Following the successful introduction of the Lotus Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410 to
global markets, Lotus has unveiled its most powerful road-going model ever – the Evora

A beautiful and pure combination of elegance and power, Lotus has lavished attention on
hand-crafted carbon-fibre components to endow this fully homologated Evora with a level
of precision engineering and design unseen before.

This focused evolution of the critically acclaimed Evora has resulted in a landmark model
for the famous British manufacturer. Powered by a new development of the 3.5-litre V6
supercharged and charge cooled engine producing 430 hp, and benefitting from a
significant hike in downforce, the rare breed Evora GT430 is a class apart from its

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.

Given the car’s breath-taking design and phenomenal performance, the Evora GT430 is
an instant classic. Just 60 editions of this supreme Evora will be hand built in Norfolk,
England, for sale in select markets around the world and, following the popularity of
Lotus’ recent limited run editions, it’s already in line to be a true collector’s car.
Marking the return of a famous Lotus badge, and acknowledging the Lotus Esprit V8 GT
and the Esprit GT3 from the 1990s, this two-seater encapsulates the company’s
approach to fast point-to-point sports cars. 0-60mph is dispatched in just 3.7 seconds
and the car’s top speed is 190 mph (305 km/h).

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.

  • Most powerful road going Lotus sports car ever
  • 0-60 mph in 3.7 secs, 430 hp and 1,258 kg
  • 250 kg of downforce at maximum speed of 190 mph
  • Just 60 editions planned for worldwide markets
  • Available to order now

Jean-Marc Gales, CEO, Group Lotus plc said, “The Evora GT430 is a landmark car for
Lotus. Lightweight engineering and class-leading handling, paired with Lotus’
aerodynamic expertise, define the Evora GT430 as a legendary Lotus. It’s a truly
beautiful car, meticulously finished in hand-crafted carbon, and employing the latest
aerodynamics and lightweight materials. This highly developed vehicle perfectly reflects
Lotus’ attention to engineering and design. We expect the lucky owners to be blown
away by its pure presence and staggering performance.”

Faster, lighter, sharper
Featuring unique bodywork and aerodynamic elements, as well as more power, the
Evora GT430 further raises the bar for road-going sports cars. It delivers the balance and
finesse for which the marque is famous, combined with blistering pace, supreme
composure and agility at the highest speeds.

Every component of the Evora has been evaluated before inclusion to ensure that the car
retains only the items essential for performance. Despite the addition of 9 kg increased
specification components (lightweight carbon rear wing and larger wheels and tyres),
overall dry weight is down by 26 kg, to 1,258 kg, compared to the already super light
Evora Sport 410, making this the lightest road Evora to date.

In addition to the unique full carbon front and rear bumpers, which feature exposed
visible weave sections, the car is comprehensibly equipped with high-gloss, visible
carbon fibre components throughout, including a new front splitter, front access panel,
roof panel and full width rear wing. Also at the rear is a beautifully detailed, one-piece
carbon tailgate, incorporating a louvered section which, together with composite quarter
panels, affords the car an unmistakable profile.

All Lotus cars are regarded as the finest handling sports cars on the market and the new
Evora GT430 takes dynamic performance to the next level. Damping is provided by
Lotus-tuned, Öhlins TTX two-way adjustable units, with 20 click-adjustment compression
and rebound settings and saving 10kg in mass compared to the Evora Sport 410 set-up.
New, ultra-lightweight, low-sideload Eibach springs provide an increase in spring rate and
the car’s handling is improved further through the use of front and rear anti-roll bars.
Perfect for B-roads, but ballistically fast when needed, the new Evora GT430 can lap the
famous Hethel test track in 1 minute 25.8 seconds – a record for an Evora. As fast as the
famed Lotus 3-Eleven road car on the same circuit, the GT430’s performance envelope
is derived from a combination of clever aero and dynamic developments as well as
outright power. As a result, the car is manifest of Colin Chapman’s visionary quote:
“Adding power makes you faster on the straights; subtracting weight makes you faster

A superb example of this is the removal of critical weight from beyond the front and rear
axles of the Evora GT430, reducing the car’s polar moment of inertia, resulting in
improved transient response, overall agility and driver feedback.

Retaining a 3.5-litre supercharged and charge-cooled V6, the car’s reconfigured engine
produces 430 hp (436 PS) at 7,000 rpm and 440 Nm (325 lbft) of torque from 4,500 rpm.
The increase in torque is facilitated through the introduction of an air-to-liquid gearbox
cooler as standard, a feature which made its debut on the recently launched North
American Evora 400. As standard, the Evora GT430 also features a titanium exhaust,
cutting 10 kg from beyond the car’s rear axle and further amplifying the car’s aural

Also fitted as standard, the Evora GT430’s six-speed manual gearbox features a lowinertia,
single-mass flywheel, to help ensure swift changes, while a Torsen-type limited
slip differential (LSD) gives better traction, and faster exit speeds, when cornering.

The substantial aerodynamic revisions introduce bodywork elements that boost the
downforce of the Evora GT430, up to 250 kg at maximum speed of 190 mph (305 km/h)
and matching the Evora Sport 410’s maximum downforce of 64 kg at only 90 mph (145
km/h). Developed through motorsport applications, the aerodynamic modifications focus
on the management of airflow over, under and around the car. The downforce generated
makes its presence felt at even moderate speeds, allowing for higher cornering g-force
and providing enhanced high-speed stability.

A new carbon fibre front splitter cleanly separates and speeds airflow under the car, and
the two enlarged carbon fibre front ducts, with integrated air blades, efficiently move air
though to the front wheel cavities, to help reduce turbulence and drag created by the
wheels themselves. The lightweight curved rear edges of the front wheel arch panels
channel air along the side of the car and the louvers positioned on top of each front
wheel arch reduce pressure above the wheel.

The rear of the Evora GT430 has received the same attention to detail, with the deep,
sculpted ducts behind each wheel that vent airflow as quickly as possible from the wheel
arches, improving downforce. Dominating all of this is the large, high mounted
aerodynamically efficient motorsport carbon wing.

To harness the increased downforce and power, mechanical grip is provided by 10 mm
wider Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres, with 245/35 R19 at the front and 295/30 R20 at
the rear, on one inch wider 10.5J rear wheels. Ultra-lightweight forged aluminium wheels
are standard, in either black or silver, with optional finishes available in gloss red or a
gloss black machined rim design.

Dynamic stability modes (with ‘Drive‘, ‘Sport’, ‘Race’ and ‘Off’ settings) can be selected,
which allow the driver enhanced vehicle control before the system intervenes. The Evora
GT430 also includes a newly developed variable traction control function, linked directly
to the ECU, which allows the amount of wheel slip to be set by the driver whilst in ‘Race /
Off’ setting, with five pre-set traction levels (1%, 3%, 6%, 9%, 12% slip) and ‘Off’
displayed via the instrument cluster.

A fast car requires substantial stopping power, and the Evora GT430 uses two-piece J-grooved and ventilated brake discs at the front, paired with AP Racing four-piston
calipers all round, while the rear uses three-piece discs with lightweight aluminium
centres saving 2 kg.

“Lotus is famous for using its technical expertise to develop the lightest engineering
solutions,” explained Jean-Marc Gales. “Yes, it is hugely powerful but, the GT430 is not
about brutal performance. It’s an intricate balance of power, finesse and road holding, no
matter the speed, and is a true track-and-back sports car, supremely focused and
immensely fast.”

The external theme of carbon continues into the car’s exquisitely crafted cabin, with
visible-weave, handmade components as standard. These include Lotus’ beautifully
detailed carbon race seats, new carbon door sills and a new lightweight carbon
instrument binnacle cover with a new design of graphic on the instrument panel.

Newly-designed carbon-backed Sparco seats with a unique trim design can also be
ordered, whilst customers looking for a more race focused cabin can specify an optional
driver and passenger four-point harnesses and titanium rear frame.

The steering wheel, dashboard, door panels, transmission tunnel and centre console are
all trimmed in a combination of black Alcantara® and perforated leather, with a full
leather or full Alcantara® trim option available at no additional cost. All trim choices are
complemented by contrast twin colour stitching, in red and white, and matt black interior

An integrated touch-screen infotainment system can be specified, including iPod®
connectivity and Bluetooth® functionality, satellite navigation and reversing camera.

Every new Lotus Evora GT430 customer can personalise their vehicle through the
increasingly popular Lotus Exclusive programme. Developed by the Lotus Design team,
roughly a third of all new Lotus cars now undergo some form of customisation.
Conceived to inspire customers, it combines traditional British craftsmanship with the
best of modern design, and allows owners to tailor vehicles to their personal taste.
The new, fully homologated, Lotus Evora GT430 is available in two seater configuration
only and can be ordered now. A version of the Evora GT430 for the North American
market will follow in spring 2018.

Weight reduction in detail

The headline net weight reduction of 26 kg versus the Evora Sport 410 is derived from
the standard titanium exhaust (-10 kg), carbon body panels (-4.7 kg), lightweight interior
components (-2.5 kg), Öhlins and Eibach adjustable spring and damper assembly (-10
kg) and lightweight rear brake discs (-2 kg). Additionally, careful attention to detail
beneath the car’s surface has yielded significant benefits, further stripping out
unnecessary mass; for instance, a thinner aluminium undertray (1.5 kg), the introduction
of lightweight aluminium brackets (-1.3kg), lightweight polycarbonate backlight glass (-0.5
kg) and a re-profiled fluid fill system (-2.5 kg) all contribute towards the total weight

This total saving of 35 kg is offset by the addition of wider wheels and tyres (+5 kg) and
the new curved profile rear wing (+4 kg).

To find out more about Lotus Evora range and the GT430 visit:



  • Max power 430 hp at 7,000 rpm (436 PS)
  • Max torque 325 lbft from 4,500 (440 Nm)
  • 0-60 mph 3.7 seconds
  • 0-100 km/h 3.8 seconds
  • 0-100 mph < 8 seconds
  • Max speed 190 mph (305 km/h)
  • CO2 emissions 249 g/km
  • Kerb weight 1,299 kg
  • Dry weight 1,258 kg
  • Power-to-weight ratio (dry weight) 342 hp per tonne
  • Aerodynamic downforce at maximum speed 250 kg
  • Hethel lap time 1:25.8 seconds


  • 3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger
  • 6-speed manual transmission, with gearbox cooler, coupled to Lotus’ precision shift
    aluminium mechanism
  • Lightweight, single-mass, low inertia fly wheel
  • Torsen Type Limited Slip Differential
  • Baffled sump
  • Titanium exhaust system


  • Servo assisted, race-derived, two-piece J-hook ventilated brake discs with ultralightweight rear aluminum disc bells and AP Racing four piston calipers (front 370mm x 32mm, rear 350mm x 32mm)
  • Anodised, lightweight aluminium, extruded, epoxy bonded and rivetted high-stiffness
  • Unequal length, high lateral stiffness, forged aluminium, double wishbone suspension
    with Eibach® tubular front and rear anti-roll bars
  • Lotus-tuned, Öhlins® TTX aluminium two-way adjustable dampers – twenty click
    adjustment compression and rebound; twin tube design; low internal friction
    Eibach® ultra-light, low-sideload springs, front and rear
  • Lotus tuned hydraulically-assisted, rigidly-mounted, rack and pinion steering system,
    with 2.86 turns lock-to-lock
  • Driver selectable ESP modes – Drive/Sport/Race
  • 6 position variable traction control, with five pre-set traction levels (1%, 3%,
    6%, 9%, 12% slip) and “off” displayed via the instrument cluster
  • Cruise control
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Lightweight lithium-ion battery


  • Carbon fibre front splitter
  • Carbon fibre front bumper, including drag-reducing air curtain
  • Carbon fibre rear bumper, including venting for wheel arch
  • Carbon fibre front access panel
  • Carbon fibre roof panel
  • Carbon fibre lower A panels
  • Louvered wheel arch vents to reduce aerodynamic lift
  • Carbon fibre rear quarter panels
  • Carbon fibre profiled rear wing
  • Carbon fibre rear diffuser
  • Lightweight carbon fibre tailgate with integrated rear spoiler and louvered backlight
  • Polycarbonate backlight glass
  • Brake calipers – red painted with black AP Racing logo
  • Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels (19″ front
    and 20″ rear 10 spoke alloy wheels) in silver or matt black
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres (front 245/35 R19, rear 295/30 R20)
  • Spoiler uprights linked to wheel colour choice
  • Bi-xenon headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Powerfold and heated door mirrors
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Thatcham approved immobiliser and remote activated alarm system


  • 2+0 seat configuration
  • Carbon fibre sports seats, trimmed in black Alcantara® and perforated leather with
    contrast twin stitching
  • Instrument panel, centre console and door panels trimmed in a combination of black
    Alcantara® and perforated leather, with contrast twin stitching
  • Carbon fibre binnacle top
  • Lotus developed steering wheel trimmed black Alcantara®
  • Door grab handle in black Alcantara®, gear lever gaiter and hand brake sleeve in black
  • Matt black console, door release levers, door grab handles and instrument panel
    surround finisher
  • Steering wheel finisher and HVAC panel in matt black finish with gloss black finished
  • Lightweight aluminium gear knob
  • Aluminium face level vents and blanking plate surround
  • Dark grey headlining
  • Black carpet
  • Carbon fibre door sills
  • Lightweight driver’s footrest
  • Lightweight aluminium pedal pads
  • Unique Evora GT430 build plate

OPTIONS: INTERIOR AND TRIM (Price are UK retail & DE retail)

GT430 bespoke design, Sparco® sports seats with carbon backs, trimmed in black Alcantara® and perforated leather, with red or black Alcantara® stripes and contrast twin
£3,500 €4,900

Alcantara® Pack: Full black Alcantara® interior, including lower instrument panel, centre console and door panel (replacing perforated leather components)

Leather Pack: Full black leather interior, including seats, instrument panel upper and door panel upper (replacing Alcantara® components)

Lotus developed steering wheel trimmed in red Alcantara® £500 €700


Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels (19″ front and 20″ rear 10 spoke alloy wheels) in gloss black with machined rims (spoiler uprights in
£900 € 1,250

Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels (19″ front and 20″ rear 10 spoke alloy wheels) in gloss red (spoiler uprights in red)
£900 € 1,250

Lightweight titanium harness frame and four-point harnesses (can only be specified with standard carbon fibre sports seats)
£4,000 €5,600


Air conditioning £1,500 € 2,100
4 Speaker infotainment unit £2,000 € 2,800
Sub-woofer and amplifier £400 € 560
Sound insulation £500 € 700
Cup holder £120 €160

Signature paint £1,200 € 1,650
Metallic paint £1,200 € 1,650

Exclusive Paint: Alternative metallic colours £2,400 € 3,300
Exclusive Paint: Alternative pearlescent colours £3,500 € 4,900
Exclusive Paint: Custom colour choice POA POA
Exclusive Paint: Custom wing mirror choice £300 € 400
Exclusive Paint: Custom Interior Pack colour choice £650 €900
Exclusive Leather: Alternative colour £4,000 € 5,600
Exclusive Stitch: Alternative colour £500 € 650

The above options represent just a sample of what is available through Lotus Exclusive. Further information on the Lotus Exclusive programme, including a comprehensive list
of the available customisation options can be found at:


UK £112,500 (incl. VAT at 20%)
Germany €151,000 (incl. VAT at 19%)
France €152,300 (incl. VAT at 20%)
Italy €154,900 (incl. VAT at 22% and transport)
Japan ¥20,850,000 (incl. VAT at 8

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