The Lotus Evora Sport 410: Hardcore-er

When Lotus revealed its most capable version of the Evora sports car, the 400, it was flaunted as the fastest Lotus road car ever. It produced 394 horsepower from its supercharged V6, all while weighing about as much as a kitchen table. The result was a very quick car, capable of 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and incredible amounts of cornering grip. However, this was not enough for the English sports car maker. They've just introduced an even faster version, and it's called the 410.

The Evora Sport 410, to give its full name, is a revised take on the brand's most powerful model. Its 3.5 liter, supercharged V6 has been given an extra 10 horsepower, which brings the total up to 404 (equivalent to 410 PS, hence the name). Peak torque remains at the same 302 lb ft as before. This power is sent to the rear wheels through either a manual or automatic transmission, with 0-60 happening in a blistering 3.9 seconds as the Sport 410 chases down its 186 mph top speed.

Luckily, that 10 horsepower tune-up isn't the only thing that separates this car from the already-rapid Evora 400. Lotus, as usual, has continued its philosophy to "add lightness" by stripping out over 150 pounds of weight from the car. Thanks to removing bits of the interior, as well as a liberal use of carbon fiber, the Evora Sport 410 weighs in under 3,000 pounds. The emphasis on lightness can be seen clearly from the exterior, with carbon fiber visible from every angle and a set of go-faster stripes on the sides to remind onlookers of your importance. This reduced weight, along with an even more focused suspension setup, will do wonders for the car's handling characteristics, as Lotus has proven for decades.

Cheap and common are two things this Lotus will not be. Only 150 units will be produced with an asking price of around $120,000. Remember, though, this is the most performance-oriented, road-going Lotus you can buy (at least in the U.S.). Sure, the Exige V6 Cup might be better for a track day, but for carving up your favorite road, the Evora Sport 410 would do just fine. For all the news on Lotus, as well as all the other big reveals from the Geneva Motor Show, make sure to stay tuned to Oh So Lofty.