Following the introduction of the Evora 400 and the Evora Sport 410 to global markets, Lotus has now unveiled its most powerful road-going model ever – the Evora GT430. Powered by an updated version of the 3.5-litre V6 supercharged engine producing 430bhp, this new addition to the line-up is a limited run model.
The Evora GT430 weighs just 1,258kg (dry) thanks to a lighter titanium exhaust, carbon body panels and lightweight interior components. The body panels feature exposed carbon weave sections and the GT430 generates up to 250kg of downforce at speed. Larger front apertures, a new carbon fibre splitter, air blades and louvers positioned on top of each front wheel arch illustrate the sports car credentials of the Evora GT430 when viewed head on. At the rear, the aero ducts behind each wheel reduce pressure in the wheel arch and reveal the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and a large rear diffuser provides a sharp visual finish.
Retaining the old 3.5-litre supercharged V6, the car’s reconfigured engine produces 430bhp at 7,000 rpm and 440Nm of torque from 4,500 rpm. The engine is paired to a 6-speed manual gearbox.
Only 60 examples of the GT430 will be made in Norfolk, England, for sale in select markets around the world. The car, in fact, will be sold in UK, Germany, France, Italy and Japan.