The British car manufacturer Lotus rolls out a much improved, powerful and lighter Evora with aggressive styling and improved power. The 2016 Lotus Evora 400 is equipped with a 3.5-liter supercharged V6 engine, enabling the sports car to cover 0-60 mph in just 4.1 seconds on its way to reach a top speed of 186 mph, making it the fastest Lotus ever. The engine is mated to 6 speed manual transmission, while 6 speed automatic is optional. Hethel test also reveals that this beauty is six seconds faster than its predecessor, Evora S.
The engine generates 400bhp (a straight jump of 55bhp from Evora S) and 302 pound-feet of torque, thanks to the latest supercharger, charge-cooler, engine management system and exhaust. The rear wing and diffuser create an aerodynamic force of 71 pounds at 15mph. Other noticeable improvements include larger brakes, 19 inch front wheels and 20 inch rear wheels.
The manual variant has been able to shed 48 pounds while the automatic version trimmed up to 50 pounds as compared to Evora S, giving an approximate curb weight of 3,119 pounds and 3,128 pounds respectively. The forged aluminum wheels have shed 7.28 pounds and the new Scottish leather front seats are down 6.61 pounds. Even the engine has been redesigned to achieve a lesser weight of 12.35 pounds. The light weight forged magnesium steering wheel supports new instrument dials in the binnacle and updated entertainment system.
Talking about the interior, the Evora 400 has been redesigned; the aluminum chassis with narrow sills (1.7 inches narrower and 2.2 inches lower) gives easy entrance and exit. The sports seats are said to be 13 pounds lighter and the rear seats are more spacious, 11 inches wider. The most noticeable feature in this beauty is the integrated daytime-running lights.
Stay tuned to know more about the 2016 Lotus Evora 400 as we cover Geneva Motor Show.