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Lotus lightens the load with Evora Sport 410

by • February 24, 2016 • No Comments

For a company known for being obsessed with manufacturing its cars as light and swift as possible, Lotus has gotten downright stingy with the new introduction of the Lotus Evora Sport 410. The outcome is an actually lighter and slightly swifter option of its Evora Sport 400 added last year.

  • The Lotus Evora Sport 410 is a lighter, swifter limited edition option of the Evora Sport ...
  • The carbon fiber front splitter on the Evora Sport 410
  • More carbon fiber parts on the Evora Sport 410
  • The Evora Sport 410 has a carbon fiber tailgate with integrated rear spoiler and louvered backlight

Let’s begin with the mass. Lotus claims to have eliminated 70 kg (154 lbs) of the 410’s earlier model, delivering the total unladen mass down to 1,325 kg (2921 lbs). Chalk it up to a generous use of carbon fiber in exterior parts like the front splitter, roof panel and tailgate, and in the race-inspired sports seats and front access panel on the interior.

Powering the lighter mass 410 is a higher output option of the company’s Nürburgring record-breaking 3.5 liter 6-cylinder engine. The outcome is a slight uptick in horsepower of 400 hp (298 kW) to 410 hp (306 kW), but no alter in the 410 Nm (302 lb ft) of torque in addition discovered in the Evora 400.

Top speed between the two models is yet listed at 186 mph (299 km/h), but you’ll hit 0-60 mph (96.5 km/h) quicker – 3.9 seconds in the 410 versus 4.1 seconds for the Evora 400.

Lotus in addition lowered the 410’s center of gravity by 5 mm, which when combined with the lower mass and a few recalibration of the suspension and improved damping, should outcome in actually advantageous handling.

Whilst the standard 6-speed guide transmission remains unalterd between the two models, Lotus has incorporated its Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) process in the 410, offering Drive, Sport and Race settings via a dashboard switch. Depending on the chosen setting, the driver experiences alters in throttle response, traction and understeer.

Staying with the mass loss theme, the Spartan-like interior evident in the Evora 400 is just as prevalent in the 410. There are no armrests, and air conditioning, a sound process and cruise control are all optional.

Lotus is just manufacturing 150 of the Evora Sport 410s, and delivery in all significant markets other than North America is set for June 2016. A North American option is expected to be revealed later this year.

If lightmass and speedy is your thing, you can want to get your order in now. Keep in mind, the one thing Lotus didn’t reduce in the 410 is the price. At £79,900 (US$111,600) the Lotus 410 is £7,000 (US$9,800) additional than its earlier model. Lotus enthusiasts can have to judge for themselves whether or not which difference is worth the price of exclusivity.

Source: Lotus

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