2017 Lotus Evora 410 Sport

For a number of years, Lotus has used the same approach on its
sports cars.  After developing a new model, the automaker
updates it by adding more lightness to it. This is what Lotus
did to the Exige and the Elise making them quicker without
significant engine upgrades.

Yet again, the automaker has used the same approach to their
range-topping model, the Evora 400. The British automaker has
taken the Evora and reduced its weight by using loads of
carbon-fiber as well chucking out unnecessary materials and
upgraded its engine though slightly.

The result is a quicker model that even sprints faster than the
non-Turbocharged Porsche
911 Carrera from 0-60 mph .The new model has been
christened the Evora Sport 410. The model will go on sale first
in Europe this year before being shipped to the US later in the
year.

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2017 Lotus Evora 410 Sport Exterior

The exterior of the Sport 410 is identical to that of the Evora
400 except for its new stripes on the flanks, a rear wing and
its 10-spoke forged aluminum wheels. The Sport 410 also has a
lower suspension. Lotus has used tons of carbon-fiber on the
Sport 410 body panels such as on the roof, front splitter,
quarter panels, tailgate and the rear diffuser.

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Its tailgate draws inspiration from Classic Lotus models which
make the sports car look racy.  The carbon-fiber materials
have not only made the vehicle lighter but also have improved
its aerodynamic down-force by 15 percent without any increase
in drag. Most of its down-force is courtesy of the new
tailgate. The tailgate also integrates a louvered section in
place of the regular glass element.

The carbon fiber treatment has helped to give the vehicle a
two-tone exterior finish. Actually, no matter the color you
choose, the roof, front hood section, tailgate, rear diffuser
and spoiler are offered in bare carbon-fiber which makes it
look more track-oriented.

Buyers have an option to customize the 2017 Lotus Evora 410
Sport courtesy of the Lotus Exclusive program. The program
enables buyers to choose between body colors with race themes
like Motorsport Black and Essex blue. They also have an option
for a range of racing stripes.

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2017 Lotus Evora 410 Sport Interior

The interior uses much of the styling cues of the Evora 400.
The most differences are due to the automaker’s great
weight-saving upgrades. The cabin features carbon-fiber racing
seats which are upholstered in either red or black Alcantara.
The door panels are also finished in Alcantara. Both the seats
and door panels feature contrast stitching. The automaker has
also done away with armrest as well as stowage pocket door
panels. Lotus has also removed speakers on models ordered
without an infotainment system. Fuel cap and tailgate release
buttons have also been relocated.

The cabin comes standard with gunmetal door release levers, a
black carpet, and a lightweight aluminum gear knob on manual
models, a Dark Grey headlining, aluminum pedal pads,
lightweight footrests and door sills with “Evora Sport 410”
lettering. The steering wheel and its center console feature
Alcantara trimming.

An infotainment system is offered on an optional basis. The
system features Bluetooth connectivity, iPod, a 4-speaker sound
system, satellite navigation as well as a reverse camera. If
you want extra insulation, an air conditioning system, sound
insulation, sound visors and cruise control, you will have to
dig deeper into your pockets. For more comfort, you can also
opt for the adjustable Sparco seats similar to those on the
Evora 400.

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Engine Specs and Performance

Like its sibling the Evora 400, the 2017 Evora Sport 410
features a supercharged 3.5 L V-6 engine which is sourced from
Toyota. The engine has been tweaked to produce 410 hp and 302
lb-ft of torque which presents a 10-horsepower improvement from
the Evora 400.

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Though the improvement in output is little, the automaker has
reduced its weight by 154 pounds compared to the Evora 400
making it faster. The engine is mated to either a 6-speed
manual gearbox or a 6-speed automatic transmission system. With
this power, the Evora 410 accelerates from standstill to 60 mph
in only 3.9 seconds when mated to an automatic transmission and
4.0 seconds with the manual.

This makes the Sport 410 the first ever road-legal Evora to
break the 4.0 seconds barrier. The model is two tenths quicker
than the Sport 400 but it retains the same 186 mph top speed
(174 mph for automatic models). The engine is further boosted
by a Torsen-type limited-slip differential, a lightweight low
inertia fly wheel and active exhaust valve control system.
 Lightweight aluminum paddles are offered on an optional
basis.

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Price and release date

Lotus has not yet announced the price of the 2017 Evora 410
Sport in the US. However, the automaker confirmed that the
model will be available in the US in the second half of 2016.
As for the price, in U.K, the vehicle retails at £79,900 which
represents an 11% premium over the Evora Sport 400.

Using the same formula in the US, the 2017 Lotus Evora 410
Sport could start at around $ 99,800 since the Evora Sport 400
retails at $ 89,900 in the US. Lotus also said that only 150
units will be produced and sold globally. Therefore, if you are
interested you better hurry and place an order.

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Competition

Major competitors of the 2017 Lotus Evora Sport 410 are the
Porsche
Cayman GT4 and
Alfa Romeo 4C.