Lotus’ GT410 features a superior standard spec over its older, but still very able, GT410 Sport sibling.
Long story short; the car provides anyone lucky enough to get behind its wheel with improved usability and a better level of driving comfort.
The up-to-the-minute set of wheels from the sports car maker’s Norfolk headquarters is designed to be a usable “every day” ride. It comes fitted with Sparco sport seats and air-conditioning to create a more relaxed environment for all occupants.
What’s more, tech, such as a reversing camera, increases safety during low-speed manoeuvres. Additionally, a high-class infotainment system with navigation and Apple CarPlay is now factory-fitted – and includes digital radio for the first time. Enhanced sound insulation for reduced road roar and better refinement further improves the drive.
The car holds the road wonderfully – especially in corners, where the Lotus feels like it’s on rails. Much of this is to do with a revised damper rate. While it still delivers thrills, the ride is more compliant – so British pothole peppered roads aren’t necessarily an issue for this model.
Furthermore, the use of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S all-weather tyres means 365 days a year usability, while a new rear tailgate features a large glass section for impressive rear visibility.
Astonishingly, with a price of only £82,900, the GT410 is £3,000 less than the GT410 Sport, so it delivers extraordinary value for money. Maybe Lotus is desperate? Or is that just me being cynical?
Whatever the case, the Evora GT410 is a little bit lovely and is a perfect big boy’s toy. Expect 186mph out of this (where you can do it) – and don’t be surprised when your skull welds itself to the headrest – 0-62 mph only takes 4.2 seconds.
Whatever you do, though, please be careful – especially if you cherish your licence. I suggest you find a racetrack when you feel that “speed demon” naughtiness in you coming out to play!
Fast Facts – Lotus Evora GT410 (Manual) – as tested:
- Max speed: 186 mph
- 0-62 mph: 4.2 seconds
- Combined mpg: 26.7
- Engine layout: 3456cc, V6 supercharged petrol
- Max. power (PS): 416
- CO2: 239 g/km
- Price: £82,900