EAUX takes a look at the latest supercharged supercar from Lotus
2015 sees the Lotus Evora 400, the fastest ever road-going Lotus production with greater agility, the legendary benchmark handling and a maximum speed of 186mph and acceleration 0-60 in just 4.1 seconds. The Evora 400 features a mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine, which produces 400 horsepower and 410 Nm of torque. It has reduced CO2 exhaust emissions which means a lower tax band in many markets.
The new Lotus Evora 400 will be manufactured at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk.
Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer for Group Lotus plc, states, ‘A requirement for all Lotus cars is to be a benchmark for handling, to be the quickest car from A to B and to provide the driver with a pure and involving driving experience. The Evora 400 is the fastest road-going Lotus that we have ever produced, possessing performance that can only be matched by cars costing significantly more. It delivers supercar looks allied to supercar performance.’ The increased speed is down to small tweaks in design and attention to detail which have been made throughout the car to decrease the weight by 22kg.
‘We have always said that to make a car better, you must make it faster and lighter,’ continues Jean-Marc. ‘We have achieved this, of course, but we didn’t stop there, as the considerable number of changes in the interior, chassis, engine and body design have warranted emphatically, the title of a new Lotus Evora.’
The Evora 400 features a new and improved interior. The front seats provide greater support for driver and passenger. As a handcrafted sports car, the bespoke feel is carried across three new trim levels, including trim upgrades in full Alcantara, or Scottish leather, with each featuring specific trim detailing. Apart from the materials used, the new door casings, centre console and more space in the rear support a determined approach to improve both accessibility into and egress from the car‘s cabin.
Both comfort and ergonomics have been improved dramatically, with a new HVAC system that provides greater airflow and operator control, within an all-new dashboard layout.
A high-end in-car entertainment system is standard, with the latest, lightweight and slim-line door speakers being fitted within the new door casings, while A-pillar incorporated tweeters improve the sound reproduction quality.
All in all, the Evora 400 is a beautiful thing to behold.