Lotus reveals the lighter, more powerful Evora 400

Lotus reveals the lighter, more powerful Evora 400 image

Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: Lotus | posted February 18, 2015 12:38

Propelled by a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 that puts out 400 PS and 410 Nm of torque

Lotus Cars recently revealed their 'fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever' called the Evora 400. Described by the company as being more agile and quicker than the standard Evora, the Evora 400 features reworked aerodynamics, an upscale interior and a more powerful 3.5-liter V6 engine.

From the outside, it still resembles the stock Evora but now measures 4394mm, 35mm longer than standard models. The front still carries the signature Lotus grill design but has been revised in order to provide better cooling to the engine as well as better aerodynamics.

The rear of the Lotus Evora 400

Access to the car has been made easier as Lotus redesigned the chassis by making the sills narrower and lower. There are also thinner door panels to reduce weight and provide more interior space. The cabin can be upholstered in full Alcantara or in Scottish leather and can be specifically trimmed. It has new front seats that weigh 3kg lighter than standard units while the rear seats have been made 280mm wider.

The interior of the Lotus Evora 400

Other interior equipment present in the Evora 400 include a lightweight forged magnesium steering wheel, a simpler white on black graphics gauge cluster and a new engine start/stop button.

Powering the Evora 400 is a tuned 3.5-liter supercharged V6 sourced from Evora S. After installing a new supercharger and a new engine management system, the V6 now produces 400 PS at 7000 rpm and 410 Nm at 3500 – 6500 rpm. The engine can be mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox, has a 0 – 100 km/h of 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 300 km/h.

Other features included in the new Lotus Evora 400 include: the Dynamic Performance Management (DPM) system that increases the car's traction slip threshold, a limited slip differential, cross-drilled and ventilated disc brakes and lightweight forged aluminum wheels that measure 19-inches at the front and 20-inches at the rear.