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New Evora gets 424bhp and 196mph as Lotus chases top speed over aerodynamics and downforce
Jimi Beckwith
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2 mins read
6 September 2017

The Lotus Evora GT430 Sport has been revealed as the fastest road-going car the Norfolk-based manufacturer has yet made. 

With 424bhp on tap, the latest special-edition Evora has a top speed of 196mph. A peak torque output of 332lb ft helps the car reach 62mph from rest in 3.6sec, which is as fast as a Mercedes-AMG GT R

To achieve this, Lotus has removed the aerodynamic bodywork of the standard GT430, bringing the Sport’s weight down to 1248kg, a reduction of 10kg. 

The Evora GT430 Sport is one part of an extensive update to the GT430 range. The cars are also now available with automatic and manual gearboxes, Öhlins adjustable dampers, ventilated disc brakes, upgraded four-piston brake calipers and a Torsen limited-slip differential. Adjustable traction control, as seen elsewhere in the Lotus range, is also included. 

The reduced amount of aero kit contributes to lessened downforce at the car’s maximum speed. The Evora GT430 produces 250kg at 190mph, while the Sport produces 100kg at 196mph. 

Options include a six-speed automatic transmission - a £2600 extra - and £2000 wheel upgrades, taking the car to wider 10.5J rear wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres. Lotus also charges £3500 for Sparco seats bespoke to the GT430. Air-con is £1500, while a cup holder is £120. 

The GT430 Sport is priced from £104,500 in the UK.

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HHX621 5 October 2017

i want

a new elite from lotus cars. 

 

gt 430? well lovely little drivers toy. but it's just that you see.. i don't see the quality feeling of a porsche or a even a jaguar. that's the main problem for lotus cars. quality, quality and yet again quality (feeling) plsss! durabilty now that's a very different prospect!

 

lotus needs to address this for the future: 

1. new elite

2. new elan 

3. volvo-lotus suv

4. new esprit

that should be sufficent enough to earn som proper finance!

 

 

 

 

1stdarkhorse 8 September 2017

Over £100k for an old Lotus? You're avin a laugh!

OK, I am not a Lotus enthusiast. I remember when they fell apart with use. Yes the doors do drop. The Europa gear change took some practice. But who cares when they are affordable and you had access to a second car.

The Elise was surprisingly reliable but posting yourself behind the wheel wasn't a great way to go to work.

But British kit car reputation remains - Lots Of Trouble Usually Serious. Marginally better than Total Vehicle Rebuild!

I guess Lotus are going from Strength to Strength. But really, they need something new and an SUV.

carcrazy_adhi 7 September 2017

Another Day, another fastest

Another Day, another fastest Lotus. Does look cool though, but it isnt a proper Lotus without focus on downforce.