Its lightweight chassis has been lowered and widened to make cockpit entry and exit to the 2+2 composite body easy.
The Evora 400 exudes the Lotus spirit of lightness and driving purity so succinctly.
Despite producing 400 hp (406 ps) from its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine, with its comfortable cabin displaying many new features, the overall kerbweight of the Evora 400 has been reduced by 42 kg over its forebear.
As a result, its exquisite power to weight ratio, combined with an aerodynamic package that maintains zero lift but increases downforce at high speeds, simply enhances its supercar appeal.
Its induction system has been supplemented by a revised supercharger and a water-to-air chargecooler, that raises power to an outstanding 400bhp (406ps).
Select the first of the its six, close-ratio, manual gears and the acceleration is viscerally exciting.
In fact, the automatic version is even swifter off the mark, its performance sharpened by the Race setting in the Dynamic Performance Management system.
A V-max of 186mph (300kph), experienced from within the Evora 400’s purposefully equipped and comfortable cabin, provides proof positive that Lotus makes supercar ownership not only extremely focused but also both entrancing and giant-killing.
Based on more than 60 years of Lotus racing and sportscar developments, its torsional rigidity is outstanding. As one of the strongest chassis available, it allows the suspension to work more efficiently, to provide unparalleled grip, amazing comfort, supercar dynamics and an overall balance that is totally engaging.
Yet, it is 48lbs (22kgs) lighter than the outgoing Evora model, features more equipment and literally doubles the downforce available.
It is stylishly attractive, beautifully designed, yet purposefully aerodynamic.
From its aggressive new front cooling intakes, past the fascinating lateral graphics, to its more prominent rear, 5-blade airflow diffuser and new three-element tail spoiler, it is every inch the purpose-built supercar.
Yet, because it is a Lotus, the Evora 400 features ‘zero-lift’, although the aero package increases downforce by 50lbs (23kgs) at V-max, to make more efficient use of its immensely capable road manners.
0 – 60 MPH
- Fastest production Lotus ever
- High power, 400 hp. 3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger
- Delivers punchy 302 lbs ft (410 Nm) of torque
- Mid-engine provides outstanding balance
- Aero package and lightweight rear sport diffuser deliver extra 23 kg of downforce
- Driver activated, post-cat free flow exhaust enhancement
- Supercar acceleration from 0 mph to 60 mph in just 4.1 seconds
- Brand new cockpit
- Ultra-lightweight sports seats
- Three trim levels – standard, leather and Alcantara®
- 2+2 seat configuration with Isofix in rear
- Hip-hugging driving position
- Leather trimmed steering wheel with racing line indicator
- Fully revised, ergonomic dashboard layout
- Engine Start Button
- Heated seats
- Central locking
- Premium black carpet
- Dark headlining
- 4 speaker double DIN ICE unit with full Sat Nav
- Reversing camera and rear parking sensor
- World-class ride control
- Exceptionally rigid and strong
- Phenomenal mechanical grip
- Front and rear: Fully independent suspension, forged aluminium double wishbone suspension, anti-roll bar, Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers
- Lightweight aluminium extruded and bonded chassis
- Lightened by 22kg comparing to previous model
- Servo assisted 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs with AP Racing four piston calipers (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm)
- Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) as standard (with manual gearbox only)
- Revised, ultra-lightweight alloy wheels
- Handmade in Hethel
|Max power||400 hp at 7000 rpm (406 PS) (298 kW)|
|Max torque||302 lbft at 3,500 rpm (410 Nm)|
|0-60 mph||4.1 seconds||4.1 seconds|
|0-100 km/h||4.2 seconds||4.2 seconds|
|Max speed||186 mph (300 km/h)||174 mph (280 km/h)|
|Power to weight ratio||286 hp/tonne (290 PS/1000kg)|
|Aerodynamic downforce at 150mph||32 kg||32 kg|
|EMISSION AND FUEL CONSUMPTION (mpg* [l/100 km])|
|Urban||20.8 (13.6)||20.0 [14.1]|
|Extra Urban||38.7 (7.3)||39.8 [7.1]|
|Combined||29.1 (9.7)||29.1 [9.7]|
|CO2 emissions, Combined||225 g/km||225 g/km|
|High power, 400hp. 3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger||Standard|
|Lightweight low inertia fly wheel||Standard|
|Driver selectable ESP modes – Drive/Sport/Race||Standard|
|Driver selectable active exhaust valve control||Standard|
|Oval exhaust finisher||Standard|
|Sports ratio 6-speed manual transmission||Standard|
|Optional 6-speed Automatic transmission||Option|
|Torsen-type Limited Slip Differential [manual only]||Standard|
|Track – front||1564 mm|
|Track – rear||1575.5 mm|
|Overall length||4385 mm|
|Overall width (excluding door mirrors)||1845 mm|
|Overall width (including door mirrors)||1972 mm|
|Unladen vehicle mass – Manual||1395 kg|
|Unladen vehicle mass – Automatic||1407 kg|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system||Standard|
|Two-door, coupe bodystyle||Standard|
|Lightweight aluminium extruded and bonded chassis||Standard|
|Composite body panels||Standard|
|Lightweight composite rear sport diffuser||Standard|
|Three element rear wing||Standard|
|Electronically adjustable door mirrors||Standard|
|Powerfold and heated door mirrors||Standard|
|Heated rear window||Standard|
|LED Daytime running lights||Standard|
|Thatcham approved immobiliser and remote activated alarm system||Standard|
|Front and rear: Fully independent suspension, forged aluminium double wishbone suspension, anti-roll bar, Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers||Standard|
|ESP/ traction control||Standard|
|Rack and pinion steering box with 2.86 turns lock-to-lock||Standard|
|Lotus tuned hydraulically assisted steering||Standard|
|Servo assisted 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs with AP Racing four piston calipers (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm)||Standard|
|Brake calipers – red painted with black AP Racing logo||Standard|
|WHEELS & TYRES|
|Gloss black or silver 10 spoke alloy wheels [19″ front and 20″ rear]||Standard|
|Michelin Pilot Sport tyres (front 235/35 R19, rear 285/30 R20)||Standard|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system||Standard|
|2+2 seat configuration with Isofix in rear||Standard|
|Engine start button||Standard|
|Reversing camera and rear parking sensor||Standard|
|Super lightweight aluminium gear knob [manual only]||Standard|
|Leather trimmed steering wheel with racing line indicator||Standard|
|Door grab handle in black leather||Standard|
|Door sill insert etched with Evora logo||Standard|
|Super lightweight driver’s footrest||Standard|
|Premium black carpet||Standard|
|4 speaker double DIN ICE unit with full Sat Nav||Standard|