Lotus Evora Sport 410 Gets ‘Massively Lighter’

By: Spencer Leech

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Following its Geneva debut, Lotus has revealed its new Lotus Evora Sport 410 boasting less weight and more power than ever before

 

Lotus Evora Sport 410

By redesigning existing parts using composite materials and adopting new hand-made carbon fibre components, Lotus have managed to drop 70kg of its Evora Sport 410; dropping the car down to 1270kg dry.

Major aspects of the car including the front splitter, front access panel, roof section, tailgate, rear quarter panels and diffuser have been modified in the name of weight saving. New carbon sports seats have also been added; which save 9kg each.

"We have achieved so much in the development of the Evora platform, and the Sport 410 is possibly the most accomplished car we have ever built" commented Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc

"It's nothing short of superb, and delivers the power and precision that Lotus cars are renowned for. We've taken the war on weight to a new level, demonstrating perfectly our principle of intelligent engineering."

With the remodelling and lightening of aerodynamic components, downforce has ‘effectively doubled’ to 64kg while still lowering the car’s overall drag coefficient.  This is said to help with high speed stability, allowing the car to exceed 300km/h yet remain tractable.

The new Evora Sport 410 is powered by a supercharged 3.5-litre six-cylinder motor that has been recalibrated to make 305kW of power and 410Nm of torque; that’s over 220kW per tonne.

Thanks to its lowered centre of gravity, Lotus was able to implement a new suspension calibration. Re-valved dampers were added to increase compression and rebound, and a raised spring rate and lowered ride height are said to provide better body and roll control.

The Lotus Evora Sport 410 is limited to a global production run of 150 units per year. Local pricing and availability is yet to be confirmed.

 

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