Published on February 3rd, 2020 | by Subhash Nair0
This New Lotus Evora GT410 Could be the First Brexit-Era Car
Geely has had the habit of bringing prices down and value up on many of their launches with Proton, and it looks like that has translated to Lotus. The Hethel-based sportscar manufacturer just released a new version of the Evora under the Chinese auto group’s supervision. It’s a new version of the Evora called the GT410.
The Evora GT410 will sell alongside the GT410 Sport, an existing model that’s more performance-oriented. This new standard GT410 is being touted as a more useable and comfortable variant of the Evora.
What’s more, it also costs £3,000 less than the existing GT410 Sport variant. Here’s what new features have been included in this new GT410:
- Sparco sport seats
- Air conditioning
- Reversing camera
- Cruise control
- Heated seats
- Rear parking sensors
- Premium infotainment system with sat-nav and Apple CarPlay with DAB digital radio
- Increased cabin sound insulation for reduced road noise and improved refinement
- Door trims now feature integrated arm rests and storage bins for greater comfort and practicality
- Exterior paint colour revised to include new options
- Revised damper rate for more compliant ride
- Michelin Pilot Sport 4S all-weather tyres
- New rear tailgate features a large glass section for improved rear visibility
- Body-coloured roof, side sills, tailgate, front access panel and mirror backs
- Red AP Racing brake callipers
- Silver or gloss black V-spoke cast alloy wheels, 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear
Here’s the press release with more.
Lotus has launched a new version of the Evora – the GT410. As a second model in the range it sells alongside the Evora GT410 Sport, which also benefits from a revised specification.
The Evora GT410 features an enhanced standard spec over the GT410 Sport, providing owners with improved usability and a new level of driving comfort. Numerous features have moved from the Evora options list to become part of its standard specification. Costing £3,000 less than the GT410 Sport, that means it delivers exceptional value for money
The new Lotus Evora GT410 is designed to be a more usable ‘every day’ car. It comes with Sparco sport seats and air-con to create a more comfortable environment for occupants, while a reversing camera improves safety during low-speed manoeuvres. A premium infotainment system with sat-nav and Apple CarPlay is now standard and includes DAB digital radio for the first time. Increased cabin sound insulation for reduced road noise and improved refinement will further improve the listening experience.
The GT410’s door trims now feature integrated arm rests and storage bins for greater comfort and practicality. Exterior paint colour choices have been revised to include new options, including some historic shades from Lotus’ past.
The car has a revised damper rate compared with the GT410 Sport. While it still delivers an outstanding performance-oriented experience, this creates a more compliant ride for improved real-world comfort. The use of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S all-weather tyres means better all-year usability, while a new rear tailgate features a large glass section for improved rear visibility.
The above upgrades are in addition to the Evora’s already high level of standard equipment. These include a body-coloured roof, side sills, tailgate, front access panel and mirror backs, red AP Racing brake callipers and silver or gloss black V-spoke cast alloy wheels, 19-inch at the front and 20-inch at the rear. Interior equipment includes cruise control, heated seats, rear parking sensors.
Amazingly, with a UK price of only £82,900 (€99,900 in Germany), the GT410 is £3,000 less than the GT410 Sport (€11,000 less in Germany) so delivers exceptional value for money.
The Evora GT410 Sport remains the most driver-focused and lightweight choice in the Lotus Evora range. Its standard specification has also been revised; upgrades include the integration of Sparco sport seats, air-con, and a premium infotainment system including DAB digital radio, sat-nav and Apple CarPlay.
Lotus has also announced new ways for customers to enhance the specification of the Elise and Exige, including the reintroduction of the optional Touring and Sport packs. Touring enables the customer to add in comfort and convenience options to create a more desirable ‘road spec’ car, while Sport is based on the more driver-focused features that appeal to those who want to drive in a more spirited way, such as at track days.
DAB digital radio is available as part of the Touring pack on each car, or can ordered as a stand-alone option. The audio system also now features two extra speakers. Revisions have been made to the interior colour choices, which will default to match the exterior body colour. These exterior colours have also been revised to feature new choices.