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Lotus Evora GT430 Packs 430 hp

by Shane McGlaun
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Lotus has taken my least favorite car it has ever made and turned it into something dead sexy and powerful. The new Lotus Evora GT430 is a beast of a car with 430hp and weighing in at only 1258 kg (~2773 lb). The light weight and power means a 0-60 time of 3.7 seconds. The big feature of this Lotus like all others is the handling.

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Lotus uses special springs and Ohlins dampers on the car. To aid handling further, the car has lots of aero bits helping to make up to 250kg (~551 lb) of downforce at 190 mph. It has special air blades and louvers on each wheel arch to reduce pressure and lift, and aero ducts behind the wheels.

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It’s also the most powerful road-going Lotus car to date thanks to that supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine. Power goes to the super-sticky Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires via a special 6-speed manual with a single mass flywheel and a Torsen-type LSD.

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Lotus will make only 60 of the GT430 Evoras globally.  Pricing is unknown.

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