Right now, Lotus is still trying to balance between its high expenses and the need to update its offer, and the new 2017 Lotus Evora 400 is a risky gamble. In any case, the new Evora 400 sports a number of upgrades, most of which concern performances and safety features, which created some trouble on the U.S. market a few years back. Let us see if the new Evora 400 has what it takes to continue to take on Porsche and Alfa.
Release Date of Lotus Evora 400
The 2017 Lotus Evora is scheduled to make an appearance in early 2016.
2017 Lotus Evora 400 Price
The starting price for this beauty is $90,900 and by the look of things, there are plenty of buyers lining up.
Exterior of Lotus Evora 400
As far as the exterior goes, the front of the 2017 Evora 400 is going to bear some similarities to its redesigned predecessor.
In other words, the Evora 400 has been updated even further, and looks far more aggressive and powerful than it used to just a few generations ago.
The lights have also been given a touchup and the new LEDs are ready to tackle any kind of weather.
In the rear, the fascia has been blessed with a redesigned pair of taillights and an improved bumper. In any case, the weight reduction and more downforce are always welcome on this type of vehicle. The icing on the cake are new wheels and color options.
Lotus Evora 400 Interior
On the inside, much thought was given to cabin space and comfort. Earlier models were not exactly built for comfort and the series has been hurting immensely for it.
This means the seats and the upholstery are top notch, built to be both light and comfy, with Alcantara and Scottish leather being the preferred choice.
The dashboard has been redesigned for practicality and the overall handling has facilitated a smoother ride than ever before.
State of the art infotainment and audio systems go without saying, and the new safety features have been built in accordance with all the proper standards and regulations, something that had been brought into question on at least one occasion – those U.S. standards and their airbags…
2017 Lotus Evora 400 Engine
In the engine department, we are looking at a 3.5 L supercharged V-6 straight out of Toyota’s handbook, which should go a long way in terms of reliability and performance. Speaking of which, the engine is capable of dishing out some 400 hp and 302 lb-ft of torque, which is a significant improvement over the previous model.
The acceleration is also quite impressive, 0-60 mph in just over 4 seconds. The top speed is capped at 186 mph. Naturally, the transmission is a 6-speed manual, while its signature traction control system with three settings will make sure everything goes smoothly and in accordance with your needs.
Another nice feature is the ability is the exhaust system which can be adjusted to various settings, which mostly affect your surroundings. Basically, the level of noise and exhaust fumes can be controlled automatically.