The Lotus Evora 400 has made its online debut this week and it represents the automaker’s most powerful production car ever. They also say it’s their quickest model created thanks to a V6 3.5-liter supercharged engine producing 400 bhp (298 kW) and 410 Nm (302 lb-ft) of torque. The engine can work with either a standard 6-speed which has been improved or with an optional 6-speed automatic transmission. It needs 4.1 seconds to hit 60 mph (96 km/h) and 4.2 seconds until 62 mph (100 km/h) before reaching a maximum speed of 186 mph (300 km/h).
Compared to the outgoing Evora, the new version is 48 lbs (22 kg) lighter thanks to a revised aluminum chassis while the suspension has also been retuned. The vehicle benefits from larger brakes while the manual model is equipped with a standard limited slip differential. It rides on new 19-inch front & 20-inch rear forged alloy wheels shod in Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires and has been fitted with LED daytime running lights.
As far as the interior cabin is concerned, the Lotus Evora 400 has a redesigned dashboard and a new center console, along with different front seats and improved materials. Also noticeable is a forged magnesium steering wheel while an improved infotainment system comes as standard.
Production will kick off this summer and Lotus says they will begin deliveries in Europe in August while the US-spec model is set to arrive this fall as a 2016MY.