Evora 400

The Lotus Evora 400 is the fastest Lotus road car of the New Millennium. Its lightweight chassis has been lowered and widened to make cockpit entry and exit to the 2+2 composite body easy. The Evora 400 exudes the Lotus spirit of lightness and driving purity so succinctly. Despite producing 400 hp (406 ps) from its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine, with its comfortable cabin displaying many new features, the overall kerbweight of the Evora 400 has been reduced by 42 kg over its forebear. As a result, its exquisite power to weight ratio, combined with an aerodynamic package that maintains zero lift but increases downforce at high speeds, simply enhances its supercar appeal.

The exquisite 3.5-litre V6 engine has been modified significantly to achieve the supercar performance of the Evora 400. Its induction system has been supplemented by a revised supercharger and a water-to-air chargecooler, that raises power to an outstanding 400 hp (406 ps). Select the first of the its six, close-ratio, manual gears and the acceleration is viscerally exciting. In fact, the automatic version is even swifter off the mark, its performance sharpened by the Race setting in the Dynamic Performance Management system. A V-max of 186 mph (300 kph), experienced from within the Evora 400’s purposefully equipped and comfortable cabin, provides proof positive that Lotus makes supercar ownership not only extremely focused but also both entrancing and giant-killing.

Underpinning the Evora 400 supercar is a brand new, efficient, structurally rigid and low weight extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of Lotus racing and sportscar developments, its torsional rigidity is outstanding. As one of the strongest chassis available, it allows the suspension to work more efficiently, to provide unparalleled grip, amazing comfort, supercar dynamics and an overall balance that is totally engaging. Yet, it is 42 kg lighter than the outgoing Evora model, features more equipment and literally doubles the downforce available.

The Evora 400 is Lotus‘s fastest model, worthy of supercar status. It is stylishly attractive, beautifully designed, yet purposefully aerodynamic. From its aggressive new front cooling intakes, past the fascinating lateral graphics, to its more prominent rear, 5-blade airflow diffuser and new three-element tail spoiler, it is every inch the purpose-built supercar. Yet, because it is a Lotus, the Evora 400 features ‘zero-lift’, although the aero package increases downforce by 23 kg at V-max, to make more efficient use of its immensely capable road manners.

Immagine
TOP SPEED

186
MPH
0 - 60 MPH

4.1
SECS
POWER

400
HP
WEIGHT

1395
KG

Features

Engine
  • Fastest production Lotus ever
  • High power, 400 hp. 3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger
  • Delivers punchy 302 lbs ft (410 Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides outstanding balance
  • Aero package and lightweight rear sport diffuser deliver extra 23 kg of downforce
  • Driver activated, post-cat free flow exhaust enhancement
  • Supercar acceleration from 0 mph to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds
Interior
  • Brand new cockpit
  • Ultra-lightweight sports seats
  • Three trim levels - standard, leather and Alcantara®
  • 2+2 seat configuration with Isofix in rear
  • Hip-hugging driving position
  • Leather trimmed steering wheel with racing line indicator
  • Fully revised, ergonomic dashboard layout
  • Engine Start Button
  • Heated seats
  • Air-conditioning
  • Central locking
  • Premium black carpet
  • Dark headlining
  • 5 speaker double DIN ICE unit with full Sat Nav and integrated Sub-Woofer
  • Reversing camera and rear parking sensor
CHASSIS
  • World-class ride control
  • Exceptionally rigid and strong
  • Phenomenal mechanical grip
  • Front and rear: Fully independent suspension, forged aluminium double wishbone suspension, anti-roll bar, Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers
  • Lightweight aluminium extruded and bonded chassis
  • Lightened by 22kg comparing to previous model
  • Servo assisted 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs with AP Racing four piston calipers (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm)
  • Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) as standard (with manual gearbox only)
  • Revised, ultra-lightweight alloy wheels
  • Handmade in Hethel
Styling
  • Head-turning presence
  • Compact 2+2 packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Enhanced cockpit airflow
  • Maximum downforce for road use
  • Optimised aero package
  • Taut and poised
Transmission
  • Sports ratio 6-speed manual transmission
  • Optional 6-speed Automatic
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Forged alloy shift paddles (Auto)
  • Lotus throttle management blips on downshifts
  • (Manual) 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds)
  • (Automatic) 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds)

Exterior

Specifications

  Evora 400
PERFORMANCE* Manual Automatic
Max power 400 hp at 7000 rpm (406 PS) (298 kW)
Max torque 302 lbft at 3,500 rpm (410 Nm)
0-60 mph 4.1 seconds 4.1 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.2 seconds 4.2 seconds
Max speed 186 mph (300 km/h) 174 mph (280 km/h)
Power to weight ratio 286 hp/tonne (290 PS/1000kg)
Aerodynamic downforce at 150mph 32 kg 32 kg
EMISSION AND FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])
Urban 20.8 (13.6) 20.0 [14.1]
Extra Urban 38.7 (7.3) 39.8 [7.1]
Combined 29.1 (9.7) 29.1 [9.7]
CO2 emissions, Combined 225 g/km 225 g/km
  Evora 400
CHASSIS/ BODY
Tyre pressure monitoring system Standard
Two-door, coupe bodystyle Standard
Lightweight aluminium extruded and bonded chassis Standard
Composite body panels Standard
Lightweight composite rear sport diffuser Standard
Three element rear wing Standard
Electronically adjustable door mirrors Standard
Powerfold and heated door mirrors Standard
Heated rear window Standard
Bi-Xenon headlights Standard

LED Daytime running lights

Standard
Thatcham approved immobiliser and remote activated alarm system Standard
SUSPENSION
Front and rear: Fully independent suspension, forged aluminium double wishbone suspension, anti-roll bar, Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers Standard
ESP/ traction control Standard
  Evora 400
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
2+2 seat configuration with Isofix in rear Standard
Engine start button Standard
Air conditioning Standard
Heated seats Standard
Reversing camera and rear parking sensor Standard
Central locking Standard
Super lightweight aluminium gear knob [manual only] Standard
Leather trimmed steering wheel with racing line indicator Standard
Door grab handle in black leather Standard
Door sill insert etched with Lotus logo Standard
Super lightweight driver's footrest Standard
Premium black carpet Standard
Dark headlining Standard
5 speaker double DIN ICE unit with full Sat Nav and integrated Sub-Woofer Standard
  Evora 400
ENGINE
High power, 400hp. 3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger Standard
Lightweight low inertia fly wheel Standard
Driver selectable ESP modes - Drive/Sport/Race Standard
Driver selectable active exhaust valve control Standard
Oval exhaust finisher Standard
TRANSMISSION
Sports ratio 6-speed manual transmission Standard
Optional 6-speed Automatic transmission Option
Torsen-type Limited Slip Differential [manual only] Standard
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 2575 mm
Track - front 1564 mm
Track - rear 1575.5 mm
Overall length 4385 mm
Overall width (excluding door mirrors) 1845 mm
Overall width (including door mirrors) 1972 mm
Height 1229 mm
Unladen vehicle mass - Manual 1395 kg
Unladen vehicle mass - Automatic 1425 kg
 
  Evora 400
STEERING
Rack and pinion steering box with 2.86 turns lock-to-lock Standard
Lotus tuned hydraulically assisted steering Standard
BRAKES
Servo assisted 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs with AP Racing four piston calipers (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm) Standard
Brake calipers - red painted with black AP Racing logo Standard
WHEELS & TYRES
Gloss black or silver 10 spoke alloy wheels [19" front and 20" rear] Standard
Michelin Pilot Sport tyres (front 235/35 R19, rear 285/30 R20) Standard
Tyre pressure monitoring system Standard
 Elise
OPTION PACKS
Touring packOption  
Sport packOption
Black style packOption
Power Pack*Option
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Metallic paintOption
Signature paintOption
Hard topOption
Air conditioningOption
WHEEL OPTIONS
Sport wheel, satin black, forged 14-spoke (16' front and 17" rear)**Option
 
* Dealer fit accessory, for track use only. Use of the vehicle on track or in a competitive manner is not endorsed by Lotus. Participation in use off road, including on closed circuit tracks or for use in a competitive manner, including timed laps or runs will invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty and the vehicle will require appropriate levels of expert vehicle preparation and servicing. Lotus reserves the right to modify prices, specifications and options without prior notice. Please consult your local Lotus dealer for more information. MPG figures are obtained from laboratory testing and may not reflect real driving results. Published MPG figures and performance results are intended for comparisons between vehicles only. Verification of performance results should not be attempted on public roads. Lotus recommends that all local speed and safety laws must be obeyed and safety belts worn at all times. Errors and omissions excepted.
** Sports pack required