The Lotus Evora GT430 has been revealed.
Yes, the British manufacturer’s most powerful road car to date has arrived. Following the success of the Evora 400 and the Sport 410 Lotus has now come up with the GT430 a limited edition specimen that will no doubt be very popular with collectors.
The car will have a six-speed manual gearbox which features a low-inertia, single-mass flywheel, to help make shifting gears a lot quicker and a 3.5-litre V6 supercharged engine which can produce 430hp at 7,000 rpm and 440 Nm of torque from 4,500 rpm.
Exterior wise the GT430’s front and rear body panels will feature carbon weave sections which will help to generate plenty of downforce through advanced aerodynamics. The supercar will also have a carbon fibre splitter, air blades, louvres and a carbon wing helping to give the car a dry weight of 1,258 kg which is 26 kg lighter than its predecessor the Evora Sport 410.
“The Evora GT430 is a landmark car for Lotus. Lightweight engineering and class-leading handling, paired with Lotus’ aerodynamic expertise, define the Evora GT430 as a legendary Lotus. It’s a truly beautiful car, meticulously finished in hand-crafted carbon, and employing the latest aerodynamics and lightweight materials. This highly developed vehicle perfectly reflects Lotus’ attention to engineering and design. We expect the lucky owners to be blown away by its pure presence and staggering performance.” – Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Group Lotus plc.
The GT430 will have four dynamic stability modes – Drive, Sport, Race and Off – which the driver can change to suit the situation. Also, there are lots of settings that can be altered allowing the amount of wheel slip to be set by the driver whilst in ‘Race / Off’ setting. Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres coupled with J-grooved and ventilated brake discs and AP Racing four-piston callipers will give this all-new Evora grip and stopping power.
In similar fashion to the exterior, there’s plenty of carbon fibre to be found on the interior of the Evora GT430 along with various handcrafted components. Also, it will have specially designed carbon backed Sparco seats available with unique trim and for customers wanting a race atmosphere within the cabin, optional driver and passenger four-point harnesses and a titanium rear frame can be ordered.
The steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, transmission tunnel and centre console are all trimmed in a combination of black Alcantara and perforated leather. And the infotainment system will include satellite navigation, a reversing camera and allow for iPod connectivity and Bluetooth functionality.