Lotus Evora GT430 & GT430 Sport

Technical information

PERFORMANCE* Evora GT430 Evora GT430 Sport
Max power 430 hp at 7000 rpm (436 PS) 430 hp at 7,000 rpm (436 PS)
Max torque (Manual) 325 lbft at 4,500 rpm (440 Nm) 325 lbft at 4,500 (440 Nm)
Max torque (Automatic) 332 lbft at 4,500 (450 Nm) 332 lbft at 4,500 (450 Nm) 
0-60 mph (Manual) 3.7 seconds 3.7 seconds
0-60 mph (Automatic) 3.6 seconds 3.6 seconds
0-100 km/h (Manual) 3.8 seconds 3.8 seconds
0-100 km/h (Automatic) 3.7 seconds 3.7 seconds
Max speed (Manual) 190 mph (305 km/h) 196 mph (315 km/h)
Max speed (Automatic) 174 mph (280 km/h) 174 mph (280 km/h)
Kerb weight (Manual) 1,299 kg 1,289 kg
Kerb weight (Automatic) 1,310 kg 1,300 kg
Dry weight (Manual) 1,258 kg 1,248 kg
Dry weight (Automatic) 1,269 kg 1,259 kg
Power-to-weight ratio (dry weight) 342 hp per tonne 345 hp per tonne
Aerodynamic downforce at maximum speed   250 kg 100 kg
Hethel lap time (Manual) 1:25.8 seconds 1:26.8 seconds 
Low 16.9 (16.7) 15.5 (18.2)
Medium 26.4 (10.7) 25.4 (11.1)
High 31 (9.1) 30.1 (9.4)
Extra high 29.7 (9.5) 29.4 (9.6)
Combined 26.7 (10.6) 25.7 (11.0)
CO2 emissions, Combined 240 g/km 249 g/km

Underpinned by the company’s acknowledged eminence in lightweight engineering, and at a new benchmark weight of 1,258 kg (dry), the Lotus Evora GT430 is the manufacturer’s most powerful and accomplished road car to date. With such performance, and all the marque’s chassis expertise, the new Evora GT430 delivers tremendous real-world speed and handling unheard of in its class. Without the aerodynamic elements, the Evora GT430 Sport weighs 10kg less at 1248kg (dry), bringing the power-to-weight ratio to 345 hp / tonne and the top speed to 196 mph (315 km/h) making it the fastest Lotus production car ever.

Adding to the acclaimed Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410 models, the new Evora GT430 range now includes two body options and a choice of manual or automatic transmission. Joining the Evora GT430 is the Evora GT430 Sport, a new member of the family that carries the same phenomenal firepower and sculptured body-style but without the additional downforce-creating aerodynamic elements. Both models are powered by the same 3.5-litre V6 supercharged and charge cooled engine, producing 430 hp and 440 Nm of torque (Automatic version: 450 Nm). Boasting a high specification, the Evora GT430 range includes, as standard, Ohlins TTX two-way adjustable dampers, J-grooved and ventilated brake discs - paired with AP Racing four-piston calipers all round, a Torsen-type limited slip differential (LSD) and an adjustable traction control system.

With new and specifically designed body panels, featuring exposed carbon weave sections, front and rear, the Lotus GT430 generates up to 250 kg of downforce through advanced aerodynamics. Larger front apertures, a new carbon fibre splitter, air blades and louvers positioned on top of each front wheel arch clearly illustrate the supercar credentials of the Evora GT430 when viewed head on. At the rear, aero ducts behind each wheel reduce pressure in the wheel arch and offer visibility of the wider Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, and a large rear diffuser provides a sharp visual finish. Both are crowned by the large, profiled carbon wing. The new Evora GT430 Sport makes full use of carbon fibre to help hit its low kerb weight. This means that standard components include full carbon front and rear bumpers, front access panel, roof panel, rear quarter panels as well as a one-piece louvered tailgate with integrated spoiler.

The whole of the Evora GT430 range also benefits from advanced aerodynamics, including two enlarged carbon fibre front ducts, with integrated air blades, to efficiently move air though to the front wheel cavities and reduce turbulence created by the wheels. The curved rear edges of the front wheel arch panels also play a role, channelling air along the side of the car, while sculpted ducts behind each rear wheel vent airflow as quickly as possible from the wheel arches, balancing downforce. As a result, the Evora GT430 Sport generates up to 100 kg of downforce at 196 mph, some 56% more than the Evora Sport 410. The Evora GT430 generates up to 250 kg of downforce at 190 mph.