This year’s Geneva Motor Show for British sports car brand Lotus is a venue to introduce their latest creation. They had all of 2014 to come up with a new model, but all they managed is the Lotus Evora 400, which is a hotted-up version of an existing model with dubious looks.
In fairness though, they were bogged down with management issues and stuff like that. So the fact that they did at least make the Evora 400 is actually quite admirable. And it’s a pretty beast car, performance-wise.
Lotus Evora 400 is powered by a 400 horsepower and 410 Nm of torque version of the familiar supercharged and charge-cooled mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 Toyota engine. It also boasts an improved aluminum chassis, lightweight composite body, and a new interior. It is also 22 kg lighter than the normal Evora, which isn’t much, but it nonetheless contributes to the car’s excellent performance.
Speaking of performance, Lotus Evora 400 can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds), and it can reach an impressive top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). Around the test track at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, this car is a full 6 seconds faster than the previous model.
Lotus Evora 400 will enter production for European markets in the summer and deliveries will commence in August. Pricing is yet to be announced.