The new Evora GT410 Sport takes one of Lotus’ success stories, and refines it through the application of enlightened design. The car is available in both 2 seat and 2+2 configurations. And in manual and automatic transmissions. The Evora GT410 Sport draws from the 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 Lotus GT430’s sculptured body style, 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. Making it the new benchmark when compared to similarly priced rivals.
The outstanding performance of the new Lotus Evora GT410 Sport
The Evora GT410 Sport is powered by a specially calibrated and tuned higher-output version of Lotus’ supercharged. A 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 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 Evora Sport 410.
“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.” Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus
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 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 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. Dimensions: 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 can be specified to tune the Evora GT410 Sport. Reducing un-sprung mass, ultra-lightweight, forged aluminium wheels are available in either silver or matt black. Dimensions: 19″ 8 J front and 20″ 9.5 J rear.
The option of upgrading to one inch wider (10.5 J) 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. Dimensions: 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.
Every new Lotus Evora GT410 Sport can be personalised through the increasingly popular Lotus Exclusive programme
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. The Evora GT410 Sport cabin includes Lotus’ carbon race seats 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” touch- screen infotainment system with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto can also be specified. Bluetooth® functionality, satellite navigation and reversing camera are also included.
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 Lotus Exclusive programme. Developed by the Lotus Design team, it combines traditional British craftsmanship with modern design. And allows owners to tailor vehicles to their personal taste. Since its introduction, roughly a third of all new Lotus cars now undergo some form of customisation.
The new Lotus Evora GT410 Sport range can be ordered now in European and Asia Pacific markets. Following in summer 2018 for the USA and China.