After the successful introduction of Lotus Evora Sport 410, British sports car makers Lotus has unveiled its newest and powerful model ever – the limited edition Evora GT430.
Powered by a new development of the 3.5-litre V6 supercharged and charge cooled engine producing 430 hp, the Evora GT430 is a class apart from its competitors.
The new car has some crazy performance: 0-60mph is dispatched in just 3.7 seconds and the car’s top speed is 190 mph (305 km/h).
Limited to just 60 examples, it’s set to become one for the collectors, with the name ‘GT’ paying homage to the Esprit V8 GT and the Esprit GT3 from the 1990s.
Lotus, in continual pursuit of its fetish for lightness, used carbon fiber and lightweight chassis innovations to knock 81 pounds off the curb weight of the already-quite-light Evora 410.
The Evora 410 makes 410 horsepower, hence the name, with a 0-60 time of 3.9 seconds. The GT430 also gains torque over the 410, generating 325 pound-feet, though higher in the rev range at 4,500 rpm, to the 410’s output of 310 at 3,500.
The GT430 comes only with a six-speed manual (you can get an automatic in the 410 if so inclined), and its top speed is 190 miles per hour. Tack on aero, notably the large carbon wing, that generates up to 550 pounds of downforce and Lotus says the result is “tremendous real-world speed and handling unheard of in its class.”
Only 60 Evora GT430s will be built, at a base price of 112,500 pounds (VAT included) that will escalate quickly with options. That’s around $125.000, assuming you could get one here.
Check out Lotus’ website for more details on this beast.