Lotus Evora GT410 Sport revealed

The Evora GT410 Sport is the latest in a long and growing line of special edition Lotus models

Lotus has revealed the latest in its long line of Evora specials. Called the GT410 Sport, this new model has been designed to sit below the GT430 and replace the previous Evora 410 Sport.

Available in 2+2 or strict two-seater forms, the GT410 Sport is powered by a Toyota-derived 3.5-litre V6 engine fitted with an Edelbrock supercharger. This is then combined to either a six-speed manual or six-speed torque converter automatic gearbox, driving the rear wheels through a Torsen limited-slip diff (manual only). Power is rated at 404bhp at 7000rpm with 309lb ft of torque from 3500rpm.

> Click here for our review of the Exige 380 Cup

Utilising similar carbonfibre-rich bodywork to the GT430, the GT410’s sleeker silhouette is courtesy of subtly redesigned front and rear bumpers. Gone too are the deep canards and tall rear wing of the GT430, all contributing to an impressive 190mph top speed. Weight figures sit at 1297kg (unladen), but when fitted with the optional titanium exhaust and Öhlins TTX two-way dampers this can drop as low as 1256kg dry.

Performance is suitably impressive, the car reaching 60mph in 3.9sec (4.0 in the manual) and we expect that impeccable Lotus handling balance to be in full effect. Lotus offers two suspension options, including a no-cost touring pack or the aforementioned ‘Race suspension package’ with adjustable twin tube Öhlins dampers coming in at a hefty £5500.

Inside is the usual Lotus combination of a perfect driving position, terrible infotainment system and pleasing materials, although those thinking that the 2+2 will be able to attack the school run might be disappointed as there is barely enough room in the rear for the seats themselves.

Starting at £85,900, there is no doubt that the Evora still has an incredible natural ability to entertain, however at that price point rivals like the Porsche 911 Carrera make the Lotus and its quirks increasingly difficult to justify.

Recommended

2022 BMW M2 spied testing on the Nürburgring
BMW M2 spies July 21
BMW M2

2022 BMW M2 spied testing on the Nürburgring

We've finally seen the all-new 2-series in full, but here's our best look yet at the range-topping M2
15 Jul 2021
Lotus Emira makes world debut – all-new coupe to rival Alpine A110
Lotus Emira
Lotus

Lotus Emira makes world debut – all-new coupe to rival Alpine A110

Lotus's first all-new car for a quarter of a century comes AMG power and sub-£60,000 price tag
13 Jul 2021
All-new BMW 2-series revealed – M240i tops range, M2 still to come
BMW 2-series 2021 – front quarter static
BMW 2 Series

All-new BMW 2-series revealed – M240i tops range, M2 still to come

Boxy, brutish and exactly the type of BMW we all want to see, the all-new 2-series Coupe is here
6 Jul 2021
2022 Toyota GR 86 coming to Goodwood Festival of Speed
2022 Toyota GR86 FoS
Toyota GT 86

2022 Toyota GR 86 coming to Goodwood Festival of Speed

The Toyota GR 86 will have its public and dynamic debuts at this year's FoS
24 Jun 2021

Most Popular

New Audi RS3 revealed – AMG’s A45 S rival returns fitter and faster
2021 Audi RS3 Sportback – front tracking
Audi RS3

New Audi RS3 revealed – AMG’s A45 S rival returns fitter and faster

After months of tech insights, we now finally get to see the all-new Audi RS3 in its finished form
19 Jul 2021
Lotus Emira makes world debut – all-new coupe to rival Alpine A110
Lotus Emira
Lotus

Lotus Emira makes world debut – all-new coupe to rival Alpine A110

Lotus's first all-new car for a quarter of a century comes AMG power and sub-£60,000 price tag
13 Jul 2021
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience
Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 992 review
Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3 Touring 2021 review – pairing the magnificent 992 GT3 experience to a more subtle audience

There are few, if any, more rewarding, engaging or intense experiences for those in pursuit of the thrill of driving
14 Jul 2021