The stunning new Evora GT takes the Evora’s unique attributes to spectacular new heights. Sports car agility, precision and response meets GT car refinement and comfort like never before.
Whatever the road throws at you, whether it’s a sweeping curve, challenging hairpin or undulating straight, the Evora demonstrates complete mastery over them all. An elegant, low-drag, fastback design combines fluid lines and a swept-forward cabin with an athletic stance and distinctive presence.
Available as both a 2+0 or 2+2, with a choice of 6-speed manual or paddleshift automatic transmissions, a wide range of options allows you to specify your car for enhanced GT comfort or greater track focus.
For the interior, the dashboard, door panels, transmission tunnel and centre console are all trimmed in black Alcantara®, complemented by contrast twin colour stitching (bespoke leather is an option). The lightweight magnesium steering wheel is clad in leather and Alcantara®, the instrument binnacle cover is carbon fibre, as are the backs of the Sparco race seats. An integrated 7” touch-screen infotainment system with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth® functionality, satellite navigation and reversing camera is also standard.
Every new Lotus Evora GT can be personalised through the increasingly popular Lotus Exclusive programme. Developed by the Lotus Design team to inspire customers, it combines traditional British craftsmanship with the best of modern design, and allows owners to tailor vehicles to their personal taste. Since its introduction last year, roughly a third of all new Lotus cars now undergo some form of customisation.
In addition to Lotus’ slick, six-speed manual gearbox with a Torsen type limited slip differential (LSD), the Evora GT is also available with an automatic transmission option. Quick shifting through the gears via lightweight aluminium paddles mounted to the steering wheel contributes to a 0-60 mph time of 3.8 seconds.
The new Evora GT features four driver selectable ESP modes – selected via a dashboard switches. ‘Drive’, ‘Sport’, ‘Race’ and ‘Off’. Sport and Race settings increase throttle response, respectively increasing traction slip - allowing the driver a finer degree of control before intervention.
The Evora GT is powered by a specially calibrated and tuned higher-output version of Lotus’ supercharged, 3.5-litre 6-cylinder engine with integrated water-to-air charge cooler, producing 422 PS (416 bhp) at 7000 rpm and 317 lb-ft (430 Nm) of torque from 3500 rpm to give a 0-60 mph time of just 3.8 seconds. The automatic option has 332 lb-ft (450 Nm) and returns a similar acceleration time.
Employing selected lightweight carbon fibre components as standard, the new Evora GT enjoys a sleek silhouette. However, as with all Lotus sports cars, aerodynamic downforce is also a requirement and this new GT-class coupe generates up to 64 kg of downforce (double that of the Evora 400) making it the new benchmark when compared to similarly priced rivals.
With all the lightweight options fitted, mass is further reduced to 3,104 lbs (1,408 kg). This gives a total weight saving of 71 lbs (32 kg) when compared to the Evora 400.
0-60 mph in 3.8 seconds and 422 PS
|Max power||PS / bhp||422 / 416||422 / 416|
|Max torque||lb-ft / Nm||317 / 430||332 / 450|
|Max speed||mph / km/h||188 / 303||174 / 280|
|CO2 emissions||g / mile||441||440|
|Wet / kerb weight||lbs / kg||3,175 / 1440||3,199 / 1451|
|Lightest possible weight||lbs / kg||3,104 / 1,408||3,128 / 1,419|
|Downforce at max speed||lbs / kg||141 / 64||141 / 64|
|Power-to-weight ratio (lightest possible)||hp / tonne||300 PS / tonne|
295 bhp / tonne
|297 PS / tonne|
293 bhp / tonne
|ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION|
|3.5 litre (3,456 cc) V6, 24-valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger|
|6-speed manual transmission, with gearbox cooler, coupled to Lotus’ precision shift aluminium mechanism|
|Lightweight, single-mass, low inertia fly wheel|
|Torsen Type Limited Slip Differential (manual only)|
|CHASSIS AND BODY|
|Anodised, lightweight aluminium, extruded, epoxy bonded and riveted high-stiffness chassis|
|Lightweight composite panels with louvred exit ducts above wheel arch|
|Servo assisted, lightweight 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs and AP Racing four piston calipers (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm)|
|Unequal length, high lateral stiffness, forged aluminium, double wishbone suspension with Eibach® tubular front and rear anti-roll bars|
|Sports suspension package: Eibach® ultra-light, low-sideload springs, front and rear, fitted to Bilstein® sports dampers|
|Lotus tuned hydraulically-assisted, rigidly-mounted, rack and pinion steering system, with 2.86 turns lock-to-lock|
|Driver selectable ESP modes – Drive / Sport / Race / Off|
|Active exhaust valve control|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Composite and glass tailgate with three element rear wing|
|Lightweight rear aluminium sport diffuser with composite surround|
|Carbon rear bumper with exposed lower area|
|Side sills in matt black finish|
|Mirror caps in gloss black finish|
|Glass rear quarter panel|
|AP Racing® brake calipers, red finish with black logo|
|Michelin® Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (front 245/35 ZR19-93Y, rear 295/30 ZR20-101Y)|
|Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels (19" 8J front and 20" 10.5J rear 10 spoke alloy wheels) in gloss black or High Power silver|
|Powerfold and heated door mirrors|
|LED daytime running lights|
|Oval exhaust finisher|
|2+2 and 2+0 seat configuration|
|Sparco® sports seats with carbon backs, trimmed in black Alcantara® and perforated leather, with red or black Alcantara® stripes and contrast twin stitching|
|Instrument panel, centre console and door panels trimmed in black Alcantara® with contrast twin stitching in yellow and white or red and white|
|Carbon fibre instrument binnacle|
|Steering wheel trimmed in black leather and Alcantara®, with black stitching|
|Door grab handle in black Alcantara®, gear lever gaiter and hand brake sleeve in black leather|
|Alcantara® trimmed switch cover|
|Interior Colour Pack: centre console panel and door grab handles in black|
|Instrument panel surround, steering wheel finisher, HVAC panel and door release levers in gunmetal finish|
|Rear parking sensor|
|Lightweight aluminium gear knob|
|Aluminium face level vents and blanking plate surround|
|Dark grey headlining|
|Carbon fibre sill covers|
|Lightweight driver's footrest|
|Lightweight aluminium pedal pads|
|Premium infotainment unit (7" screen, including AppleCarPlay & Android Auto, satellite navigation and reversing camera)|
|Fuel tank capacity||55 litres|
|CONSUMPTION (mpg) & EMSSIONS|
|CO2 emissions (combined)||441 g / mile||440 g / mile|