Evora 400

Overview

Weight
The Lotus Evora 400 is the fastest Lotus road car of the New Millennium. Its lightweight chassis has been lowered and widened to make cockpit entry and exit to the 2+2 composite body easy. The Evora 400 exudes the Lotus spirit of lightness and driving purity so succinctly. Despite producing 400bhp (406ps) from its 3.5-litre supercharged V6 engine, with its comfortable cabin displaying many new features, the overall kerbweight of the Evora 400 has been reduced by 22kg over its forebear. As a result, its exquisite power to weight ratio, combined with an aerodynamic package that maintains zero lift but increases downforce at high speeds, simply enhances its supercar appeal.
Performance
The exquisite 3.5-litre V6 engine has been modified significantly to achieve the supercar performance of the Evora 400. Its induction system has been supplemented by a revised supercharger and a water-to-air chargecooler, that raises power to an outstanding 400bhp (406ps). Select the first of the its six, close-ratio, manual gears and the acceleration is viscerally exciting. In fact, the automatic version is even swifter off the mark, its performance sharpened by the Race setting in the Dynamic Performance Management system. A V-max of 186mph (300kph), experienced from within the Evora 400’s purposefully equipped and comfortable cabin, provides proof positive that Lotus makes supercar ownership not only extremely focused but also both entrancing and giant-killing.
Torsion
Underpinning the Evora 400 supercar is a brand new, efficient, structurally rigid and low weight extruded and bonded chassis-tub. Based on more than 60 years of Lotus racing and sportscar developments, its torsional rigidity is outstanding. As one of the strongest chassis available, it allows the suspension to work more efficiently, to provide unparalleled grip, amazing comfort, supercar dynamics and an overall balance that is totally engaging. Yet, it is 48lbs (22kgs) lighter than the outgoing Evora model, features more equipment and literally doubles the downforce available.
Aerodynamics
The Evora 400 is Lotus‘s fastest model, worthy of supercar status. It is stylishly attractive, beautifully designed, yet purposefully aerodynamic. From its aggressive new front cooling intakes, past the fascinating lateral graphics, to its more prominent rear, 5-blade airflow diffuser and new three-element tail spoiler, it is every inch the purpose-built supercar. Yet, because it is a Lotus, the Evora 400 features ‘zero-lift’, although the aero package increases downforce by 50lbs (23kgs) at V-max, to make more efficient use of its immensely capable road manners.
TOP SPEED

TOP SPEED

186


MPH

0 - 60 MPH

0 - 60 MPH

4.1


SECS*

POWER

POWER

400


HP*

WEIGHT

WEIGHT

1415


KG*


Features

  • Fastest production Lotus ever 66993_Evora_400_Close_Ups_engine_400x400
  • High power, 400hp. 3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with throughput Edelbrock supercharger
  • Delivers punchy 302lbs ft (410Nm) of torque
  • Mid-engine provides outstanding balance
  • Aero-optimised
  • Driver activated, post-cat freer flow exhaust enhancement
  • Supercar acceleration
  • Brand new cockpit 84754_400-INTERIOR-FEATURE_399x399
  • Ultra-lightweight sports seats
  • 2+2 seat configuration with Isofix in rear
  • Three trim levels - standard, leather and Alcantara®
  • Ultra-lightweight sports seats
  • Hip-hugging driving position
  • Magnesium-alloy, leather-wrapped steering wheel with racing line indicator
  • Fully revised, ergonomic dashboard layout
  • Pushbutton start
  • Heated seats
  • Air-conditioning
  • Alpine 5 speaker double DIN ICE unit with full Sat Nav and integrated Sub-Woofer
  • Reversing camera and rear parking sensor
  • World-class ride control 95272_Evora-400-Chassis-feature-block_400x400
  • Exceptionally rigid and strong
  • Front and rear: Fully independent suspension, forged aluminium double wishbone suspension, anti-roll bars, Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers
  • Lightweight aluminium extruded and bonded chassis with torsional stiffness of 27,000 Nm/deg
  • Downforce of 32kg (70lbs) at 150mph
  • Lightened by 22kg
  • Servo assisted 2-piece cross-drilled brake discs with AP Racing four-piston calipers (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm)
  • Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) as standard
  • Phenomenal mechanical grip
  • Optimised aero package
  • Revised, ultra-lightweight alloy wheels
  • Handmade in Hethel
  • Head-turning presence 96782_Evora-400-Styling-detail_400x400
  • Compact 2+2 packaging
  • Styled for zero-lift
  • Enhanced cockpit airflow
  • Maximum downforce for road use
  • Optimised aero package
  • Taut and poised
  • Sports ratio 6-speed manual transmission 21106_400-transmission-feature_400x400
  • Optional 6-speed Automatic
  • Light shift weight
  • Slick changes
  • Balanced clutch weight
  • Forged alloy shift paddles (Auto)
  • Lotus throttle management blips on downshifts
  • (Manual) 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds)
  • (Automatic) 0-60mph in 4.1 seconds (0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds)

Specifications

PERFORMANCE* Manual Automatic
Max power 400 hp at 7000 rpm (406 PS) (298kW)
Max torque 302 lbft at 3,500 rpm (410 Nm)
0-60 mph 4.1 seconds 4.1 seconds
0-100 km/h 4.2 seconds 4.2 seconds
Max speed 186 mph (300 km/h) TBD
Power to weight ratio 293 hp/tonne (298 PS/1000kg)
 
ENGINE
High power, 400hp, 3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with throuput Edelbrock supercharger Standard
Lightweight low inertia fly wheel Standard
Driver selectable engine mapping - Drive/Sport/Race mode Standard
Driver selectable active exhaust valve control Standard
Oval exhaust finisher Standard
TRANSMISSION
Sports ratio 6-speed manual transmission Standard
Optional 6-speed Automatic transmission Option
Torsen-type Limited Slip Differential [manual only] Standard
DIMENSIONS
Wheelbase 2575 mm
Track - front 1564 mm
Track - rear 1575.5 mm
Overall length 4394 mm
Overall width (excluding door mirrors) 1845 mm
Overall width (including door mirrors) 1978 mm
Height 1229 mm
Unladen vehicle mass - Manual 1415 kg
Unladen vehicle mass - Automatic 1422 kg
CHASSIS/ BODY
Two-door, coupe bodystyle Standard
Lightweight aluminium extruded and bonded chassis with torsional stiffness of 27,000 Nm/deg Standard
Composite body panels Standard
Lightweight composite rear sport diffuser Standard
Three element rear wing Standard
Electronically adjustable door mirrors Standard
Powerfold and heated door mirrors Standard
Heated rear window Standard
Bi-Xenon headlights Standard
LED Daytime running lights Standard
Thatcham approved immobiliser and remote activated alarm system Standard
SUSPENSION
Front and rear: Fully independent suspension, forged aluminium double wishbone suspension, anti-roll bars, Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers Standard
Servo assisted 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs with AP Racing four piston calipers [front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm] Standard
ESP/ traction control Standard
STEERING
Rack and pinion steering box with 2.86 turns lock-to-lock, Lotus tunedd hydraulically assisted power assist Standard
BRAKES
Servo-assisted 2-piece cross-drilled brake discs [front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm] Standard
Brake calipers - red painted with black Lotus logo Standard
WHEELS & TYRES
Gloss black [19" front and 20" rear] 10 spoke alloy wheels Standard
Michelin Pilot Super Sport tyres [ front 235/35 R19, rear 285/30 R20] Standard
Tyre pressure monitoring system Standard
INTERIOR SPECIFICATION
New 2+2 seat configuration with Isofix in rear Standard
Engine start/stop button Standard
Air conditioning Standard
Heated seats Standard
Reversing camera and rear parking sensor Standard
Central locking Standard
Sport/Race button Standard
Super lightweight aluminium gear knob [manual only] Standard
Leather trimmed steering wheel with racing line indicator Standard
Door grab handle in black leather Standard
Door sill insert etched with Lotus logo Standard
Super lightweight driver's footrest Standard
Premium black carpet Standard
Dark or light grey roof lining Standard
Alpine 5 speaker double DIN ICE unit with full Sat Nav and integrated Sub-Woofer Standard