The new Lotus Evora Sport 410 has been officially presented in front of the worldwide audience of the Geneva Motor Show this March and will now reach dealerships in select markets after the development program has ended.
The Hethel-based niche sports car brand is struggling with its financial woes so it’s not going to be presenting all-new models anytime soon. Instead, they are concentrating on keeping afloat with upgrades of their current model lines. The Evora Sport 410 is an evolution of the line and has an upgraded Toyota-sourced supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine packing another 10 hp (7 kW) compared to the Evora 400 for a total of 410 hp (306 kW) at 7,000 rpm. Torque meanwhile remains at the same level – 302 pound-feet (410 Newton-meters). The model is also at least 70 kilograms (154 pounds) lighter thanks to carbon fiber usage and tips the scales at just 1,270 kilograms (2,800 pounds) when also packing the optional titanium exhaust system that additionally brings savings of 10 kgs (22 lbs).
The Evora Sport 410 is thus capable to sprint to 60 mph (96 kph) in just 3.9 seconds when using the six-speed automatic transmission, which is two tenths of a second quicker than a standard Evora 400. The maximum speed is also a little higher – surging from 186 mph (300 kph) to 190 mph (305 kph) in the case of the manual and from 174 mph (280 kph) to 177 mph (285 kph) for the automatic model. Production will be confined to 150 examples per year and orders can already be issued in Europe, with the Us version officially confirmed for the summer of next year.