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Evora GT430 Sport is now the lightest and fastest Lotus high-performance sports car

The latest iteration of the Lotus Evora – the Evora GT430 – has been described by the carmaker as its most potent road-going model so far. It is the lightest and most powerful Evora. But Evora is introducing a version of the Evora GT430 that is as powerful, but is lighter and faster. Welcome the new Lotus Evora GT430 Sport, which is available to order now.

Still powering the new Lotus Evora GT430 Sport is a 3.5-liter supercharged and charge-cooled V6 engine that is tuned to provide 430 hp (436 PS) of max output at 7,000 rpm as well as 440 Nm (325 lb.-ft.) of peak torque available at 4,500 rpm. This allows the new Lotus Evora GT430 Sport to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in just 3.7 seconds, as quick as the new Lotus Evora GT430.

The V6 engine sends power to the wheels of the Evora GT430 Sport through a six-speed manual transmission with a low-inertia, single-mass flywheel or – starting January 2018 – a six-speed automatic transmission that employs an optimized gearbox ECU for ultra-fast changes and lightweight aluminum paddles mounted to the steering wheel. The six-speed automatic gearbox will also be offered on the Evora GT430 starting January 2018.

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Lotus launches most powerful and lightest Evora so far - the GT430

The Lotus Evora Sport 410 astonished the world after arriving as the more powerful and lighter edition of the already impressive Evora 400. Now, Lotus Cars is throwing in another amazing version of the Evora that is more powerful and ever lighter than the Sport 410 – the new Lotus Evora GT430.

Lotus described its latest creation as it most potent road-going model ever. The carmaker also called the Evora GT430 as a beautiful and pure combination of elegance and power. Of course, the secret to this is not just the distinctive design and unique body work of the new Evora GT430. Aside from employing a more powerful development of its 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine, Lotus has made full advantage of its prowess and expertise in the field of lightweight engineering. Moreover, the carmaker made sure that the new Evora GT430 comes with advanced aerodynamics, providing the vehicle with a lot of downforce to match its superior firepower.

Installed at the core of the new Evora GT430 is a 3.5-liter supercharged and charge-cooled V6 engine that is also found in the Evora Sport 410. However, this mill is now tuned to deliver more output to 430 hp (436 PS) at 7,000 rpm as well as more torque 440 Nm (325 lbft) available at 4,500 rpm. Lotus was able to squeeze more torque from the engine by employing an air-to-liquid gearbox cooler. Interestingly, the new Evora GT430 comes with a titanium exhaust, which is around 10 kg lighter than in the Evora Sport 410. The V6 engine sends power to the wheels of the Evora GT430 through a standard six-speed manual transmission with a low-inertia, single-mass flywheel. The new Evora GT430 also employs a Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) for better traction and faster exit speeds during cornering.

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Lotus creates Evora Sport 410 GP Edition for North American customers

From 1972 to 1986, Team Lotus’ Formula One cars were wrapped in its now famous black and gold livery. Now, Lotus is honoring this iconic livery and the race cars that wore it by making it available with the latest version of its United States-bound sports car.

Dubbed as the Lotus Evora Sport 410 GP Edition, this exclusive version of the Lotus Evora Sport 410 celebrates the successful return of Lotus to North America. It is basically the Lotus Evora Sport 410 featured in the new GP Edition color scheme. This famous black and gold color scheme was worn by Lotus F1 cars that grabbed five Drivers’ and Constructors’ championships and 35 Grand Prix. Legendary drivers who had piloted these black-and-gold Lotus F1 cars included Ayrton Senna, Emerson Fittipaldi, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell and Ronnie Peterson.

Now only five customers will have a chance to own the exclusive run of five Evora Sport 410 GP Edition models. Of course, the base Evora Sport 410 is also an exclusive model by itself, with only 150 examples to be built every year. The new Evora Sport 410 GP Edition was developed by Lotus Exclusive, a program that allows customers to suit the character of their Lotus cars with a wide array of options.

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New Lotus Evora Sport 410 is lighter, more powerful, and faster

Lotus Cars always has something up its sleeve. This time, they decided to improve the already spectacular Evora, putting in more power and lessening the weight, to come up with an even more sensational Lotus Evora Sport 410. This comes even as car enthusiasts are still reeling from the recently announced new models Elise Cup 250 and the Exige Sport 350.

Engineers at the famous Lotus Lightweight Laboratory must have had put enormously effort in successfully pulling off an seemingly impossible feat – taking off a massive 70kg from the Evora model to come up with the new Lotus Evora Sport 410.

In the lighter car, high performance carbon fibre components had to be standard. When combined with the 410 HP supercharged engine with the track-bred 3-Eleven, the Lotus Evora Sport 410 eats up the road faster than its predecessor, a mere 3.9 seconds to reach 0-60 mph and an amazing 186 mph top speed.

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Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Lotus Evora 400, company’s fastest and more powerful vehicle ever produced. Set to debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the vehicle arrives with an updated design that underlines the power delivered by the V6 engine. As you can see, there is a new front bumper that features larger air intakes, new LED daytime running lights, restyled mirrors, a new rear air diffuser with integrated central exhaust tailpipe, but also a new rear spoiler.

Furthermore, there is a new set of lightweight forged aluminum wheels (19-inch front / 20-inch rear) wrapped with Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The interior was updated too and shows a new dash, redesigned centre console and new instrument cluster, as well as new front seats and a forged magnesium steering wheel.

Under the hood, there is a 3.5-liter V6 petrol engine delivering 400 hp (298 kW) and 410 Nm (302 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is bolted to a six-speed manual transmission as standard, but as an option Lotus offers a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Read the entire article 2015 Lotus Evora 400 is official ahead of Geneva Motor Show

Renault chief Carlos Tavares is confident that the new Alpine sports car can compete with models such as Alfa 4C and Lotus Evora during its launch. But he warned that it will be too much for the company to instantly produce a rival to the Porsche Cayman. He said that it’s too “arrogant” to claim that it will win if it goes head-to-head with Porsche.

However, he thinks that Lotus and Alfa are “realistic targets.” Tavares said, according to Autocar, that Caterham and Alpine staff are intentionally given enough freedom to independently operate to guarantee that the creation of the co-developed sports car is not hampered.

Tavares said that the projects have some commonality between the projects but that they’re intent on giving freedom to both sides to express themselves. The two cars have to stand on their own merits. However, there may be some sharing of parts. Tavares also said that the A110 design was praised since it used existing parts.

Read the entire article New Alpine sports car will take on Alfa Romeo 4C, Lotus Evora

2012 was one of the busiest years for Lotus with the debut of the much-admired Exige S, the opening of a brand-new retail market in Regent Street, the highlighted trademark at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the fourth-place finish in the F1 Constructors’ Championship and third place finish in the Drivers’ Championship, and a series victory through an Evora GTC by having the MSA British Endurance Championship.

After the excitement and thrill of the brand’s impressive race series victory, the latest Lotus Evora ‘Sports Racer’ has been visually optimized and enhanced with the 3.5L V6 engine in supercharged or naturally aspirated variants. It also gives best value for money with its superb performance on the track or on the road along with its elegant design, impressive thrill and true affordability.

Three significant factors distinguish the ‘Sports Racer’ from all the other models under the current Evora range. First, it has a signature color scheme for its exteriors that is complemented with a visually optimized interior. Second, it is fully loaded with all the exceptional standard features of the Lotus brand. Lastly, it the most affordable model ever launched, thus representing excellent value.

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Lotus has started to take orders for the 2013 Lotus Evora S with the IPS six-speed automatic transmission. This is Lotus’ most powerful road car in North America. This is actually not new. This version became available in Europe more than a year ago. Lotus brought an Evora S IPS at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show but he only did so to demonstrate the IPS gearbox, which entered the U.S. lineup last year.

Lotus officials said that back then, it was the only IPS-equipped car the company could get access to. Even if the IPS transmission was offered in North American Evora models last year, it was only offered when it was partnered with the base 3.5-liter, 276-hp, V-6 from Toyota.

Buyers in the U.S. can ask for the model with the Evora S’ supercharged 3.5-liter V-6, which has an output of 345 hp and 295 lb-ft.

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Lotus said that the Evora 414E hybrid is undergoing tests at its facilities in Hethel, Norfolk. Lotus said that its durability and dynamic testing is running ahead of schedule. Lotus Engineering hopes that its latest developments will be featured on the Evora 414E range extender hybrid electric vehicle, an engineering prototype meant to display its newest features.

Powering the rear wheels are a couple of motors. It also features a battery pack powered by a three-cylinder engine that is driven on petrol, ethanol or methanol. This engine is linked to a generator that could either charge the battery or directly drive the motors.

It’s also possible for the batteries to be charged on a mains electricity supply. Lotus claims that the Evora 414E hybrid could be driven 30 miles using pure EV range.

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One of the first customers for the Lotus Evora GTC is McMahon Raceworks with Condor Motorsport. This particular car will be entered in America's Grand-Am road races, the Rolex Sports Car Series. David McMahon with Armando Trentini are leading the team as lead driver and consultant, respectively. Last week, they brought the vehicle to Lotus headquarters for two days where they got to know it better.

The Evora GTC got its start on the Hethel Test Track of Lotus. This June, Team Bullrun's Evora GT4 will be converted to GTC-spec. Bullrun's Evora was driven to the race by British drivers Richard Adams, David Green and Martin Byford. The Evora proved to be highly competitive in the 2012 Britcar MSA Endurance Championship and is presently leading in the standings.

Several items have been dropped but the engine and gearbox of the GT4 Enduro have been carried over to the GTC. The fiberglass panels have been replaced by carbon-fibre doors, roof and engine cover. Plexiglass replaces the windows in order to cut further weight off a very light car. The GTC is 30kg lighter than the Enduro at 1,130-1,140kg but it depends largely on customer specification.

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It’s very likely that Infiniti’s Emerg-E Concept, which was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year, would enter production. This flagship mid-engined sports car is a plug-in hybrid too. The Emerg-E has the same layout and structure as the Lotus Evora. This concept was developed by Infiniti in Europe to benefit from the funding from Great Britain’s Technology Strategy Board, a government agency that encourages the advancement of new technologies that cut vehicular carbon emissions.

Lotus is a member of this organization, which is composed of numerous suppliers and universities. It’s notable that the Emerg-E and the Evora 414E Hybrid concept, which debuted in Geneva a couple of years ago, have a strong mechanical relationship.

It isn’t hard to imagine the Emerg-E to be the same as the Lotus 414E version 2.0. But the truth is that the styling of the Emerg-E is pure Infiniti.

Read the entire article Infiniti Emerg-E Concept was based on Lotus Evora

Lotus unveiled the Evora GTE, its most powerful model ever, at the Frankfurt Auto Show in production trim. Lotus has announced that it will soon be available in the U.S. This 444-hp street legal race car is based on Lotus’ Le Mans racing car.

Ian Fry, platform manager for the Evora at Lotus Cars Limited in Frankfurt, confirmed that this vehicle will be homologated to U.S. standards and may start selling six months from now. Fry said that Lotus’ exact plans to accomplish this remains uncertain.

He suggested that it could be offered as a modification kit to the standard Evora so that it could get around some regulations, says AutoGuide. It features a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 and has a widebody that’s similar to the one used on the brand’s Evora race car.

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Instead of limiting sales of the Lotus Evora GTE in Asia, it will also be offered in Europe. Set to be displayed at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, this 440bhp vehicle takes inspiration from racing. The initial plan had been for this model to be a special limited edition of only 25 cars for buyers in China. However, the vehicle received a lot of positive feedback that made the company decide to expand its plans.

Dany Bahar, the chief of Group Lotus, said that there had been an “incredible” response, having sold out within days and receiving 114 orders.

He said that Lotus determined that the next logical step would be to raise output and extend its reach. The official unveiling of the Evora GTE took place last month at the Pebble Beach Coucours d’Elegance in California. Powering this vehicle is a 3.5-litre V6 Toyota engine coupled to a sequential AMT racing gearbox.

Read the entire article Lotus Evora GTE also coming to the European market

Among the major changes that Group Lotus boss Dany Bahar revealed recently is the news that the Lotus Evora was given a five-year stay of execution. He gave confirmation of the postponement of the new Elan until 2017.

What this means is that the current Evora will be extended. The modified five-year plan also indicates that Lotus will make its own 570bhp 4.8-litre V8 engine at Hethel for the new Esprit that’s set to arrive in 2013.

Bahar confirmed that the proposed Lotus-Proton city car (which will be named Ethos) will enter production and will be sold as a low-volume Lotus-badged luxury car in Europe as well as a cheaper Proton for the markets in Asia.

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An image of the revised Evora has been leaked, prominently displaying the radiator ‘mouth’ that has been made more aggressive. Lotus is fast-tracking work on the revised Evora, which is meant to boost slow sales and fill the styling gap between the existing model and the future range of Lotus models that will arrive at the market starting 2013.

The revised Evora is expected to be launched later this year as a 2012 model. The Evora appears to have been treated similarly to the later models that were created by Lotus’s ex-Ferrari design boss, Donato Coco.

“Too weak” is how Coco described the current Evora’s traditional Lotus mouth, especially for a modern performance car. He said that there are many economy cars that have a more aggressive look.

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After we saw the leaked e-mail, Lotus unveiled today the Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) option. As expected, the Evora S is more powerful and now the 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers 350 PS (standard version delivers 280 PS) and 400 Nm of torque (295 lb ft).

The Evora S can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.6 seconds (0-100 km/h in just 4.8 sec) and has a top speed of 172 mph (276 km/h).

Apparently, the Evora S is considered the next level of Evora experience, featuring a sport pack as standard. The sport pack offers a 'sport' button which allows the driver to control throttle response and activate the exhaust by-pass valve.

Read the entire article Paris Preview: 2011 Lotus Evora S and Evora IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift)

The latest Evora by Lotus has added another award to its already burgeoning number of trophies, this time for iMotor Magazine's "Overall Winner - Most Rated Car of 2008."

In each issue of iMotor, which has an ABCe of 108,600, readers have been 'rating' and 'slating' the highlighted cars; and out of 40,000 votes tallied, 95 percent of voters rated the Lotus Evora, in contrast to just 5 percent putting it down making the latest 2+2 the most highly rated car in 2008 by the readers of iMOTOR.

The CEO of Group Lotus plc, Mike Kimberley, is totally pleased with the award, "This award from iMotor readers is particularly special as it demonstrates that we have produced a car that already has a fan base amongst the cognoscenti, despite the car being a few months away from the sale date in the spring." iMOTOR editor Mat Watson also added, "Unlike other car magazine awards, ours are decided by the readers.

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The new Lotus Evora 2+2 will receive a supercharged variant that will generate at least 350 hp while the normally ventilated 276 hp variant is set for launch in May this year. Although there is not enough details concerning the latter variant it has been established that it is capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds and will have a maximum speed of 160 mph.

The supercharged version can sprint at a lesser time of 5.0 seconds and reach a peak speed of 175 mph. This version however will be available in 2011 since it is not the current priority of car manufacturer Lotus.

Meanwhile, the focus is leveled on other products that will be due this year, such as the standard version Lotus Evora which is set for sale this autumn in the US among others. Another version of the Evora that comes with an automatic torque converter is also intended, and which is expected to have a greater appeal for US customers although it won't make it on time for the US launch.

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The Lotus Evora Launch Edition, a car that comes with a few practicality but with stringing performance, has arrived as the sole 2+2 mid-engined sports car on the auto market.

There will be an initial 450 units that will be produced to be used as a trial run. Power under the hood comes from a 3.5-liter V6 powerplant that can generate 280 hp and 342 Nm of torque.

Acceleration rate is 0-100km/h at 5 seconds and maximum speed attained is 260km/h. Fuel consumption rating is 8.7 liters every 100 kilometers. (32mpg) Imp) and carbon emission is pegged at 205g/km.

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The Lotus Evora, which is a 2+2, is going to see some changes as the carmaker is intent in converting it into a two-seater only for a convertible variant which could be released by 2012.

The carmaker is preparing for the release of the standard Evora, although plans are on the way to expand the range via transmission, powerplant and roofing options by the year 2012.

A Lotus-developed paddle-shift transmission will be the first range-expansion to arrive, which is set for 2010. This will provide the Evora a competitive edge against all the versions of the Porsche Cayman, its primary competitor.

Read the entire article Upcoming Lotus Evora Cabrio will be a two seater