New Lotus Evora 400 Drives Off Assembly Line

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July 6, 2015—The first new Lotus Evora 400 drove off the assembly line last week in Hethel, U.K., during a small celebration with a select group of senior management, manufacturing and engineering staff.

“Today is a very significant stage in our long term plan, which we set-out more than a year ago,” said Jean-Marc Gales, chief executive officer of Group Lotus PIc. “With the first Evora 400 coming off the line, we have achieved a key milestone for Lotus. None of this would be possible, of course, without the confidence and commitment of our workforce who, with great skill and talent, hand build every Lotus car at Hethel.”

The new Lotus Evora 400 goes around the Lotus test track six seconds faster than the previous Evora S in a time of 1 minute and 32 seconds. The maximum speed is 186 mph and the acceleration from 0-60 mph is just 4.1 seconds. The new Lotus Evora 400 includes a supercharged and charge-cooled mid-mounted 3.5-litre VG engine producing 400 horsepower and 410 Nm of torque. Also included is a new aluminum chassis that incorporates a new interior and the lightweight composite body has changed significantly both front and rear of the vehicle.

The new Evora 400 will enter production for European markets in the summer and deliveries will commence in August this year. China and North American markets will receive the Evora 400 as a 2017 model year in early 2016.

Official fuel consumption figures and CO2 emissions figures are not currently provided but will be provided on the website when available.

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