Lotus Evora 400 Pumps Up the Power

Mike Schlee
by Mike Schlee

Lotus is showing off the company’s fastest and most powerful production model ever at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.

Called the Evora 400, power comes from a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 400 HP and 302 lb-ft of torque. That’s an increase of 55 HP and 7 lb-ft. over the last Evora that comes courtesy of a new supercharger, new water-to-air intercooler and revised engine management system.

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Braking performance is also improved and lightweight aluminum wheels, measuring 19 inches in the front and 20 inches in the rear, will be standard, wrapped in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires.

This leads to a car that can rocket from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.1 seconds and continue to a top speed of 186 mph. On Lotus’ own test track, the new Evora 400 is claimed to turn in a lap six seconds quicker than the outgoing model.

Despite the Evora 400 looking a lot like the old model, Lotus claims over two-thirds of the car is new and it now weighs 49 lbs. less. The Evora 400 is also slightly longer with overall length increasing by 1.4 inches to a total of 173 inches.

The new Lotus Evora 400 will enter production for European markets this summer with deliveries beginning in August. It should be heading to the U.S. as a 2016 model year this fall.

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