The Lotus Evora GT410 Is A Softer, Cuddlier Sports Car

Lotus has made a more comfort-oriented version of the Evora GT410 Sport, which promises a smoother ride and less noise in the cabin
The Lotus Evora GT410 Is A Softer, Cuddlier Sports Car

Normally when a ‘new’ Lotus emerges, we know what to expect. It’ll be an existing model that’s been kicking around for years, livened up with new dampers, stickier tyres and perhaps some fresh carbonfibre panels. This latest release from Hethel, however, is the exact opposite.

It’s the Evora GT410, a car which is aimed at “providing owners with improved usability and a new level of driving comfort”. This is the softer, friendly Evora, which will no doubt still be sharper than most other sports cars out there.

The Lotus Evora GT410 Is A Softer, Cuddlier Sports Car

The existing GT410 Sport remains on sale - which itself has been treated to some suspension fettling - giving Lotus a two-car Evora range. The GT410 non-Sport has a revised damper rate, giving it a smoother ride. It’s wearing less aggressive boots, with the Sport’s Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2s switched for Pilot Sport 4 S rubber.

In the cabin, there’s a much-needed infotainment upgrade. The GT410 gets a new system with Apple CarPlay a DAB radio - somehow, despite it being 2020, this is the first time the Evora’s had the latter feature.

The Lotus Evora GT410 Is A Softer, Cuddlier Sports Car

You’ll be able to hear your tunes more clearly, as there’s more sound deadening than before. The door cards have been redesigned to incorporate armrests and storage bins, and the Sparco seats are new too. Rounding off the additions is a reversing camera.

The power source remains a Toyota V6 - to which Lotus has affixed a supercharger. Power sits at 410bhp, and although Lotus hasn’t given a 0-60mph time, we see no reason for it to have changed from the GT410 Sport’s 3.9sec figure.

The Lotus Evora GT410 Is A Softer, Cuddlier Sports Car

It’s available to order in various new colours and has a starting price of £82,900 in the UK and €99,900 in Germany. That works £3000 less than a GT410 Sport for us Brits and a whopping €11,000 drop for German punters.

Would you have one over a 992 Porsche 911 Carrera?


Ray Sloan

Oh cool. When are we getting the Exigencies in the US again?

01/29/2020 - 14:01 |
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The Exige currently has been crash tested for the US market due to lack of side impact airbags which cannot be fitted to the seats. It would cost a lot of money to do this so at less there is a massive market for it does not make business sense to redesign part of the car and homologate it for the US market.

01/29/2020 - 14:28 |
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Freddie Skeates

I do not envy the people who write the Lotus Elise, Exige and Evora pages. You really have to keep up

01/29/2020 - 15:47 |
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Would have it over a 911 any day of the week

01/29/2020 - 21:36 |
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German Car fanboy

Lotuses are supposed to be light and raw-feeling. This one is neither.

01/30/2020 - 05:23 |
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How do you know? 🤔

01/30/2020 - 07:39 |
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Lotus is allowed to make more then 2 models (elise and exige are light and raw)

02/01/2020 - 15:20 |
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This is in my top5 dream cars now
A light “small” super/sports car
With som comfort added nice

03/13/2020 - 22:23 |
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