Lotus Evora GT430 sports car

26.10.2017

Precision,
beauty and
performance

 


Lotus Evora GT430 $259,990* RRP & GT430 Sport $239,990*

* before on road costs & Govt charges

 

 

--> The most powerful road going Lotus sports car ever

--> Just 60 editions planned for worldwide markets

--> Just 1 of each model coming to Australia

--> 2 versions to choose from

 

 

 

--> 0-100 km/h in 3.8 secs

--> 320kW, 440Nm

--> Just 1,299kg kerb weight

--> Up to 250kg of downforce

--> Adjustable suspension



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Just 60 will be made worldwide. Perfect for B-roads, but ballistically fast when needed, the new Evora GT430 can lap the famous Hethel test track in 1 minute 25.8 seconds – a record for an Evora. As fast as the famed Lotus 3-Eleven Road car on the same circuit, the GT430’s performance envelope is derived from a combination of clever aero and dynamic developments as well as outright power. As a result, the car is manifest of Colin Chapman’s visionary quote: “Adding power makes you faster on the straights; subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere." 



Marking the return of a famous Lotus badge, and acknowledging the Lotus Esprit V8 GT and the Esprit GT3 from the 1990s, this two-seater encapsulates the company’s approach to fast point-to-point sports cars. With new and specifically designed body panels, featuring exposed carbon weave sections, front and rear, the Lotus GT430 generates up to 250 kg of downforce through advanced aerodynamics.


Larger front apertures, a new carbon fibre splitter, air blades and louvers positioned on top of each front wheel arch clearly illustrate the supercar credentials of the Evora GT430 when viewed head on. At the rear, aero ducts behind each wheel reduce pressure in the wheel arch and offer visibility of the wider Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and a large rear diffuser provides a sharp visual finish. Both are crowned by the large, profiled carbon wing. 

 

 

Reviews

Top Gear said "The chassis is the prime star here. On an interesting road, one with corners and bumps and unpredictable changes in speed, you and the Evora find a harmony and intimacy. It works with you and communicates what it is doing, so you learn the depth of its reserves of grip and power and the immense security of its brakes. Mind you, without a track you’ll never really plumb those reserves."

 

Motoring Research said "...it is a truly thrilling, utterly rewarding drive. For me it’s even preferable to a McLaren 720S as a track car..."

 

Road & Track Magazine said "The GT430's upgrade sheet lists like a pure supercar. It has a two-way adjustable suspension, Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires, forged aluminum wheels, AP Racing brakes, 430 horsepower...but despite all those track-ready upgrades, the GT430 is actually a joy to use on the road. There's plenty of headroom, and you can even opt for Apple CarPlay..."

 

Autocar reviewed the Evora GT430 "... it turns in with an extraordinary precision that shocks you at first with just how immediate and involving it is..... addictive...the mechanical grip created by the aerodynamic package is quite extraordinaryre...an Evora that’s as good as it ever has been and one of the finest driver’s cars around..."

 

The Lotus Forums said "...The front and rear bumpers look like the work of an F1 aerodynamicist on his day off...The GT430 is an enthralling car. One that will leave everyone who drives it wanting more..."

 

 

Key points

- Supercharged and charge cooled V6, the car’s reconfigured engine produces 430 hp (436 PS) at 7,000 rpm and 440 Nm (325 lbft) of torque from 4,500 rpm. The increase in torque is facilitated through the introduction of an air-to-liquid gearbox cooler as standard.
 

- Low- inertia, single-mass flywheel, to help ensure swift changes, while a Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) 


- Up to 250 kg at maximum speed of 305 km/h


- Ultra-lightweight forged aluminium wheels


- Newly developed variable traction control function, linked directly to the ECU with five pre-set traction levels (1%, 3%, 6%, 9%, 12% slip) and ‘off'


- 2-piece J- grooved and ventilated brake discs at the front, paired with AP Racing four-piston calipers all round, while the rear uses 3-piece discs with lightweight aluminium centres 


- Carbon race seats, new carbon door sills and a new lightweight carbon instrument binnacle cover


- Titanium exhaust system


- Lotus-tuned, Öhlins® TTX aluminium two-way adjustable dampers – twenty click adjustment compression and rebound; twin tube design; low internal friction 


- Lightweight Lithium Ion battery


- Carbon fibre front splitter


- Carbon fibre front bumper, including drag-reducing air curtain


- Carbon fibre rear bumper, including venting for wheel arch


- Carbon fibre front access panel


- Carbon fibre roof panel


- Carbon fibre lower A panels


- Carbon fibre rear quarter panels


- Carbon fibre profiled rear wing


- Carbon fibre rear diffuser


- Lightweight carbon fibre tailgate with integrated rear spoiler and louvered backlight


- Carbon fibre seats


- Carbon fibre door sills


More information on Lotus Cars website


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