The Evora is the flagship model from British carmaker Lotus, and one of the newest evolutions is called the GT430.
The GT430 is the most powerful iteration of the Evora yet, and clearly the most track-focused version ever built, given it makes up to 250kg of downforce thanks to a massive carbon-fibre rear wing that would look more at home on a Le Mans racer than a street-legal road car. (And now there's the GT430 Sport, too...)
With a top speed of 315km/h and able to go from 0-100km/h in 3.8 seconds via a six-speed manual transmission (exclusively) it’s also the fastest Evora ever, which is why we’ve come to Phillip Island raceway to try it out.
Best of all, it’s light – as we’ve come to expect from Lotus – at just under 1300kg or nearly 200kg less than a Golf R. And just like the hardcore Porsches like the GT3 RS, the Lotus wears Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres – nice and fat on the rear, too, at 295/30 – so this is going to be fun.
Except, there’s rain coming – oh s…