March 28, 2017

Evora 400 gets Lotus lightweight treatment

Once again doing even more with even less, Lotus is pleased to announce a selection of new lightweight options, including a new Carbon Pack, Lithium Ion battery and titanium sports exhaust for the Evora 400. New Carbon Pack, Lithium Ion battery and titanium exhaust options Lightweight options reduce the weight of the Lotus Evora 400 to 1,353 kg (2,983 lbs) Available on Lotus Evora 400 from now No other car manufacturer can claim a better track record when it comes to light weight. Now in its 68th year, Lotus still remains true to the ethos of the … [Read more...]

TLF Long Term Test: Evora 400

Following on from our previous Long Term Test Evora's, TLF have been asked to spend some time with the Evora 400. Let's not pull any punches, a 70% new car with improvements across the board the 400 is a large-scale evolution of the previous Evora, a car that itself took home a good number of 'Car of the Year' awards when it was launched back in 2009. First impressions are that it's clearly the best car we've ever driven dynamically in every respect. On our first test of the car after 30 minutes on the test track at Hethel we'd shaved 15 seconds off per lap, a clue as … [Read more...]

The first Lotus Evora 400’s leave Hethel on the way to dealerships

The first Evora 400 sports cars destined for customers and dealers have driven off the assembly line and are soon to arrive at dealerships across the UK and mainland Europe. The significant occasion was marked by a small celebration with proud members of the engineering and manufacturing team at Lotus, who are responsible for hand-building Lotus’ fastest production car to date. Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc states, “The Evora 400 has already received admiration and critical acclaim from media around the world, praising its performance, handling and design. … [Read more...]

Driven: Evora 400

When the Evora was launched in 2009 it received a raft of 'Car of the Year' awards from the like of Autocar and Evo. Lotus have since updated the car with 130 improvements for the MY2012 model which saw the car mature into a better equipped, more refined version. Now, with the Evora 400, over 70% of components are changed completely or redesigned, this is much more than just a new front and rear bumper! The headline is that the engine now produces 400bhp (up 16% on the Evora S's 345bhp) and 410nm of torque using a supercharger unit with integral chargecooler mounted … [Read more...]

Lotus mark milestone as first Evora 400 build is complete

In a small celebration with a selection of senior management, manufacturing and engineering staff, the first new Lotus Evora 400 has driven off the assembly line at Hethel. Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer of Group Lotus plc, says, “Today is a very significant stage in our long term plan, which we set-out more than a year ago. With the first Evora 400 coming off the line, we have achieved a key milestone for Lotus.” “None of this would be possible, of course, without the confidence and commitment of our workforce who, with great skill and talent, hand … [Read more...]

[PICS][VIDEO] Evora 400 UK debut at MotorExpo

Lotus have their usual spot at this year's MotorExpo at Canary Wharf in London's docklands. On site are staff from Lotus's new London dealer, Hexagon and they have the Evora 400 on display along with an Exige S Club Racer plus as an added bonus, if you wanted to drive an Exige S Automatic test drives are available. The show opened yesterday and runs until Sunday 14th June and you can find the Lotus stand on the bottom floor of the Canary Wharf building. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGo_L9gncpQ Click on any image to open the gallery. … [Read more...]

Evora 400 to feature at London MotorExpo

  London's MotorExpo is being held at Canary Wharf next week (8th - 14th June) and will be the first time out in the UK for Lotus's new Evora 400. Held in and around the Canary Wharf building. Lotus will have their cars on display and with the show being free to visit there's no reason not to take the chance to get up close and personal with the facelifted and more powerful Evora. Also on display will be the Exige S Club Racer and staff from Lotus and the local dealer network will be on hand to help show you the cars and take details should you wish to … [Read more...]

Evora 400 performance validated on Hethel Test Track

Having stated that the new Evora 400 supercar would exceed expectations, Lotus has now validated the claim. Early tests, carried out by Gavan Kershaw, Technical Manager for Lotus Motorsport, allowed Lotus to boast of a six seconds per lap advantage at Hethel. This validation drive of a standard road specification prototype Evora 400, running on road tyres and with standard road suspension supports the initial claim. Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc stated: “Internally, we all knew that the Evora 400 would be capable of exceeding expectations. Our initial … [Read more...]

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