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2015 Lotus Evora 400 revealed

The 400hp 2015 Lotus Evora 400 has been revealed ahead of its Geneva Motor Show debut – it’s the fastest road-going Lotus ever.

BOASTING 400hp and 410Nm of torque, the 2015 Lotus Evora 400 is the fastest road-going Lotus ever, shaving six seconds off its predecessor’s lap time around the Lotus test track. According to Lotus, more than two-thirds of the Evora 400 is all-new, including its supercharged and charge-cooled mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine. A new aluminium chassis incorporates a new interior.

More than just being faster than its predecessor (it’ll get to 100km/h in 4.2 seconds), the Lotus Evora 400 is also 22kg lighter, and that’s not bad given the thing is faster and comes with more gear than before.

In describing the remit for the new Lotus Evora 400, Jean-Marc Gales, Chief Executive Officer for Lotus, said, “A requirement for all Lotus cars is to be a benchmark for handling, to be the quickest car from A to B and to provide the driver with a pure and involving driving experience. The Evora 400 is the fastest road-going Lotus that we have ever produced, possessing performance that can only be matched by cars costing significantly more. It delivers supercar looks allied to supercar performance.”

“We have always said that to make a car better, you must make it faster and lighter. We have achieved this, of course, but we didn’t stop there, as the considerable number of changes in the interior, chassis, engine and body design have warranted emphatically, the title of a new Lotus Evora.

European customers will be able to get their hands on Evora 400 from August this year, but Australia buyers will have to wait until early 2016 – our cars will carry 2016 model year plates. Prices will be announced closer to the local release.

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Isaac Bober

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