Lotus Evora Sport 410 Production Limited to 150 Cars per Year

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Lotus made a statement with the introduction of the Evora 400. The once-comfortable Evora morphed into something a little bit lighter, more focused, and harder. With the Sport 410, Lotus turns the sporty knob up to eleven in pure Colin Chapman fashion.
When the old man was running Lotus, raising the bar was the creed of the company and the driving force behind the seven titles won by the Formula 1 team. It’s reassuring to see Lotus nowadays follow the principles of the Colin Chapman school of thought, even though the Lotus F1 turned into Renault F1.

The 2016 Lotus Evora Sport 410 then. It’s just as quick to 60 mph (96 km/h) as the recently introduced Elise Cup 250. It can be pushed to 186 mph (300 km/h). It’s 154 pounds (70 kilograms) lighter than the Evora 400. It comes with lots of carbon fiber as standard. But is the new kid on the block a proper Lotus as in a track-focused car?

I suppose so. I mean, it’s 3 seconds faster than the Evora 400 around the Hethel test track and it shares the 410 horsepower supercharged V6 engine with the 3-Eleven. Jean-Marc Gales, the chief exec of Lotus, notes, “We couldn’t help ourselves... We wanted to make the Evora even better: lighter, faster and sharper, but our team has exceeded our expectations.”

It does exceed expectations considering that this isn’t a stripped-out special. Optional equipment comes in the form of navigation, air con, a sound insulation pack, and a parking camera. So how much does it cost?

£79,900 in the United Kingdom and €106,900 in Germany. In other words, the Lotus Evora Sport 410 is Porsche 911 Carrera money. Compared to the high-volume sports car from Germany, only 150 units of the British interloper will be made per year. The North American version of the Lotus Evora Sport 410 will debut later in 2016 and it will cost more than $100,000.
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