The Evora has been around since 2009 and Lotus has updated the sportscar over the years making it lighter and faster. Now, the Hethel carmaker is expanding the Evora lineup by announcing a new variant of the GT410 Sport. It's basically the same, minus the ‘Sport’ and there’s a very good reason for the omission… Lotus says the new GT410 is their most comfortable model yet.
Compared to the Sport, the GT410 provides "usability and a new level of driving comfort," which should help make it an everyday driver. It features Sparco sport seats, AC and a reversing camera which should all make daily driving more comfortable with the latter making the car easier to maneuver along with a new rear tailgate with a large glass section to improve visibility. It also gets cruise control, heated seats, rear parking sensors and a premium infotainment system with sat-nav and Apple CarPlay and a DAB digital radio.
The cabin insulation has been increased which should keep the interior nice and quiet while cruising and the integrated arm rests on the door trims is a nice touch. It also gains storage bins to improve practicality while the exterior paint choices are expanded and now include "historic shades from Lotus' past."
The chassis has been softened up a little too; it has a revised damper rate compared to the Sport and rides on a set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S all-weather tyres wrapped around a choice of either silver or gloss black V-spoke cast alloys (19in at the front and 20in at the back).
Power comes from a 3.5-litre supercharged V6 mated to a six-speed manual and it produces 410 horses and 410Nm of torque. It can hit 100kph from rest in 4.1 seconds – that is just 0.1 seconds slower than the Sport - and it has a top speed is 298kph.