New Lotus Evora 400 laps test track 6sec faster than Evora S

Remember the Lotus Evora 400 that was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show? Well, Lotus has confirmed that it has lapped its test track six seconds faster than its predecessor, the Evora S.

Lotus Evora 400 prototype-Hethel track

Running on road tyres and stock suspension, the Evora 400 lapped the Hethel test track in the UK in 1:32, smashing the Evora S time of 1:38. This is largely due to the increase in attention to detail on the 400. Engineers have replaced more than two-thirds of the Evora S parts, adding 41kW and reducing weight by 22kg.

The Evora 400 is powered by a 3.5-litre supercharged V6 producing 298kW of power and 410Nm of torque, capable of 0-100km/h in 4.2 seconds. It weighs 1415kg and offers a top speed of 300km/h. Group Lotus PLC CEO Jean-Marc Gales said:

“Internally, we all knew that the Evora 400 would be capable of exceeding expectations. Our initial pre-production tests provided immense confidence and a six seconds lap time advantage at Hethel. Our commitment to reducing weight to create a lightweight and efficient supercar has paid off.”

Lotus is expected to make its first European deliveries of the Evora 400 in August this year. Lotus Australia is yet to announce local market entry details and prices.