Lotus has taken the wraps off the Evora Sport 410 which comes with a healthy weight loss of 154 pounds (70 kilograms).

Lotus has taken the wraps off the Evora Sport 410 which comes with a healthy weight loss of 154 pounds (70 kilograms).

The Hethel-based sports car manufacturer is on a roll these days as after coming out with the Elise Cup 250, Lotus is now unveiling the Evora Sport 410. As the name of the car suggests, it brings an extra 10 horsepower (7 kilowatts) compared to the Evora 400.

Output of the supercharged 3.5-liter V6 now stands at a respectable 410 hp (306 kilowatts) at 7,000 rpm and a peak torque of 302 pound-feet (410 newton meters) reached at 3,500 rpm.

Aside from gaining more muscle, the Evora Sport 410 is also a significant 154 lbs (70 kg) lighter than the Evora 400 thanks to an abundance of carbon fiber components. It now tips the scales at only 2,921 lbs (1,325 kg) and this diet was partially possible by installing new lightweight door trim panels and a simplified carbon fiber tailgate.

As a result of the combination of additional power and less weight, the Evora Sport 410 will run the sprint to 62 miles (100 kilometers) per hour in 4.2 seconds before hitting 186 mph (300 km/h) when configured with the standard manual gearbox. Go for the optional automatic transmission and the sprint is achieved 0.1 seconds quicker, but the maximum velocity drops to 174 mph (280 kph.)

Lotus’ engineers have also fiddled around with the suspension by improving its geometry and overhauling the damping while the ride height has decreased by 5 mm. It sits on 10-spoke lightweight forged aluminum wheels that can be optionally had with Michelin Cup 2 tires.

The British marque mentions global production will be capped at 150 units annually and the car will hit major markets from June. A US-spec Evora Sport 410 is slated to arrive later this year. Pricing has already been revealed for some of the most important markets: £79,900 in UK, €106,900 in Germany, €107,800 in France, €111,960 in Italy, and ¥14.8M in Japan.

The Lotus Evora Sport 410 will be on display in Geneva starting next week alongside the Elise Cup 250, 3-Eleven, and a mysterious model that could turn out to be the Evora 400 Roadster.

Source: Lotus

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