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New Lotus Evora GT430 Sport revealed

September 7, 2017 12:53 AM
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British brand expands range of hardcore road cars.

The British brand's fastest model is getting a more toned-down sibling; the Evora GT430 Sport.

Lotus has stripped off some of the standard GT430's more hardcore aerodynamics such as a carbon fibre splitter, louvers on the front wheel arches and the large carbon fibre wing.

The removal of the aerodynamic elements have helped the Evora GT430 Sport shed 10kg, which bring its weight to a hefty – by Lotus standards – 1289kg.

Power comes from a supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine that produces 320kW and 440Nm. The automatic version get a 10Nm bump to 450Nm.

Both Evora GT430 models are available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.

Lotus claims 0-100km times for the GT430 Sport of 3.8 seconds with a manual and 3.7 seconds as an automatic. Top speed is rated at 315km/h for the manual and 280km/h for the auto version.

Inside, the low-slung racer features a mixture of carbon, Alacantara and perforated leather trim along with a carbon fibre sports seats, touchscreen, reversing camera and navigation.

It has 19-inch front and 20-inch rear 10-spoke alloy wheels holding Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres for some added racing pedigree.


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Mr Majestyk

September 7, 2017 12:54 AM

Damn it would be a tough choice between this and a Cayman GT4, Cayman is prettier, but the Lotus is an awesome car. I wonder how long they'll stick with the V6, not that it's not a very sweet engine, but it would be fairly heavy.


September 7, 2017 12:54 AM

The 2GR-FE V6 without supercharger weighs 163 kg. Not what I would call heavy. I'm checking my Powerball numbers.