Lotus Evora 400 Roadster planned image

Lotus is planning to introduce a second body style of the recently unveiled Evora 400, in the shape of a roadster.

A roadster version of the Lotus Evora 400 is just around the corner as a new report is indicating. According to the guys from the model in question will be getting a roof with two removable panels, each weighing 3 kg. The panels will be stored on board, behind the front seats, and the Evora 400 will not lose its structural rigidity thanks to its design and the aluminum tub chassis. Jean-Marc Gales, the company’s boss, says that an open-top Evora 400 is crucial for the brand, especially in the United States, where half of all sports cars in the segment are roadsters.

The Lotus Evora 400 Roadster is expected to be making use of the same 3.5 liter V6 supercharged engine which is found on its coupe brother. The unit is capable of producing a total output of 400 HP (298 kW) and it has a peak torque of 410 Nm (302 lb-ft). Thanks to these figures, the sports car, in its solid roof version, needs just 4.2 seconds in order to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) and a top speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) is achievable. The Lotus Evora 400 has a starting price of 89,900 USD, over-seas, and 72,000 GBP in the United Kingdom. Chinese customers will have to wait until early 2016 in order to get the first examples of the sports car.