Lotus Cars recently announced the prices of the new Evora 400, the fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever. The latest supercar from Lotus combines high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling and is lighter, more efficient and dynamically better than ever, providing a purer driving experience.
Price starts at $90,000. For this price, the car benefits from a high level of standard specification including 370 millimeter composite two-piece brake discs from AP Racing, a limited slip differential, automatic air-conditioning and infotainment system including satellite navigation. In addition to this, the options list includes automatic transmission at $3,000, alcantara or leather trim upgrades at $3,800 and metallic paint at $2,000.
A “Black Pack” option, available at $1,900, provides a distinctive look, with selected exterior panels including the roof, sills and center section of the three-element rear wing in gloss black and a dark headlining in the interior. Lightweight forged alloy wheels can be fitted for $3,000 and cruise control and yellow or black brake calipers are priced at $460 each.
The new Lotus Evora 400 laps the Lotus test track at Hethel six seconds faster than the previous Evora S in a time of 1 minute 32 seconds. Combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling, it is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora, leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.
Maximum speed is 300 kilometers per hour and acceleration 0-100 kph is just 4.2 seconds. Over two thirds of the Lotus Evora 400 is new, including its supercharged and charge-cooled mid-mounted 3.5-liter V6 engine producing 400 horsepower and 410 Nm of torque. A new aluminum chassis incorporates a new interior and the lightweight composite body has changed significantly both front and rear.
The new Evora 400, which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, will enter production for European markets in the summer and deliveries will commence in August this year. North American markets will receive the Evora 400 as a 2016 model year in December, with China taking first deliveries in early 2016.