Lotus has added to its ever-expanding range of sports cars – but the new Evora isn't a special edition, it's a softer series model.
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Lotus has added a softer, more day-to-day focused GT410 to the Evora line-up in Europe.

The GT410 will sit alongside the GT410 Sport in the Evora range, with a lower starting price and a raft of comfort-oriented features (by Hethel standards, at least) to make the largest Lotus a friendlier beast on the roads.

The cabin houses a set of heated Sparco seats and air-conditioning, and there's a "premium" infotainment system on board with Apple CarPlay, DAB digital radio, and a reversing camera.

Road noise has been put in the firing line with extra sound deadening, too. Owners even get armrests on the new door trims.

Externally you get 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels, behind which hide AP Racing brakes. Power still comes from a supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine making 306kW and 420Nm, mated with a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.

In keeping with its more daily-focused remit, the damper rates have been retuned for a slightly more comfortable ride, although it's still likely to be a corner carver when push comes to shove. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres are standard, rather than the more track-oriented rubber of the GT410 Sport.

Finally, the rear window has been enlarged to improve rearward visibility.

Will the Evora GT410 be offered in Australia?

A company spokesperson said "Lotus Cars Australia is currently evaluating its potential in the Australian market, in consultation with Lotus UK".

Although some changes have also been made to the racier GT410 Sport model in the UK, Lotus Australia "is currently working through the MY2020 specifications to ensure a strong mix of equipment and market positioning for the AU market".

We'll update you when pricing and specs are released.