Launched in the 70th year of Lotus and ahead of its anniversary celebrations, the new Evora GT410 Sport takes one of the company’s success stories and refines it through the application of enlightened design. Available both as a 2-seater and 2+2 configurations, and with manual or automatic transmissions, the Evora GT410 Sport follows on from the Evora GT430 to provide advanced aerodynamics to an already celebrated sportscar.

Employing key elements of the GT430’s sculptured body style, including specifically designed new composite front and rear body panels, but without some of the high downforce elements, the new Evora GT410 Sport enjoys a far subtler and sleeker silhouette. However, as with all Lotus sportscars, aerodynamic downforce is a requirement and this new GT-class coupe generates up to 96 kgs of downforce (50% more than the Evora Sport 410) making it the new benchmark when compared to similarly priced rivals.

The Evora GT410 Sport is powered by a specially calibrated and tuned higher-output version of Lotus’ supercharged, 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine with integrated water-to-air charge cooler, producing 410 bhp/420 Nm. This gives it a claimed 0 – 60 mph (0 – 96 km/h) in 3.9 seconds with the automatic transmission.

There are 4 driver selectable ESP modes – selected via a dashboard switch. ‘Drive’, ‘Sport’, ‘Race’ and ‘Off’. Sport and Race settings increase throttle response, respectively increasing traction slip – allowing the driver a finer degree of control before intervention.

Launching the new Evora GT410 Sport, Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said: “We are continually exploring new ideas, innovating and evolving our cars in pursuit of perfection. The new Evora GT410 Sport takes the lessons learnt from the development of the GT430 to deliver something outstanding and highly capable.”

Lotus’ newly defined GT-class sports car captures the essence of the company’s headline model. The application of top-down evolution introduces the new front and rear aesthetic, first seen on the GT430. As a result, the car’s design combines considerable physical presence with natural aerodynamic ability.

As with all high-performance Evoras, carbonfibre plays a considerable role in the car’s construction. Standard carbon composite components include the front access panel, roof panel and a one-piece louvered tailgate with integrated spoiler, as well as the elements within the front air blade system and rear wheel exit ports.

Every new Evora GT410 Sport can be personalised through the increasingly popular Lotus Exclusive programme. Developed by the Lotus Design team to inspire customers, it combines traditional British craftsmanship with the best of modern design, and allows owners to tailor vehicles to their personal taste. Since its introduction last year, roughly a third of all new Lotus cars now undergo some form of customisation.

The new, fully homologated Evora GT410 Sport range can be ordered now in European and Asia Pacific markets. In the UK, the price is around £85,900 which is equivalent to about RM468,000.

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