More powerful, lightweight version of the Lotus Evora will go on sale in the UK in June
1 March 2016

The new Lotus Evora Sport 410 has been revealed at Geneva motor show.

Although it's based on the Evora 400, the Evora Sport 410 is 70kg lighter. Weight has been shed by the use of carbonfibre components for the front splitter, roof panel, tailgate, rear diffuser, a one-piece tailgate and forged alloy wheels. This also accounts for an improved aerodynamic downforce of 15%.

Powering the model is a tuned version of the 3.5-litre six-cylinder supercharged engine from the track-bred 3-Eleven; it produces 453bhp and 302lb ft of torque mated to a manual gearbox.

With a lower centre of gravity, a kerb weight of 1325kg and that supercharged engine, the Sport 410 can sprint from 0-60mph in 3.9sec and go on to a top speed of 186mph. It can also lap Lotus's Hethel test track in 1min 28sec.

An automatic transmission with paddle shifters is also available as an option.

According to Lotus, the suspension has been recalibrated to provide sharper handing and better body and roll control, while retaining ride comfort. A Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) has also been added to improve traction.

Sport and Race settings are available through Lotus’ Dynamic Performance Management system. They increase throttle response, lower traction slip thresholds and remove understeer recognition.

On the inside, the Evora Sport 410 gets carbonfibre sports seats trimmed with Alcantara and an integrated touchscreen infotainment system with iPod and Bluetooth connectivity.

As well as the standard paint choices, the new Evora can also be personalised via the recently launched Lotus Exclusive programme.

Group Lotus chief executive Jean-Marc Gales said: “We couldn’t help ourselves. We wanted to make the Evora even better: lighter, faster and sharper, but our team has exceeded our expectations. Lotus has distilled what makes the Evora so special into something that’s even more focused. The result is dynamically excellent and nothing short of superb.”

The Sport 410 will be available in all major markets from June, and just 150 examples will be produced each year. A specific version for North America will be announced later this year.

Danni Bagnall

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25 February 2016

You'd feel a little short-changed having grasped both your berries and taken the plunge into a 400 (against all the best advice of your mates) only to discover....Ta,da....Your £ 70k investment in that Lotus (rather than Cayman) has just been superceded by something tangibly better.....Ooops.

BertoniBertone

25 February 2016
BertoniBertone wrote:

You'd feel a little short-changed having grasped both your berries and taken the plunge into a 400 (against all the best advice of your mates) only to discover....Ta,da....Your £ 70k investment in that Lotus (rather than Cayman) has just been superceded by something tangibly better.....Ooops.

Doesn't mention the price so it will be more than the £70k which will lighten any blow. Are you saying Lotus buyers should feel miffed as a more expensive, better version as been bought out post their purchase. Doesn't this evolution situation apply to all cars, even Porsches?

 

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25 February 2016

Yes BB, exactly like a Cayman GTS buyer when they announced the GT4.

25 February 2016

" Exactly" ? Mmm, I'm not quite so sure there Mr 'Obscure Ferrari Reference'. Porsche have pretty much been nailing their model lines to Non-S, S, GTS, Turbo and GT'x' for long enough for it to be a clear and logical process understood and appreciated by dealer and punters alike. Of course, there'll be a 'X Jahre' chucked in occasionally, and Club Sport, possibly even an 'R'. Kindly point out the equivalent logic in the Lotus range...Well, of course, I'm being a bit naughty because you can't and we all know the reasons why. I may be wrong but this looks like a "MP4-12C-really-sorry-guys-but-it-should-have-been-a-650s-in-the-first-place" kinda moment. It happens and I suspect it happened because everyone said.."Er £ 70k for a 400....really...when it's good but not brilliant..? " I suspect that the 410 is actually that car.

BertoniBertone

25 February 2016

the entire current Evora range is; Evora 400, Evora Sport 410, Evora GT4. I, for one, don't see how this is complicated.

25 February 2016

there are years of development between the 12c and 650s. nobody looked at the golf mk2 and said it was the car the mk1 always should've been. was the citroen c5 the car the xantia always should've been?!

25 February 2016

With that logic you would never buy anything as there's always something better round the corner. How about "well done Lotus". It probably cost what Porsche spends on a new floor mat design but this sounds fantastic. Bravo!!

25 February 2016

You'd feel a little short-changed having grasped both your berries and taken the plunge into a 400 (against all the best advice of your mates) only to discover....Ta,da....Your £ 70k investment in that Lotus (rather than Cayman) has just been superceded by something tangibly better.....Ooops.

BertoniBertone

25 February 2016

I wouldn't feel shortchanged had I purchased an Evora 400. In the 11 years since I bought my Elise, there have been many Elise/Exige iterations, but I never felt as though I'd made a bad buy. That's the thing with Lotus-you get in, start it up and it puts a smile on your face. I suspect an Evora 400 would do the same. A 410 might add a bit more maniacal grin, but if Lotus can improve on their product, they always should. My guess is most Lotus buyers don't buy them for status-they buy them for the joy of it.

25 February 2016

I wouldn't feel shortchanged had I purchased an Evora 400. In the 11 years since I bought my Elise, there have been many Elise/Exige iterations, but I never felt as though I'd made a bad buy. That's the thing with Lotus-you get in, start it up and it puts a smile on your face. I suspect an Evora 400 would do the same. A 410 might add a bit more maniacal grin, but if Lotus can improve on their product, they always should. My guess is most Lotus buyers don't buy them for status-they buy them for the joy of it.

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