Next to the Exige Sport 350 Roadster, you can admire at the Lotus’ Geneva stand a faster – and obviously lighter – version of the Evora 400.
Following on from the recently announced Elise Cup 250, and the Exige Sport 350, Lotus’ famous Lightweight Laboratory has been hard at work cutting the weight of the Evora 400 by 70 kg, to just 1,325 kg. With a host of carbon fibre components as standard, and sharing the 410 hp supercharged engine with the track-focused 3-Eleven, the Lotus Evora Sport 410 clocks 0-60 in 3.9 seconds on its way to a top speed of 186 mph. The carbon fibre treatment touches the front splitter, roof panel, tailgate, and the 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 fastback- style trailing roofline. These changes have also improved the car’s aerodynamic downforce by 15% with no increase in drag. As standard, the Evora Sport 410 comes with carbon fibre sports seats trimmed with Alcantara, along with the steering wheel and centre console. An integrated touchscreen entertainment system can also be specified, including iPod connectivity and Bluetooth functionality.
Complementing this is a higher-output version of the supercharged, 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine, developed through the Lotus 3-Eleven project. As a result, the car boasts 410 hp at 7,000 rpm and 410 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. The car’s reduced kerb weight has allowed the recalibration of the suspension, with improved geometry and completely revised damping, as well as a ride height 5 mm lower than the Evora 400.