The new and expanded Lotus Evora GT430 range

Following the stunning debut of the Lotus Evora GT430, Lotus has introduced an expanded Evora GT430 line-up designed to appeal to a wider range of customers who want the ultimate in high performance sports cars. Adding to the acclaimed Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410 models, the new Evora GT430 range now includes two body options and a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

Joining the recently announced Evora GT430 is the Evora GT430 Sport, a new member of the family that carries the same phenomenal firepower and sculptured body-style but without the additional downforce-creating aerodynamic elements. Both models are powered by the same 3.5-litre V6 supercharged and charge cooled engine, producing 430 hp and 440 Nm of torque (Automatic version: 450 Nm).

Without the aerodynamic elements, the Evora GT430 Sport weighs 10kg less at 1248 kg (dry), bringing the power-to-weight ratio to 345 hp / tonne and the top speed to 196 mph (315 km/h) making it the fastest Lotus production car ever. The Evora GT430 is differentiated from the Evora GT430 Sport through the inclusion of motorsport derived aerodynamics provided by a carbon fibre splitter, a large, profiled carbon wing and louvers on top of each front wheel arch which reduce pressure within the front wheel arches together with wider wheels and tyres.

Automatic transmission will be available from January 2018 for both the Evora GT430 body configurations. With 10 Nm more torque (450 Nm), the Automatic version is even quicker, with a 0-60 mph time of 3.6 seconds. The six-speed automatic transmission utilises an optimised gearbox ECU for ultra-fast changes, whilst gear selection is made via lightweight aluminium paddles mounted to the steering wheel.

Boasting a high specification, the new Evora GT430 range includes, as standard, Öhlins TTX two-way adjustable dampers, J-grooved and ventilated brake discs – paired with AP Racing four- piston calipers all round, a Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) and an adjustable traction control system.

Lotus Evora GT430 line-up in more detail

The new Evora GT430 Sport makes full use of carbon fibre to help hit its low kerb weight. This means that standard components include full carbon front and rear bumpers, front access panel, roof panel, rear quarter panels as well as a one-piece louvered tailgate with integrated spoiler. The whole of the Evora GT430 range also benefits from advanced aerodynamics, including two enlarged carbon fibre front ducts, with integrated air blades, to efficiently move air though to the front wheel cavities and reduce turbulence created by the wheels. The curved rear edges of the front wheel arch panels also play a role, channelling air along the side of the car, while sculpted ducts behind each rear wheel vent airflow as quickly as possible from the wheel arches, balancing downforce. As a result, the Evora GT430 Sport generates up to 100 kg of downforce at 196 mph, some 56% more than the Evora Sport 410. The Evora GT430 generates up to 250 kg of downforce at 190 mph.

The variable traction control function, standard on all models, is linked directly to the ECU and allows the amount of wheel slip to be set by the driver whilst in ‘Race / Off’. The Evora GT430 has 10 mm wider Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres with 245/35 R19 at the front and 295/30 R20 at the rear, on one inch wider 10.5J rear wheels – these are optional fit for the Evora GT430 Sport.

Every new Lotus Evora GT430 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 GT430 range is available in two-seater configuration only and can be ordered now.

Evora GT430 and Evora GT430 Sport – Technical Specification

Evora GT430
Evora GT430 Sport

Max power
430 hp at 7,000 rpm (436 PS)
430 hp at 7,000 rpm (436 PS)

Max torque (Manual) (Automatic)
325 lbft from 4,500 (440 Nm)
332 lbft from 4,500 (450 Nm)
325 lbft from 4,500 (440 Nm)
332 lbft from 4,500 (450 Nm)

0-60 mph (Manual) (Automatic)
3.7 seconds 3.6 seconds
3.7 seconds 3.6 seconds

0-100 km/h (Manual) (Automatic)
3.8 seconds 3.7 seconds
3.8 seconds 3.7 seconds

0-100 mph (Manual) (Automatic)
< 8 seconds < 8 seconds
< 8 seconds < 8 seconds

Max speed (Manual) (Automatic)
190 mph (305 km/h) 174 mph (280 km/h)
196 mph (315 km/h) 174 mph (280 km/h)

CO2 emissions (Manual) (Automatic)
234 g/km TBA
234 g/km TBA

Kerb weight (Manual) (Automatic)
1,299 kg 1,310 kg
1,289 kg 1,300 kg

Dry weight (Manual) (Automatic)
1,258 kg
1,269 kg
1,248 kg
1,259 kg

Power-to-weight ratio (dry weight)
342 hp per tonne
345 hp per tonne

Aerodynamic downforce at maximum speed
250 kg
100 kg

EVORA GT430 RETAIL PRICE
EVORA GT430 SPORT RETAIL PRICE

UK
£112,500 (incl. VAT at 20%)
£104,500 (incl. VAT at 20%)

Germany
€151,000 (incl. VAT at 19%)
€139,000 (incl. VAT at 19%)

France
€152,300 (incl. VAT at 20%)
€140,200 (incl. VAT at 20%)

Italy
€157,260 (incl. VAT at 22% and transport)
€144,960 (incl. VAT at 22% and transport)

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