The British supercar marquee, and renowned both for its constant financial troubles as well as performance-oriented and lightweight models, recipe has recently unveiled the 2015 Evora 400 model, which now officially debuted during the Geneva motor show.
The new supercar has been named by the automaker as the “fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever,” featuring such stylistic changes from the “normal” Evora as a new front bumper that house larger air intakes and LED daytime running lights. The dynamic and aggressive design goes on to encompass the ventilated rear bumper, the sporty diffuser and a “three-element” rear wing. There are also 19 or 20-inch lightweight forged aluminum alloys equipped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The exterior changes have not rendered the Evora 400 unrecognizable but the interior might: it features an all-new dashboard, an updated center console and a refreshed instrument cluster, all complete with new seats and a forged magnesium steering wheel. The upgraded infotainment system has now become standard.
Now coming to the “goodies” pack, we have a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that spills out 400 bhp (406 PS / 298 kW) and 410 Nm (302 lb-ft) of torque, mated to an upgraded six-speed manual or the optional six-speed automatic. Lotus now claims the Evora 400 can reach 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds) and max out at 186 mph (300 km/h). The performance is further enhanced by the redesigned aluminum chassis that has shaved 22 kg (48 lbs) off the predecessors’ figures. The package is complete with a refreshed suspension, better brakes and a standard Limited Slip Differential (LSD) on the variants that have the six-speed manual gearbox.