Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales has revealed some new details about the upcoming Evora 400 Roadster.

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales has revealed some new details about the upcoming Evora 400 Roadster.

Speaking to Automotive News, Gales said the "roadster is the quintessential U.S. car" and it will arrive approximately six months after the Evora 400 Coupe goes on sale in the United States in December.  The executive went on to say the model will primarily be aimed at consumers in California and Florida and will have a removable two-piece carbon fiber roof that can be stowed behind the front seats.

If you're not a fan drop tops. don't fret as Gales hinted the next U.S. model will be a lighter and faster version of the Evora 400.  There's no word on specifications but the standard model has a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 400 bhp (406 PS / 298 kW) and 410 Nm (302 lb-ft) of torque and enables the model to accelerate from 0-60 mph in 4.1 seconds before hitting a top speed of 186 mph (300 km/h). 

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Lotus Evora 400 Roadster coming to the U.S. six months after the coupe