Before the all-electric, totally bonkers Lotus Evija arrives with its 1,972 horses to seize the title of the world's most powerful production car, the British automaker is dropping a sports car that's considerably more sensible.
The 2020 Evora GT replaces the old flagship—the Evora Sport 410—as the fastest and most powerful Lotus ever offered in the United States (and Canada, for what it's worth).
Underneath the rear engine cover is a supercharged, 3.5-liter V6 that's been tuned to produce 416 horsepower—quite a lot for a car that tips the scales at just 3,104 pounds when weight-saving options like a front a carbon fiber access panel, roof panel, spoiler and diffuser are equipped. The six-speed manual coupe will hit 60 mph in 3.8 seconds on the way to a max speed of 188 mph.
Even the stock Evora GT boasts plenty of performance-minded components. It rides on Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires that are wrapped around forged aluminum 10-spoke wheels and an ultra-light sports suspension.
A front lip mounted below the composite mesh grille reduces undercar airflow, thereby increasing downforce, while curved lower A-panels on the sides reduce drag.
The interior features Lotus' classic titanium stick surrounded by Alcantara on the dashboard, door panels, transmission tunnel and center console.
An integrated 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth functionality, satellite navigation and reversing camera is also standard.
Starting at $96,950, the Lotus Evora GT can be customized further and ordered online now.