If you recall, Lotus suffered a minor hiccup with the sale of 2015 model-year vehicles in the US because they didn’t meet all-new airbag and safety regulations put into place for this year.
But after a year of preparing and implementing some modifications, Lotus is ready to sell the Evora once again in the US–and it will cost you $89,900 for the basic price of entry.
Europe deliveries are scheduled to happen in August while us Americans have to wait until December to receive our first shipment.
As a refresher, the Lotus Evora gets slightly updated with a Toyota-sourced supercharged 3.5L V6 with 400hp and 301 lb-ft of twist, allowing for a 0-62 time of just 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 186 mph. It can be mated to either a six-speed manual that comes standard with a limited-slip differential, or you can boring and go for the automatic, which also forgoes the LSD, compromising handling.
The suspension and brakes were revised while some more aluminum was employed, reducing the curb weight by 48lbs.
For full details, check out the press release below.
Lotus announces prices for Evora 400
- Prices start at £72,000 (UK)
- High level of standard specification
- Fastest and most powerful production Lotus ever
- Deliveries from August 2015
Lotus Cars is delighted to announce the prices of the new Evora 400. The latest supercar from Lotus combines high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling and is lighter, more efficient and dynamically better than ever, providing a purer driving experience.
UK prices will start from £72,000 (for other markets, see table below). For this price the car benefits from a high level of standard specification including 370 mm composite two piece brake discs from AP Racing, a Limited Slip Differential, automatic air-conditioning and infotainment system including satellite navigation. In addition to this, the options list includes automatic transmission at £2,000, Alcantara or Leather trim upgrades at £2,500 and metallic paint at £900.
A “Black Pack” option, available at £1,250, provides a distinctive look, with selected exterior panels including the roof, sills and centre section of the three-element rear wing in gloss black and a dark headlining in the interior. Lightweight forged alloy wheels can be fitted for £2,000 and cruise control and yellow or black brake callipers are priced at £300 each.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc states: “We know that the Lotus Evora 400 can deliver the performance of a car costing significantly more and we are conscious that the pricing is highly competitive. Yet, the greatest merit which no other sports car or supercar can deliver is a peerless Lotus driving experience.”
Jean-Marc Gales concludes: “The Evora 400 is the fastest road-going Lotus that we have ever produced. It delivers supercar looks allied to supercar performance and our global dealer network of 179 dealers which will grow to 200 by the end of the year is excited to be able to deliver this high performing benchmark handling supercar to the ever growing customer waiting list.”
The new Lotus Evora 400 laps the Lotus test track at Hethel six seconds faster than the previous Evora S in a time of 1 minute 32 seconds. Combining high performance with the legendary Lotus benchmark handling, it is faster and dynamically more capable than the previous Lotus Evora leading to greater agility and a more involving drive.
Maximum speed is 186 mph (300 km/h) and acceleration 0-60 mph is just 4.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 4.2 seconds). Over two thirds of the Lotus Evora 400 is new, including its supercharged and charge-cooled mid-mounted 3.5-litre V6 engine producing 400 horsepower and 410 Nm of torque. A new aluminium chassis incorporates a new interior and the lightweight composite body has changed significantly both front and rear.
The new Evora 400, which was revealed at the Geneva Motor Show in March, will enter production for European markets in the summer and deliveries will commence in August this year. North American markets will receive the Evora 400 as a 2016 model year in December, with China taking first deliveries in early 20Lotus Evora 400 International pricing including local taxes where applicable:
UK (Pound Sterling) – £72000
Germany (Euros) – €96,000
Japan (Yen) – ¥13,200,000
USA (Dollars) – $89,900 (excluding local sales taxes)
China (RMB) – 1,318,000
Official fuel consumption figures and CO2 emissions figures are not available at the time of going to press. They will be provided on the Lotus website www.lotuscars.com as soon as they are available.