Lotus Evora 400 is a lightweight car which sheds more weight with an all-new carbon pack.
With the new pack, the designers of the car have managed to reduce its original weight of 1,395 kilograms to 1,353 kilograms.
Buyers looking to buy the new Lotus Evora 400 can opt for the Carbon Pack as an additional component by paying £6,500. Instead of changing existing components which could bump up costs, the crew has managed to make use of the lighter components available in the car to reduce its weight. The parts that will be changed include the rear wing center, rear diffuser finisher, front splitter, roof panel, front access panel and wing mirror caps. Every one of these component is handmade which plays a crucial role in helping the model lose some weight.
A notable change is that the air conditioning system and the back seats are removed from the Lotus Evora 400 to install the carbon pack. However, it doesn’t cost you extra to have them back. Just specify them that you need it and the team will install it for you. With the pack, buyers gain a weight reduction up to 42 kilograms.
Further customization options provided by the automobile manufacturer include a lithium ion battery priced at £1,350 and a titanium exhaust which costs about £5,500. The overall pricing of the Evora 400 could go much higher when all the components are added. But, being completely optional, it is not going to deter buyers from going for the car. Only those who can spend to have these perks can go for it while others can opt for the base model with the carbon pack.
The Lotus Evora 400 is powered by a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine which delivers up to 365 horsepower. The car can accelerate from 0 to 62 miles per hour in just 4.2 seconds. These numbers are for the base model and when all the lightweight components are equipped in the car, we expect it to achieve the same distance in 4 seconds or lesser.
Lotus has been one of the very few manufacturers known for its lightweight cars. The Evora 400 is the lightest model in the segment but it didn’t make the brand happy and prompted them to further reduce its weight for a breezy ride.
“We have now given the opportunity to our customers to experience the best handling and driving experience with an even lighter car,” said Lotus boss.