Published on April 7th, 2017 | by Amirul Mukminin1
Lotus Evora Sport 410 GP Edition Salutes US Launch
Continuing the runaway success of Lotus’ return to North America, the legendary British Sportscar maker has unveiled a unique Evora Sport 410 in one of the company’s most famous liveries, as order books open for the sensational sports car in the US and Canada.
Developed by Lotus Exclusive, the bespoke Evora Sport 410 GP Edition has been created in honour of Team Lotus’ iconic F1 colour scheme raced between 1972 and 1986. From the famous Lotus 72 to the beautiful Lotus 79 and the blisteringly fast Lotus 98T – some of the greatest drivers have competed in the famous black and gold.
The car will be limited to an exclusive run of five vehicles and has been designed to illustrate what can be achieved through the Lotus Exclusive programme.
Like the regular Evora Sport 410 we saw last year, the GP Edition receives a comprehensive array of carbon-fibre components such as the front splitter, revised front access panel, roof section, tailgate, rear quarter panels, and rear diffuser as standard.
In addition to the extensive application of carbon fibre, the introduction of a lithium-ion battery, ultra-lightweight forged wheels, and a host of incremental improvements such as a new windscreen surround contribute towards a 60 kg overall weight reduction.
The Evora Sport 410 is powered by a supercharged, 3.5-litre six-cylinder engine, producing 400 hp at 7,000 rpm and 410 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. It comes as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox, which features a low-inertia flywheel for rapid shifts and a Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) for faster exit speed.
On the other hand, the optional six-speed automatic transmission with dedicated ECU for ultra-fast changes allows sequential gear selection via lightweight aluminium paddles mounted to the steering wheel.