Lotus founder Colin Chapman was the one who complied with the notion that a sports car in its purest form must first be light and agile.
The Lotus Evora GT410 Sport transposes these principles in modern terms. It has a 3.5-liter, 6-cylinder turbocharged engine that develops 410 hp at 7,000 rpm and a torque of 420 Nm at 3,500 rpm. The engine can be coupled to a 6-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip Torsen differential or to an automatic gearbox.
The Lotus Evora GT410 Sport’s manual gearbox version sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.2 seconds and reaches 305 km/h, and the automatic one accelerates in 4.1 seconds to reach 275 km/h.
But, more important than time is the dynamic behavior that the Lotus Evora GT410 Sport boasts.
It weighs 1,320 kg in the manual transmission version and 1,331 kg in the automatic transmission variant. These reduced masses have been achieved by the extensive use of lightweight materials.
The driver can select one of four ESP modes: Drive, Sport, Race and Off. But to improve stability, better aerodynamics also help. The pressing force is 96 kg at 190 mph (305.7 km/h), 50 percent higher than in the case of the 410 Sports Evora.
As a landmark, the Lotus Evora GT410 Sport is marketed in Germany at 110,000 euros with 19 percent VAT included.