The 2016 Lotus Evora 400 is set to debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and it promises to be the fastest and most powerful production Lotus yet.
The 3.5L supercharged V6 engine puts out 400 HP and 302 lb-ft of torque, and Lotus claims it can scoot to 60 MPH in 4.1 seconds, with a maximum speed of 186 mph. It’s 22 kg lighter than the outgoing model and will be offered with either a manual or automatic transmission, with three selectable drive modes, Drive, Sport, and Race. The manual-transmission version will feature a Torsen-type limited slip differential.
The outside gets some new design elements including a new front bumper design with larger cooling intakes and daytime running lamps. The rear gets a new bumper and a diffuser and three-element wing. Additionally, consumers will have the choice of either forged or cast light-weight wheel designs.
Each Evora is hand built at their factory in Hethel, England by 300 specially-trained craftspeople. Lotus expects to hire an additional 150 workers and increase total production of Lotus vehicles to 70 cars per week by September 2015.
There is no word on pricing yet, but the Lotus Evora 400 will be available in the summer of 2015 in Europe. North America will have to wait until the fall.
Check out this “classic” TFLcar video from the 2010 Detroit Auto Show that previews the 2010 Lotus Evora.