Lightweight as standard: from 2,910 lbs & 0-60 mph in 3.9
132 lbs (60 kg) lighter than the already impressive Evora
Evora Sport 410 GP Edition by Lotus Exclusive
Aerodynamic downforce of 140 kg at top speed
Continuing the runaway success of Lotus’ return to North America,
the legendary British Sportscar maker has unveiled a unique Evora Sport 410 in
one of the company’s most famous liveries, as order books open for the
sensational sports car in the US and Canada.
Available in the new GP Edition colour scheme, as well as Lotus’ standard array
of paint options, the new Lotus Evora Sport 410 for North America is the
lightest and most focused iteration of the Evora, and joins the benchmark Evora
400 in the company’s line-up as a fully type approved model. It is also the
fastest road-going Lotus ever sold in the US, clocking 0-60 mph in 3.9 secs and
a top speed of 190 mph. A literal translation of Lotus’ simplify then add
lightness manifesto, this new 2017 MY Federal version has undergone considerable
development to meet the specific demands of the North American market, and
minimising mass has remained a priority.
Lotus’ famous Lightweight Laboratory has revisited every aspect of the car, to
find new weight savings and, as a result, the Lotus Evora Sport 410 is a
substantial 132 lbs (60 kg) lighter than the already impressive Evora 400 for
The new, hand-made, top-of-the-range model builds on the
company’s considerable reputation, and follows the launch of the Evora 400 in
the world’s largest sports car market last year. Upsetting the established
order, the Evora 400 was lauded as one of the great sports cars of a generation
and, it went on to seize silver in Road & Track's celebrated 2017 Performance
Car of the Year assessment.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said, “Last year we embarrassed rivals
with a car that cost less but out-classed their best. This year the same rivals
are in for a surprise. Less mass, reduced drag and greater downforce means the
Evora Sport 410 is not only faster on the straight, but also when cornering. It
is without equal, being both refined and intuitive, and again shows that we are
making our best ever cars. The reaction to the Evora Sport 410 since its debut
in Europe and Asia has been exceptional, and we know that our American and
Canadian customers will really appreciate what this Lotus is capable of.”
The new car arrives in Federal markets as the company continues to see sales
climb in the US, with the next six months of the market’s allocation already
spoken for. Production of the Evora Sport 410 is limited to just 150 examples a
year worldwide, and the 2017 MY car is available to order now, from any of the
48 Lotus dealers in the US and Canada.
About the 2017 MY Evora Sport 410
Tracing its lineage back to Colin Chapman’s founding beliefs, the formidable
Lotus Evora Sport 410 is a study in pure, lightweight engineering and true to
the company’s DNA.
The Federal Evora Sport 410 is the latest Lotus to undergo the company’s
extensive development programme. Designed to be compliant with all regional
emissions and safety considerations, it retains the same chassis configuration
as European models and is engineered to ensure that none of the car’s inherent
finesse is lost in translation.
Tipping the scales at just 3,020 lbs (1,370 kg), or 2,910 lbs (1,320 kg) with no
fuel and lightweight options selected, the Evora Sport 410 for North America has
set the benchmark through thorough attention to detail. Employing the latest
generation of Lotus’ famous aluminium architecture, which provides high
torsional rigidity at a reduced weight, the new Lotus receives a comprehensive
array of carbon-fibre components as standard. Covering the car front to back,
they include the front splitter, revised front access panel, roof section,
tailgate, rear quarter panels, and rear diffuser – all hand-made specifically
for the car.
In addition to boosting performance, reducing the car’s kerb weight has also
lowered its centre of gravity – delivering gains in ride and handling. Less mass
has allowed the recalibration of the suspension and a revised chassis setup,
including improved wheel geometry and re-valved dampers. This has provided an
increase in compression and rebound, while the effective rise in spring rate and
a reduction in ride height by 5 mm provide better body and roll control. The
result is sharper and more direct handling, providing the driver with a more
intuitive feel, while primary and secondary ride remain impressive at any speed.
The mass adoption of carbon has not only focused on the technical, saving 31.5
lbs (14.3 kg), but also the aesthetic. Endowing the car with considerable visual
drama, the new composite components provide a high level of engineered detail.
The most striking is the louvered, one-piece carbon tailgate which, together
with carbon rear quarter panels, help provide the car with a sleeker, fastback
Significant time was allocated to developing the car’s aerodynamic performance.
The design of the new carbon components, and the careful working and channeling
of air over and under the sculptured bodywork, has resulted in a slightly lower
drag coefficient and the generation up to 141 lbs (64 kg) in aerodynamic
downforce – double that of the Evora 400. This in turn improves high-speed
stability, delivering confidence to the driver as the Evora Sport 410 remains
tractable at all speeds.
In addition to the extensive application of carbon fibre, which has saved 31.5
lbs (14.3 kg), further headline weight reductions include the introduction of a
lithium-ion battery -23.8 lbs (-10.8 kg), ultra-lightweight forged wheels -15.9
lbs (-7.2 kg), and a host of incremental improvements such as a new lightweight
windscreen surround -7.5 lbs (-3.4 kg); all of which contribute towards the
massive 132 lbs (60 kg) overall weight reduction.
Utilising an integrated water-to-air charge cooler, the Evora Sport 410 is
powered by a supercharged, 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine, producing 400 hp at 7000
rpm and 301 lbft (410 Nm) of torque at 3500 rpm. The Evora Sport 410 comes as
standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, which features a low-inertia flywheel
for rapid shifts, while a Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) provides
greater traction, and faster exit speeds when cornering. The optional six-speed
automatic transmission with dedicated ECU for ultra-fast changes allows
sequential gear selection via lightweight aluminium paddles mounted to the
The Lotus Evora Sport 410 features user selectable ESP driving modes – Drive /
Sport / Race / Off. Proportionally increasing throttle response, lowering
traction thresholds and removing understeer recognition, it allows progressive
degrees of driver control before the system intervenes. The selectable ESP
driving modes also utilise an engine exhaust bypass valve at mid-to-high engine
speeds, increasing throttle response in both ‘Sport’ and ‘Race’ settings. This
is enhanced by the optional, high-flow titanium exhaust silencer, saving a
further 22 lbs (10 kg) in weight.
With such a large performance envelope, the Evora Sport 410 is equipped with
bespoke, ultra-lightweight wheels, saving 15.9 lbs (7.2 kg), and Michelin Pilot
Sport 4S tyres. The 10-spoke forged aluminium wheels cut un-sprung weight and
have been produced specifically to work with the Sport 410, and Michelin Pilot
Sport Cup 2 tyres are available as a dealer fit option.
The Evora Sport 410’s cabin has received the same attention to detail
referencing the marque’s heritage, and subtle design cues include optional
colour coded interior components. The Sport’s seats are trimmed with Alcantara®
as standard, along with the steering wheel, lower dashboard, transmission tunnel
and centre console. An integrated touch-screen entertainment system can also be
specified, including iPod® connectivity and Bluetooth® functionality.
About the Evora Sport 410 GP Edition
Developed by Lotus Exclusive, the bespoke Evora Sport 410 GP Edition has been
created in honour of Team Lotus’ iconic F1 colour scheme raced between 1972 and
1986. From the famous Lotus 72 though to the beautiful Lotus 79 and the
blisteringly fast Lotus 98T – some of the greatest drivers have competed in the
famous black and gold.
Lotus F1 cars wearing the iconic livery won five Drivers’ and Constructors’
championships and 35 Grand Prix, driven by some of the greatest drivers in F1
history, including Emerson Fittipaldi, Ronnie Peterson, Mario Andretti, Nigel
Mansell and Ayrton Senna.
The Evora Sport 410 GP Edition will be limited to an exclusive run of five
vehicles and has been designed to illustrate what can be achieved through the
Lotus Exclusive programme.
Over 400 dedicated team members hand build every Lotus at the company’s
headquarters in Hethel, its home for the last 50 years. The Lotus Exclusive
programme, combining traditional British craftsmanship with modern design,
inspires customers to spend time tailoring the character of their Lotus with a
comprehensive array of options. Since its introduction this has proved
increasingly popular, with 25% of all new cars undergoing some form of
Availability and Price
The Lotus Evora Sport 410 is limited to a global production run of 150 vehicles
per year, and the Evora Sport 410 for the North American market is available to
order now at a MSRP excluding taxes of $104,200. The MSRP of the Lotus Evora
Sport 410 GP Edition is $110,000.
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