Well, granted, this is not an entirely new product and we’re starting to feel Lotus will never again make an entirely new product. But the new Lotus Evora GT430 limited edition has something else going for it and that is the fact it is the most powerful road-going Lotus ever.
Packing 430 hp and 440 nm, hence the name Lotus Evora GT430, from a 3.5-litre V6 supercharged and charge cooled engine, this aggressive looking sports of which only 60 copies will be made is pretty quick with a 0 to 60 mph time of 3.7 seconds, and atop speed of 190 mph (305 km/h). That is not all down to the power. Weight also comes into focus here, or rather lack thereof. The GT430 is only 1,285 kg, which is remarkable considering it has one of the largest aero kits ever fitted to a road going car.
That aero kit, featuring a new carbon fibre splitter, air blades and louvers positioned on top of each front wheel arch, one-piece carbon tailgate, carbon diffuser and large rear wing, guarantees the legendary Lotus handling at high speed by generating 250 kg of downforce. But again, it’s not just aerodynamics that gives Lotus Evora GT430 its housefly-like reflexes. Other contributing factors include Lotus-tuned, Öhlins TTX two-way adjustable dampers, six-speed manual gearbox features a low-inertia, single-mass flywheel, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and AP Racing four-piston calipers all round for optimum stopping power.
Lotus has not yet revealed how much this exquisite piece of machinery costs.