
  • Carbon fibre sports seats, trimmed in black Alcantara® with contrast twin stitching in yellow or red
  • Instrument panel, centre console and door panels trimmed in black Alcantara® with contrast twin stitching in yellow and white or red and white
  • Steering wheel trimmed in black leather and Alcantara®, with black stitching
  • Door grab handle in black Alcantara®, gear lever gaiter and hand brake sleeve in black leather
  • Alcantara® trimmed binnacle cover and switch cover
  • Interior Colour Pack: centre console panel and door grab handles in contrast yellow or red finish
  • Instrument panel surround, steering wheel finisher, HVAC panel and door release levers in gunmetal finish
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Lightweight aluminium gear knob
  • Aluminium face level vents and blanking plate surround
  • Dark grey headlining
  • Black carpet
  • Carbon fibre door sill inserts
  • Lightweight driver's footrest
  • Lightweight aluminium pedal pads
Chassis
  • Servo assisted, lightweight two-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs and AP Racing four piston calipers (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm)
  • Anodised, lightweight aluminium, extruded, epoxy bonded and rivetted high-stiffness chassis
  • Unequal length, high lateral stiffness, forged aluminium, double wishbone suspension with Eibach® tubular front and rear anti-roll bar
  • Sports suspension package: Eibach® ultra-light, low-sideload springs, front and rear, fitted to Bilstein® sports dampers
  • Lotus tuned hydraulically-assisted, rigidly-mounted, rack and pinion steering system, with 2.86 turns lock-to-lock
  • Driver selectable ESP modes – Drive/Sport/Race
  • Active exhaust valve control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Lightweight lithium-ion battery
  • Handmade in Hethel
Exterior
  • Lightweight rear sport diffuser (new aluminium diffuser)
  • Carbon fibre front access panel
  • Carbon fibre roof panel
  • Lightweight carbon fibre tailgate with integrated rear spoiler and louvered backlight
  • Side sills in matt black finish
  • Mirror caps in gloss black finish
  • Glass rear quarter panel
  • AP Racing® brake calipers, yellow finish with black logo
  • Michelin® Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (front 235/35 R19, rear 285/30 R20)
  • Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, forged aluminium wheels (19" 8J front and 20" 9.5J rear 10 spoke alloy wheels) in silver or matt black
  • Powerfold and heated door mirrors
  • Bi-xenon headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Oval exhaust finisher
  • Thatcham approved immobiliser and remote activated alarm system
Transmission
  • 6-speed manual transmission, with gearbox cooler, coupled to Lotus' precision shift aluminium mechanism
  • Optional 6-speed automatic transmission, with gearbox cooler, ultra-fast changes via steering wheel mounted lightweight aluminium paddles
  • Lightweight, single-mass, low inertia fly wheel
  • Torsen Type Limited Slip Differential (manual only)

Exterior

Specifications

  Evora 410 Sport
PERFORMANCE* Manual Automatic
Max power 410 hp at 7000 rpm (416 PS) (301 kW)
Max torque 310 lbft (420 Nm)
0-60 mph 4.0 seconds 3.9 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.2 seconds 4.1 seconds
Max speed 190 mph (305 km/h) 171 mph (275 km/h)
Aerodynamic downforce 96 kg 96 kg
  Evora 400
CHASSIS/ BODY
3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger Standard
6-speed manual transmission, with gearbox cooler, coupled to Lotus' precision shift aluminium mechanism Standard
Optional 6-speed automatic transmission, with gearbox cooler, ultr-fast changes via steering wheel mounted lightweight aluminium paddles
Lightweight, single-mass, low inertia fly wheel Standard
Torsen Type Limited Slip Differential (manual only) Standard
  Evora 400
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
2+2 seat configuration with Isofix in rear Standard
Engine start button Standard
Anodised, lightweight aluminium, extruded, epoxy bonded and riveted high-stiffness chassis Standard
Servo assisted, lightweight 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs and AP Racing four piston calipers (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm) Standard
Unequal length, high lateral stiffness, forged aluminium, double wishbone suspension with Eibach® tubular front and rear anti-roll bars Standard
Sports suspension package: Eibach® ultra-light, low-sideload springs, front and rear, fitted to Bilstein® sports dampers Standard
Lotus tuned hydraulically-assisted, rigidly-mounted, rack and pinion steering system, with 2.86 turns lock-to-lock Standard
Driver selectable ESP modes – Drive/Sport/Race Standard
Active exhaust valve control Standard
Tyre pressure monitoring system Standard
Lightweight lithium-ion battery Standard