The very first Lotus Evora 400 models have been completed by the British automaker and are now heading to dealerships.
Lotus chief executive Jean-Marc Gales revealed that during September and October, Lotus dealerships throughout the United Kingdom and mainland Europe will start to receive their very first Evora 400s.
“The Evora 400 has already received admiration and critical acclaim from media around the world, praising its performance, handling and design. In September and October, Lotus dealers throughout the UK and mainland Europe will be receiving their demonstrator and customers cars, so now is the opportunity for drivers to get behind the wheel and experience the Evora 400 for themselves.”
Prospective customers in the United States and China will have to wait until next year before Evora 400 deliveries commence there.
Powering the Lotus Evora 400 is an uprated version of the Evora S’s supercharged 3.5-litre Toyota V6 engine. It now delivers 400 hp, a 16 per cent increase. Torque is now 410 Nm and the British marque has confirmed it will sprint to 96 km/h in just 4.1 seconds and on to a top speed of 300 km/h. The Lotus Evora 400 is also 22 kg lighter (1415 kg’s total) than the Evora S with the ability to lap the test track at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel 6 seconds faster than the previous generation Evora.