Lotus Evora GT410 Sport launched as bridge to Evora GT430 supercar

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport

Lightweight Porsche 911 rival produces 410bhp and can cover 0-60mph in 3.9sec; priced from £85,900

Lotus has produced a new version of the Evora, the GT410 Sport, to bridge the gap to the red-blooded Evora GT430 supercar.

A successor to the Sport 410, the new car benefits from more carbonfibre parts and an extra-focused chassis set-up to make it a lighter and sharper version of the marque’s Porsche 911 rival.

Power comes from the same supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine as its predecessor, producing 410bhp at 7000rpm and 310lb ft at 3500rpm and driven to the rear wheels through a six-speed manual gearbox or an optional automatic with the same number of cogs.

The Evora GT410 Sport is slightly quicker in automatic form, reaching 0-60mph in 3.9sec to the manual’s 4.0sec. Top speed for both is quoted at 190mph.

Much of this pace comes thanks to the car’s light weight – it tips the scales at 1297kg when nobody is onboard, 28kg less than the Sport 410.

A carbonfibre roof panel and tailgate are standard. Add weight-saving options, including a titanium exhaust and Ohlins dampers, and the car’s dry weight drops to 1256kg.

Lotus has also tweaked the car’s bodywork with parts borrowed from its GT430 to enhance downforce by up to 50% over the outgoing Sport 410. The GT410 Sport produces up to 96kg of downforce.

Available in two-seater or 2+2 form, the Evora GT410 Sport sits on Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers as standard and rides on 19in wheels wrapped with Michelin Super Sport Cup 2 tyres.

Pricing for the GT410 Sport starts at £85,900, which is £324 more than the similarly focused Porsche 911 Carrera T.

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Source: Autocar Online

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