Update (30 October): Lotus Cars Australia has confirmed it has secured an Evora GT430 for our market, with a starting price of $259,990. 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.
Lotus Cars's local arm has confirmed one Evora GT430 will be offered in Australia, with a ticket price of $259,990 plus on-road costs.
The vehicle will be built in November and arrive early next year in 'Gulf Blue' livery.
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