VIDEO: Lotus Evora 400 proves its worth on the track

The Lotus Evora 400 first broke cover way back in February of this year, and was labelled as the fastest production car ever to come out of Hethel. Although the car has yet to make its local debut, which was originally scheduled for October, this new video will certainly keep us excited in the meantime.

Titled “From Road To Track, It’s Superior”, the video exemplifies the ferocity of the Evora 400 on the road, and on its test track at the company’s headquarters. The main highlight of the car, is of course its mid-mounted 3.5 litre V6 engine that has been tweaked to offer a lot more performance.

Thanks to a new supercharger, a water-to-air charge-cooler and a revamped engine management system, the engine now produces 400 hp at 7,000 rpm and 410 Nm of torque between 3,500 to 6,500 rpm. That is 55 hp and 10 Nm more than the Evora S, and you can hear it bellow through its twin central-mounted exhaust tips in the video.

Being a Lotus, the Evora 400 also demonstrates its agility on the track, thanks to its upgraded handling setup that include the use of Eibach springs and dampers, increased chassis stiffness, and an updated aerodynamic package that generates 32 kg of downforce at 241 km/h.

For models that are fitted with the sports ratio six-speed manual transmission, a Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) comes as standard. Stopping power is supplied by two-piece cross-drilled brake discs with AP Racing four piston calipers (front 370 mm, rear 350 mm).

The video also shows us the different characteristics that the Evora 400 can portray with just a push of button. Put it in “Sport” mode, and the car increases its throttle response, while introducing a small amount of traction slip. In “Race” mode, the traction control system is nullified, allowing the Evora 400 to go very sideways.

Our very own Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, chairman Of Group Lotus, has already had a go in the sports car while in Hethel. In the UK, the Evora 400 is priced at £72,000 (RM471,226) before Malaysian taxes, so how much do you think it will cost when the car is officially available here?

GALLERY: Lotus Evora 400

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Gerard Lye

Originating from the corporate world with a background in finance and economics, Gerard’s strong love for cars led him to take the plunge into the automotive media industry. It was only then did he realise that there are more things to a car than just horsepower count.



  • Beautiful sports car!

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  • andrekua on Nov 06, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    It’s unbelievable that Proton still hold this shit and bleed billions of ringgit each year. Proton debt from lotus was hidden from drb Hicom balance sheet and thus why they are actively seeking government bailout.

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    • Rolf harris on Nov 07, 2015 at 9:50 am

      They’re too ashamed to let it go lol

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      • camtakpro on Nov 09, 2015 at 11:35 am

        Let go already Proton fanboy got no sticker to use. With it, at least still can bullshit about lotus/proton handling.

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  • Doesnt matter how much it will cost. No one is going to buy one here in bolehland. Put la 400K 800K 1.5M. It doesnt matter, DRB-HICOM sendiri label, sendiri tengok sje.

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  • If there is one person that’s really eligible to review this car, it must be Chriss Haris.. I’m waiting for his passionate review!

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  • Love lotus always

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