“This is the car that shows what Lotus is able to do. This is the best chassis in the business.” – Lotus’s Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Marc Gales sums up the Evora Sport 410. The Evora Sport 410 has retro headlights and black stripes placed exactly where you would wish to see it! It stares back at you with such brilliance, that you just can’t resist to cast a good look at it while it’s at the Geneva Motor Show. Only 150 of these will be manufactured, and I already got dibs on it. So, grab yours soon!
If you are left wondering what the 410 might refer to, let me not leave you in the dark. The 410 is the amount of horsepower that is expunged out of the 3.5-litre supercharged Toyota V6 engine, 10 HP north of the power produced by the Evora 400. Coincidentally, the 410 also represents the torque output in Nm, Lotus just did a 410 on us! An option of a 6-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual will be provided.
If you try to gun it down on a straight road, it will take you just 4.2 seconds to touch the 100 kmph mark, and 0.1 seconds less if you have opted for an automatic transmission. Pretty sweet! But the manual has a 300 kmph top speed and conversely the automatic gets 280 kmph.
“Today, we set the benchmark for added lightness,” said Gales. Spot on, as the Evora Sport 410 is really lightweight indeed. Weight reduction can be attributed to the 69 kg that has been shed, by using a lightweight front splitter, rear diffuser, door trims, a ton of carbon fibre and simplified tailgate to develop the 410. Apart from this, the rear seats, door armrests and map pockets have been thrown out. Lotus has decided to keep the air conditioning system, the audio system and even the backup camera as optional. This ensures that the car you own, doesn’t come with any feature you don’t want it to have!
For this small, sleek and lightweight vehicle you will have to lighten your pockets by somewhere around $90,000; which seems like a bargain. Set to launch by June this year, watch out for this one!