The Lotus Evora GT410 Sport is revealed as a new version of the Evora, replacing the Evora 410 and sitting below the GT430. Costs from £85,900.
Until Lotus gets some actual new products – from track day to sports cars to supercars and even SUVs – as Geely nous gets stuck in at Hethel, ‘New’ Lotus cars are going to be exactly what this is – a tweaked and titivated current (old) model.
You can’t blame Lotus for doing it as it seems buyers are still willing to stump up strong money fo Porsche’s endlessly update range, and it does help keep the wolf from the door.
This car – the Lotus Evora GT410 Sport – promises to be lighter and more aerodynamic that the 410 Sport it replaces, and fill a gap between the entry-level 400 and range topping GT430, and at a higher price than the 410 Sport did.
Lotus hasn’t bothered giving the GT410 any more power from its 3.5 litre V6, so 410bhp it is and 0-60 comes in around 4.0 seconds and top speed anything north of 175mph.
But Lotus has taken the 410 to Weight Watchers over Christmas to shave off 28kg, thanks to a carbon fibre roof and bonnet, and you can shave off more if you opt for the weight saving options like Ohlins dampers and titanium exhaust. There’s also some aerodynamic tweaks borrowed from the GT430.
You can have your Lotus Evora GT410 Sport as a two-seater or 2+2, with prices starting at £85,900.