Lotus Evora 400 is Much Faster Than its Predecessor

Lotus Evora 400 is Much Faster Than its Predecessor

Lotus has confirmed that the latest Evora is much faster than the outgoing model.

Compared to the Evora S, the new Lotus Evora 400 laps the brand’s test track in Hethel a full six seconds faster. Initial tests of prototype cars suggested that the Evora 400 would be this quick, but the company has now validated the claim using a standard, road-going Evora 400 wearing regular road tires.

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“Our commitment to reducing weight to create a lightweight and efficient supercar has paid off,” said Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc. “The extra 55 hp in conjunction with the 22 kg (48 lb) weight reduction and the tremendous traction from the Limited Slip Differential (LSD) lead to benchmark handling. We are delighted that our customers will soon feel the benefits, when the first examples are delivered in August of this year.”

The Lotus Evora 400 uses about 70 percent new parts compared to the current Evora, allowing the car a top speed of 186 mph and a 0 to 60 mph sprint in just 4.1 seconds. Under the hood, a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 provides 400 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque. New lightweight components like the aluminum chassis also helped the car improve its lap times.

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  • glennsmooth

    Why so much body roll? Can we get the Evora to corner a little flatter?

  • Anthony27

    Yes, but it would lose its best quality: a comfortable supercar. Remember, this is a road car, not a BTCC car. I’ve driven 6 hours in mine with a 15 min break halfway and felt as fresh as a daisy. And it’s still one of the best handling cars money can buy.

  • Eyegene

    I fully agree with Anthony27. I have been the happy owner of a Lotus Evora S since 2012, and it has given me smiles everyday. I’ve taken it on trips to professional meetings all over Europe. When you get out after a long drive, the grin on your face is testimony to the inherent qualities of the car. And, … you’re still as fresh as a daisy.