The Lotus Evora 400 has new options that can reduce its weight to 2,983 pounds.
Continuing with its mantra that “light is right,” Lotus has introduced a new carbon package, lithium-ion battery and titanium exhaust options for the Evora 400. Available in all markets where the Evora 400 is sold, the new options aims to cut a total of 33 lbs from the already lightweight sports car. The new carbon package uses a number of components found on the Lotus Evora 410, including a front splitter section, roof panel, rear wing center, rear diffuser finisher, front access panel and wing mirror caps. According to the British automaker, the carbon package takes 11 lbs off the Evora 400.
Helping reduce weight further is a titanium exhaust and lithium-ion battery pack that further takes off 22 lbs. In addition, the company has introduced a cup holder and oddment tray to all Evora models and they will be fitted as standard in the U.S. and Canada, while available as an option in EU and Asia. Those looking to shave even more weight can opt for the 2+0 seating configuration and deletion of the air conditioning system. When combined with the new lightweight options, the Evora 400 loses a total of 93 lbs.
Although the Lotus Evora 400 can get as light as 2,983 lbs, the U.S. and Canadian models come standard at 3,153 lbs meaning all the weight savings brings it to 3,061 lbs.
The carbon fiber package will cost $10,000 in the U.S., while the titanium sports exhaust runs $8,000. The lithium-ion battery is $1,690 additional.
“The Lotus Evora 400 is already the lightest car in its segment, with super car performance, benchmark handling and the purity of the driving experience expected of a Lotus,” said Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales. “We are now giving customers an opportunity to drive an even lighter and more responsive car.”
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