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

Looks a bit like a La Ferrari but smaller.....?

Peter Cavellini.

6 September 2017

Looks a bit like a La Ferrari but smaller.....?

Peter Cavellini.

6 September 2017

Looks a bit like a smaller scale La Ferrari.....?

Peter Cavellini.

6 September 2017

The blue car images are clearly photoshopped.

6 September 2017

Cor Blarst me.

I dint no we were making £100k cars in Norfolk

Thas a rumman.

6 September 2017

This is the best looking Evora yet. The rear view looks immense. There's still a bit of tidying that could be done at the front but it looks great. I even like the interior.

The whole car is so much more interesting than the never-ending succession of 911's. 

6 September 2017

What are we waiting for Lotus, such lame designs when you have a sliver bullet in the golden gun in your chamber in the name  of super talented Donato Coco!!

6 September 2017
Techie69 wrote:

What are we waiting for Lotus, such lame designs when you have a sliver bullet in your chamber ready to fire by the name  of super talented Donato Coco!!

6 September 2017

I think I'd prefer the additional downforce to a fanciful top speed. 

jer

7 September 2017

Air con a chargeable extra ?  £1500. It does look great finally. And Lotus is creating art work and demonstrators in more attractive colours for a change.

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