Lotus Cars continues moving forward at a slow and steady pace, doing small things but doing them right. The new Lotus Evora Sport 410 is a case in point. It’s a slightly revised version of the Evora that is lightened and tarted up to become an even better driver’s car.
As the name clearly suggests, Lotus Evora Sport 410 packs a 410 hp and 410 Nm of torque version of the supercharged 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine. So extra power is not really its winning card. That’d be the 70 kg weight loss it has achieved through the use of carbon fiber components in its build. Tipping the scale at 1,325 kg, the Evora Sport does 0-60 in 3.9 seconds and can reach a top speed of 186mph.
The main differences between a Lotus Evora Sport 410 and the regular version, in terms of looks as well as weight saving measures, include a carbon fibre tailgate (combining five separate elements into one), new lighter-weight door trim panels and the liberal addition of carbon fibre across the entire car. But this doesn’t mean the 410 is a stripped-out track car. The car is still very civilized for road use.
Other highlights of the Evora Sport 410 include front splitter, roof panel, tailgate, and rear diffuser as well as race-derived sports seats and a revised front access panel, Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD), Lotus’ Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) with Sport and Race modes, and touch-screen entertainment system.