Lotus has unveiled the 2018 Lotus Evora GT430, which it says is the most powerful road-going Lotus ever built. The Evora GT430 is powered a 3.5-liter V6 supercharged and charge cooled engine that generates 430 hp and 325 lb-ft. of torque, which is enough for a 0-60 mph time of 3.7 seconds.
Only 60 examples of the Lotus Evora GT430 will be built.
The GT430 is also lighter than the Evora 410 with a dry weight of just over 2,700 pounds. On the outside it gets a new aero kit with exposed carbon weave sections to generates up to 551 lbs (250 kg) of downforce. The GT430 also gets larger front apertures, a new carbon fiber splitter, air blades and louvers positioned on top of each front wheel arch. At the rear, aero ducts behind each wheel reduce pressure in the wheel arch and a large rear diffuser provides a sharp visual finish. Lastly the GT430 is finished off with a large, profiled carbon wing.
There are also new dynamic stability modes (with ‘Drive‘, ‘Sport’, ‘Race’ and ‘Off’ settings) that can be selected. The Evora GT430 also includes a newly developed variable traction control function, which allows the amount of wheel slip to be set by the driver whilst in ‘Race / Off’ setting, with five pre-set traction levels (1%, 3%, 6%, 9%, 12% slip).
Inside the GT430 gets new carbon-backed Sparco seats with a unique trim design can also be ordered, while driver and passenger four-point harnesses and titanium rear frame are optional.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said, “The Evora GT430 is a landmark car for Lotus. Lightweight engineering and class-leading handling, paired with Lotus’ aerodynamic expertise, define the Evora GT430 as a legendary Lotus. It’s a truly beautiful car, meticulously finished in hand-crafted carbon, and employing the latest aerodynamics and lightweight materials. This highly developed vehicle perfectly reflects Lotus’ attention to engineering and design. We expect the lucky owners to be blown away by its pure presence and staggering performance.”
Lotus is only going to build 60 examples of the Evora GT430, but the pricing has not been announced.