The Evora range of cars from Lotus is getting a revamped model, the Evora Sport 410 which is lighter, faster and more efficient on the road than the previous Evora 400. It is not just lighter than the coupe but also improved when compared to the Roadster 2015 edition.
The original Evora 400 powered by a manual transmission system weighs 3,119 pounds which is considered light when compared to other models debuted by Lotus. However, the engineers at the research and development are not going to rest at all. They are finding new ways to keep the cars lighter and faster than ever as a result of which the Evora 410 has been designed to weigh just 2,921 pounds.
Carbon fiber components and body plays an integral role in helping them shave off the pounds. The automatic transmission variant of the same car weighs a little higher at 2,948 pounds. While the fiber material is found in most areas, majority of the change has undergone in the rear tailgate. Instead of using multiple parts to make it, they have opted for a single piece which helps reduce the total weight to a great extent.
The Lotus Evora Sport 410 has other new changes including a lower ride height made possible by a revised suspension system, forged aluminum wheels and door arm rests made entirely of carbon fiber material. The car is powered by a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in just 3.9 seconds
In an attempt to prove the efficiency of their car, Lotus tested the 410 in the Hethel race track. The car was equipped with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires which is not found in the base model but can be added as an upgrade. The car managed to complete the entire track in within 1 minute 28 seconds. It is three seconds faster than the Evora 400.
The model is extremely limited as Lotus confirmed that they will be building only 150 cars this year and those who have plans to buy this one may have to pre-order as quick as possible so as to grab one.
It will debut first in the North American region and once orders for the specific area is delivered, the company will focus on other parts of the world, probably Europe where Lotus has a strong fanbase and plenty of patrons who already own one of their older models.