News Evora GT430 Fastest Lotus Ever

16:52  13 september  2017
16:52  13 september  2017 Source:   Wheels.ca

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Without the aerodynamic elements, the Evora GT 430 Sport weighs 10kg less at 1248 kg (dry), bringing the power-to-weight ratio to 345 hp / tonne and the top speed to 196 mph (315 km/h) making it the fastest Lotus production car ever .

Without the aerodynamic elements, the Evora GT 430 Sport weighs 10kg less at 1248kg (dry), bringing the power-to-weight ratio to 345 hp / tonne and the top speed to 196 mph (315 km/h) making it the fastest Lotus production car ever .

Evora GT430: Lotus Evora GT430 © Wheels.ca Lotus Evora GT430

Lotus has introduced an expanded Evora GT430 line-up designed to appeal to a wider range of customers who want the ultimate in high performance sports cars.

The new Evora GT430 range now includes two body options and a choice of manual or automatic transmission.

Joining the recently announced Evora GT430 is the Evora GT430 Sport, a new member of the family that carries the same phenomenal firepower and sculptured body-style but without the additional downforce-creating aerodynamic elements.

Both models are powered by the same 3.5-litre V6 supercharged and charge cooled engine, producing 430 hp. Without the aerodynamic elements, the Evora GT430 Sport weighs 10 kg less at 1248 kg (dry), bringing the power-to-weight ratio to 345 hp/tonne and the top speed to 196 mph (315 km/h) making it the fastest Lotus production car ever.

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Following the successful introduction of the Lotus Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410 to global markets, Lotus has unveiled its most powerful road-going model ever – the Evora GT 430 .

2018 Lotus Evora GT 430 . Marking the return of a famous Lotus badge, and acknowledging the Lotus Esprit V8 GT and the Esprit GT3 from the 1990s, this two-seater encapsulates the company's approach to fast point-to-point sports cars. 0-60mph is dispatched in just

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The Evora GT430 is differentiated from the Evora GT430 Sport through the inclusion of motorsport derived aerodynamics provided by a carbon fibre splitter, a large, profiled carbon wing and louvers on top of each front wheel arch which reduce pressure within the front wheel arches together with wider wheels and tires.

Boasting a high specification, the new Evora GT430 range includes, as standard, Ohlins TTX two-way adjustable dampers, J-grooved and ventilated brake discs – paired with AP Racing four-piston calipers all round, a Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) and an adjustable traction control system.

The new Evora GT430 Sport makes full use of carbon fibre to help hit its low kerb weight.

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That makes it formally the fastest Lotus production automobile ever . “With the Evora GT 430 Sport, we have responded to this demand to add to the whole range of thoroughbred Lotus cars that are great on the track as well as supremely capable on the road.”

Without the aerodynamic elements, the Evora GT 430 Sport weighs 10kg less at 1248 kg (dry), bringing the power-to-weight ratio to 345 hp / tonne and the top speed to 196 mph (315 km/h) making it the fastest Lotus production car ever .

This means that standard components include full carbon front and rear bumpers, front access panel, roof panel, rear quarter panels as well as a one-piece louvered tailgate with integrated spoiler.

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Lotus owner Geely plans SUV and cars to rival Ferrari .
Two months after completing its purchase of the Norfolk car maker, Geely is aiming for the top of the performance car segmentThis includes a decision on whether to produce a Lotus SUV that will be made very soon. Geely executives are already considering which platform it would be built on, the most obvious candidate being the Compact Modular Architecture that underpins both the Volvo XC40 and Lynk&Co 01.

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