Having been introduced in Geneva, the Evora Sport 410 is now on sale in select markets following a development program over the past few months.

It’s going to take a while until the Hethel-based niche marque will have all-new models to offer, so until then Lotus is upgrading its existing cars by infusing more power and slashing weight. Case in point, the Evora Sport 410 uses an evolution of the Toyota-sourced supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine developing an extra 10 hp (7 kW) compared to the Evora 400 for a total of 410 hp (306 kW) at 7,000 rpm. As far as torque is concerned, it has remained the same at 302 pound-feet (410 Newton-meters) delivered from 3,500 rpm.

At the same time, it’s also more than 70 kilograms (154 pounds) lighter thanks to the use of carbon fiber and has a remarkable dry weight of just 1,270 kilograms (2,800 pounds) when fitted with the optional titanium exhaust system cutting 10 kg (22 lbs) of the fat.

Lotus Evora Sport 410
Lotus Evora Sport 410

As a result of losing weight and gaining muscle, the Evora Sport 410 runs to 60 mph (96 kph) in as little as 3.9 seconds when fitted with the six-speed automatic transmission, making it two tenths of a second faster than the Evora 400. Stick to the six-speed manual gearbox and the sprint will take four seconds, but you’ll have more fun in the process. Should you have a place where to take the car to the maximum, top speed has increased a little bit from 186 mph (300 kph) to 190 mph (305 kph) in the case of the manual and from 174 mph (280 kph) to 177 mph (285 kph) for the automatic model.

It might not look all that different compared to the Evora 400, but the more hardcore version has been subjected to a wide variety of aerodynamic tweaks to double downforce to 64 kg (141 lbs), thus helping the car reach higher top speeds.

Lotus will limit production to only 150 units per year and it’s already taking orders in Europe and other markets, with a U.S. version scheduled to go on sale in the summer of 2017. Pricing details of the American model have not been disclosed, but we do know in U.K. it costs £82,000, in Germany it starts off at €108,500, while in Japan it’s going to set you back ¥15,000,000.

Source: Lotus

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