Just barely a month from the Malaysian launch of the Lotus Evora 400, the British sports carmaker went on to reveal the lighter and more powerful Evora Sport 410. As the numbers suggest, it’s 10 hp more powerful than the Evora 400, making for a total of 410 horsepower.
The Evora 410 gets a strict diet by shedding 70kg from the original 400. This is made possible thanks to more extensive use of carbon fibre components for the front splitter, roof panel, tailgate, and rear diffuser. If that’s not enough, forged alloy wheels are used and some of the interior’s items such as the centre armrest, speakers and even the door bins have been ditched.
In the power department, it retains the same 3.5-litre supercharged V6, but it’s tweaked to make 410 hp and 410 Nm of torque. The 10 extra ponies and lighter body results in a quicker 0 to 100km/h sprint time of 3.9 seconds; 0.3 seconds quicker than the 400! It’s also quicker by 3 seconds around the Hethel test track, lapping it in 1 minute 28 seconds.
Power is delivered to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual as standard, but can be upgraded to a six-speed automatic for a little extra moolah. The Evora 410 also sits lower thanks to new springs and dampers, and like the Elise 250 Club, it gets Lotus’ Dynamic Performance Management which grants Sports and Race drive modes.
Only 150 units of the Evora 410 will be made, with deliveries commencing in June this year. It’s priced at £79,900 (approx RM470,000), an additional £8,000 (RM47,000+) over the 400. That said, expect the Evora 410 to cost close to RM700k should it arrive on our shores. Who knows, we might just get 10 tailor-made units!