Lotus recently unveiled the new Evora GT410 Sport ahead of its 70th year anniversary celebrations, packing raw performance with Lotus’ latest aerodynamic developments.
Powered with 3.5-litre supercharged engine with water-to-air charge cooler, it packs 410 hp and 420 Nm of torque. As such, 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.9 seconds in the automatic and 4.o seconds in the manual. Top speed is claimed to be 305 km/h!
The manual gearbox even comes with a Torsen-type limited-slip differential (LSD) while the automatic transmission utilises an optimised gearbox ECU for ultra-fast gear changes. The new Evora GT410 Sport features four ESP modes via a dashboard switch. – Drive, Sport, Race and Off.
Brakes are courtesy of AP Racing’s four-pot calipers, front and rear with cross drilled ventilated discs. They’re tucked beneath a set of ultra lightweight, fully machine, forged aluminium 19-inch wheels in the front and a 20-inch pair at the back.
The GT410 weighs only 1,297 kg (unladen) as it rides on a set of Lotus-tuned Ohlins TTX two-way adjustable aluminium dampers. It is 98 kgs lighter than the Evora 400 and 28 kgs lighter than the already featherweight Evora 410. This includes a titanium exhaust, cutting 10 kg from beyond the car’s rear axle.
Carbon fibre applications played a significant role in the GT410’s weight – they include the front access panel, roof panel and a one-piece louvered tailgate with integrated spoiler, as well as the elements within the front air blade system and rear wheel exit ports.
The GT410’s aerodynamic attributes increased downforce even more to 96 kgs at top speed – 50% more than the current Evora Sport 410. This palces the Evora GT410 Sport among the top ranks of Lotus’ most aerodynamically efficient road cars.
The Evora GT410’s interior houses a pair of carbon race seats and carbon door sill inserts. The steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, transmission tunnel, centre console and instrument binnacle are all trimmed in black Alcantara.