Lotus Evora GT410 Sport – lighter, more downforce

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport – lighter, more downforce

Here’s another model from the sports car folk of Norfolk – the Lotus Evora GT410 Sport. It follows the company’s ethos of adding lightness for improving performance, and while it hasn’t gained any more peak power, the Evora GT410 Sport features aerodynamic improvements which give it more downforce than the Evora Sport 410 it replaces.

A dry weight of 1,256 kg pegs the GT410 Sport at 2 kg less than the bewinged, all-singing, all-dancing Evora GT430, though still 8 kg tubbier than the even lighter GT430 Sport. Compared with the car it replaces, the new car weighs up to 28 kg less than the Evora Sport 410, and in its lightest configuration, 98 kg less than the benchmark Evora 400.

Aerodynamics, and therefore styling, draws from the recently-launched Evora GT430 Sport, which on this new car works the airflow to produce up to 96 kg of downforce at its top speed of 305 km/h, 50% greater than the outgoing Evora Sport 410. Though peak power remains as before at 410 hp at 7,000 rpm, maximum torque grows by 10 Nm to 420 Nm produced at 3,500 rpm courtesy of a supercharged 3.5 litre V6.

Transmission is a six-speed manual as standard, channeled through a Torsen limited-slip differential. Thus configured, the Evora GT410 Sport does the 0-100 km/h run in 4.2 seconds and the aforementioned top speed of 305 km/h. A six-speed torque converter automatic is also available.

Torque figures remain the same across both manual and automatic transmission choices, unlike those quoted for the manual and automatic versions of the GT430 Sport. Key differences compared to the GT430 Sport, aside from engine outputs and performance figures, include the option of a 2+2 seating arrangement. The automatic also does without the limited-slip differential.

Electronic traction management is handled by a four-stage system, comprising Drive, Sport, Race, and Off, where throttle response is increased and stability intervention progressively backed off. Rolling stock features Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s measuring 235/35R19 at the front and 285/30R20 at the rear.

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport – lighter, more downforce

Rear wheels an inch wider can be optioned along with 295-section tyres, which are required equipment should the 2+2 seating be specified. Stopping power is provided by AP Racing brakes, comprising four-piston calipers front and rear, with cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs measuring 370 mm x 32 mm and 350 mm x 32 mm respectively.

There are a range of suspension options for the Evora GT410 Sport. A sports package of Eibach lightweight, low-sideload springs and Bilstein dampers come as standard, while a touring suspension package is a no-cost option, featuring touring specification and Michelin Pilot Sport 4S rubber.

Trackday enthusiasts can specify Lotus-tuned lightweight Öhlins TTX aluminium two-way (compression and rebound) adjustable dampers, which also save 13 kg over the other damper kits. A further 10 kg can be saved from beyond the rear axle with a titanium exhaust.

Lotus Evora GT410 Sport – lighter, more downforce

Inside, the GT410 Sport features Alcantara trim on the steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, transmission tunnel, centre console and instrument binnacle, paired with contrast stitching. A full-black leather pack can be specified as a no-cost option.

A seven-inch touchscreen with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, navigation and reversing camera can be added for convenience, while a subwoofer, amplifier and sound insulation can also be added if weight isn’t the strictest concern. With Lotus Exclusive, the sportscar maker’s personalisation arm, exterior and interior trim can be further customised at an additional cost.

The Lotus Evora GT410 Sport goes on sale in its native United Kingdom from £85,900 (RM461,916), and from €110,900 (RM530,450) in Germany.

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Mick Chan

Open roads and closed circuits hold great allure for Mick Chan. Driving heaven to him is exercising a playful chassis on twisty paths; prizes ergonomics and involvement over gadgetry. Spent three years at a motoring newspaper and short stint with a magazine prior to joining this website.



  • Geely Lotus > all

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  • tokmoh. on Jan 12, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Lotus > all

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  • James on Jan 12, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Lotus-Geely alredi delivering results. So soon !

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    • James on Jan 14, 2018 at 6:37 am

      Obviously this car’s development srtated earlier than geely’s take over.

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  • Horizon Sailor on Jan 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm

    How many sports/special edition that base in the same platform they want to built ? So what next in order to scrap off a few gram / kilogram. Lightweight switch…lightweight stickers….lightweight LED…lightweight bolt and nuts…lightweight lever….lightweigjt side mirror…lightweight floormats…perhaps lifhtweight driver too….one word..booooringgg….. close shop better…

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    • Heck. New Vios is still built using same platform since 2002, and nobody wuz complaining. So why…

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    • Shaddup on Jan 14, 2018 at 10:44 pm

      stick to your Forte.

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    • Car modders would love car with features as basic as Lotus so they can tune it as they please. The fact that mainstream carmakers putting more complex systems into cars, modders now have very little car choices. Who knows, Lotus cars might become another “Honda Civic” level of legendary. If this is a niche they’re targeting, I’d say it’s not bad at all.

      I’ve seen in YouTube a guy do crazy stuff with Lotus. He made it so it could accelerate from 0 to 100 like 2 seconds IIRC.

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  • vVivi Zurianti on Jan 14, 2018 at 9:56 am

    Lotus new slogan: Pay more and get less.

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    • Thats pretty much the same for all sportscar makers when going for race specs.

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  • Kereta Harga murah Malaysia on Jan 14, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Wah manyak murah. Love to be rich in Malaysia, can show off my overpriced fleets in front of Pavilion!

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