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Mark H
Mark H

The New Lotus Evora GT410 Sport

The New Lotus Evora GT410 Sport
• New, aerodynamically optimised GT series model
• Succeeds highly acclaimed Evora Sport 410
• Comprehensive carbon-fibre components as standard
• Weight from 1,256 kg (dry)
• 0-60 mph in 3.9 secs, 410 hp and from 326 hp per tonne
• Top speed 190 mph (305 km/h)
Relentless in its development of world-class sports cars, Lotus has unveiled the new Evora GT410
Sport to complete the revised line-up of Hethel’s fastest model.
Launched in Lotus’ 70th year and ahead of its anniversary celebrations, the new Evora GT410
Sport takes one of Lotus’ success stories, and refines it through the application of enlightened
design. Available in both 2 seat and 2+2 configurations, and in manual and automatic
transmissions, the Evora GT410 Sport draws from the phenomenal Evora GT430 to provide
advanced aerodynamics to an already celebrated sports car.
Combining the latest design philosophy with a car acclaimed by both critics and customers, it
packs raw performance with Lotus’ latest aerodynamic developments, to provide a first-class
replacement for the Evora Sport 410 model.
Employing key elements of the GT430’s sculptured body style, including specifically designed new
composite front and rear body panels, but without some of the high downforce elements, the new
Evora GT410 Sport enjoys a far subtler and sleeker silhouette. However, as with all Lotus sports
cars, aerodynamic downforce is a requirement and this new GT-class coupe generates up to 96kg
of downforce (50% more than the Evora Sport 410) making it the new benchmark when compared
to similarly priced rivals.
The Evora GT410 Sport is powered by a specially calibrated and tuned higher-output version of
Lotus’ supercharged, 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine with integrated water-to-air charge cooler,
producing 410 hp at 7000 rpm and 420 Nm of torque from 3500 rpm. It powers the GT410 Sport
from 0-60 mph in just 3.9 seconds (automatic) and the manual version in 4.0 seconds.
The development of the new Evora GT410 Sport afforded Lotus the opportunity to optimise mass,
resulting in an unladen weight of 1,297 kg and a lightest possible dry weight of 1,256 kg (including
all the optional titanium exhaust, saving 10 kg, and the Lotus-tuned Öhlins TTX aluminium two-way
adjustable dampers, saving 13 kg) – a total saving of 98 kg when compared to the Evora 400
benchmark, and up to 28 kg less than the already featherweight Evora Sport 410.
Launching the new Evora GT410 Sport, Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said, “We are
continually exploring new ideas, innovating and evolving our cars in pursuit of perfection. The new
Evora GT410 Sport takes the lessons learnt from the development of the GT430 to deliver
something outstanding and highly capable.”
Lotus Evora GT410 Sport in more detail
Lotus’ newly defined GT-class sports car captures the essence of the company’s headline model.
The application of top-down evolution introduces the new front and rear aesthetic, first seen on the
GT430. As a result, the car’s design combines considerable physical presence with natural
aerodynamic ability.
The revised front panel features two enlarged carbon fibre ducts, with integrated air blades, to
efficiently move air around the front wheels reducing turbulence and decreasing drag. Additional
downforce is created by the combination of the deep front splitter and new motorsport-derived rear
diffuser, mounted beneath the new style metal mesh grille which gives a cleaner finish. Sculptured
carbon fibre ducts behind each rear wheel vent high pressure air as quickly as possible from the
rear wheel arches, balancing downforce.
Cumulatively this all works to boost downforce to 96 kg at 190 mph, a sizable jump of 50% over the
outgoing Evora Sport 410, and a massive three-times that of the Evora 400 with an improved drag
coefficient. This elevates the Evora GT410 Sport to the top ranks of Lotus’ most aerodynamically
efficient road cars.
As with all high-performance Evoras, carbon fibre plays a considerable role in the car’s
construction. Standard carbon composite components include the front access panel, roof panel
and a one-piece louvered tailgate with integrated spoiler, as well as the elements within the front
air blade system and rear wheel exit ports.
This focus on the car’s critical mass delivers its headline power-to-weight ratio of 326 hp / tonne
and the top speed to 190 mph (305 km/h).
Despite the car’s low mass, a range of lightweight options can be specified for the Evora GT410
Sport. This includes a titanium exhaust, cutting 10 kg from beyond the car’s rear axle.
Making the most of the traction on tap, the Evora GT410 Sport uses Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2
tyres (235/35 R19 at the front and 285/30 R20 at the rear) with a sports suspension package of
Eibach ultra-light, low-sideload springs and Bilstein sports dampers – all fitted as standard.
A touring suspension package is available as a no cost option, featuring Bilstein® non-adjustable
dampers, with touring specification, and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres.
For full damper adjustability, a race suspension package using Lotus-tuned lightweight Öhlins TTX
aluminium two-way adjustable dampers (twenty click adjustment compression and rebound) which
save 13 kg, can be specified to tune the Evora GT410 Sport to precisely suit particular road or
track conditions.
Reducing un-sprung mass, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels (19" 8J front
and 20" 9.5J rear 10 spoke alloy wheels) are available in either silver or matt black. The option of
upgrading to one inch wider (10.5J) rear wheels as used on the Evora GT430, is available and
stopping power comes courtesy of AP Racing four-piston calipers front and rear with lightweight 2-
piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm).
In addition to Lotus’ slick, six-speed manual gearbox with a Torsen type limited slip differential
(LSD), the Evora GT410 Sport is also available with an automatic transmission option. Slightly
quicker through the gears, with a 0-60 mph time of 3.9 seconds, the six-speed automatic
transmission utilises an optimised gearbox ECU for ultra-fast changes. Gear selection is made via
lightweight aluminium paddles mounted to the steering wheel.
The new Evora GT410 Sport features four driver selectable ESP modes – selected via a
dashboard switch. ‘Drive’, ‘Sport’, ‘Race’ and ‘Off’. Sport and Race settings increase throttle
response, respectively increasing traction slip - allowing the driver a finer degree of control before
intervention.
As with its Evora stablemates the Evora GT410 Sport cabin includes Lotus’ beautifully detailed
carbon race seats (2+0 configuration only) and carbon door sill inserts. The steering wheel,
dashboard, door panels, transmission tunnel, centre console and instrument binnacle are all
trimmed in black Alcantara®, complemented by contrast twin colour stitching. Optional Sparco race
seats are available in both 2+0 and 2+2 configurations with the latter requiring either the optional
wider 10.5J rear wheel option, as featured on the Evora GT430, or the lightweight forged wheel
option from the Evora 400, which benefits from a 9.5J rear wheel size. An integrated 7” touchscreen
infotainment system with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth® functionality, satellite
navigation and reversing camera can also be specified.
Jean-Marc Gales concluded, “Starting 2018 in style, the Evora GT410 Sport is just the beginning of
an incredibly strong year for Lotus. The core principles of Lotus and our founder Colin Chapman
remain paramount as we work on the next generation of vehicles whilst building our best sports
cars yet.”
Every new Lotus Evora GT410 Sport can be personalised through the increasingly popular Lotus
Exclusive programme. Developed by the Lotus Design team to inspire customers, it combines
traditional British craftsmanship with the best of modern design, and allows owners to tailor
vehicles to their personal taste. Since its introduction last year, roughly a third of all new Lotus cars
now undergo some form of customisation.
The new, fully homologated Lotus Evora GT410 Sport range can be ordered now in European and
Asia Pacific markets, following in summer 2018 for the USA and China.
 

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