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Update – Lotus Cars Australia has given an update regarding local availability of the Evora GT430. See bottom of article for details


The limited-edition Lotus Evora GT430 has been revealed, and is said to be the company’s most powerful road-going car yet.

As its name suggests, the Evora GT430 features a retuned 3.5-litre supercharged V6 developing 321kW of power or 430 horsepower. In addition to this, torque has been upped to 440Nm.

Drive goes to the rear wheels via a six-speed manual and a Torsen-style limited differential. The GT430 can reportedly complete the 0-100km/h standard in 3.8 seconds, and hit a top speed of 305km/h.

By way of comparison, the Evora Sport 410 has 306kW/410Nm at its disposal, and can do the 0-100km/h sprint in 4.2 seconds.

The car rides on 19-inch forged alloy wheels at the front, and 20-inch rims at the rear. The front wheels are fitted with 245/35 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, while the rear wheels feature 295/30 rubber.

Stopping power comes courtesy of a revised braking setup with four-piston AP Racing callipers up front.

Being a special edition from Lotus, the Evora GT430 benefits from a some time in the gym, with its dry weight said to be 1258kg, down down 26kg from the Evora Sport 410.

Weight saving measures include a 10kg lighter titanium exhaust, lightweight Eibach springs, a thinner under tray, and carbon door sills and instrument binnacle.

Lotus has also reworked the Evora’s aerodynamics with a carbon-fibre front splitter, enlarged and reshaped front air intakes, louvres above the front wheels, new ducts behind both sets of wheels, and a large carbon-fibre rear wing.

The options list includes carbon-fibre backed Sparco seats, four-point harnesses, and a touchscreen infotainment system.

Australia

The order books are now open for the two-seat only Evora GT430.

Simply Sports Cars, Lotus’ Australian importer, says: “No confirmed details for Australia as yet. With just 60 being built they will go quickly.”


Update: Lotus Cars Australia is still unable to confirm whether an allocation of the GT430 can be secured for our market, however, the company is trying to secure at least one example of the limited-edition model.

In a statement, the local arm says it is taking expressions of interest, though prospective purchasers are required to place a $25,000 non-refundable deposit with their dealer.

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