Lotus today launched the new 3-Eleven and Evora Sport 410, with the 3-Eleven priced from RM640,855, available in two variants, and the Evora Sport 410 priced from RM640,999, available with manual or automatic transmission.
The 3-Eleven comes in two variants, Road and Race, whereby the Race version includes a more aggressive aero kit, a sequential gearbox and an FIA compliant driver’s seat with a six-point harness.
Both variants are powered by a revised 3.5 litre V6, 24-valve all aluminium engine first seen in the Evora 400 mated to an Edelbrock supercharger with integral intercooler, paired with a sports ratio six-speed manual transmission.
In the Road version, the engine generates 410hp at 7,000rpm and 410Nm at between 3,000rpm and 7,000rpm, while in the Race version it generates 460hp at 7,000rpm and 525Nm at 3,500rpm.
The car, which is the fastest production Lotus ever, can go from 0 to 100km/h in 3.4 seconds before reaching a top speed of 280km/h for the Road version, and 0 to 100km/h in 3.0 seconds before reaching a top speed of 290km/h for the Race version.
It will be limited to a global production run of 311 vehicles per year and is priced from RM640,855 for the Road version and RM868,214 for the Race version.
The vehicle features an all-new lightweight composite body, with an open cockpit design, utilising a bespoke chassis based on the Lotus design of extruded and bonded aluminium sections.
The Road roll-cage incorporates twin side bars for side impact protection, while the Race cage has additional bars to meet international requirements for motorsport.
Its suspension features lightweight, double-wishbones front and rear, adjustable front anti-roll bar and Eibach springs with Öhlins adjustable dampers, allowing owners to fine tune the vehicle’s handling characteristics.
Design-wise, the 3-Eleven’s new front clam shell incorporates larger openings to deliver the necessary cooling for the powertrain and transmission, giving the vehicle a more aggressive stance, and two front splitter configurations are available, depending on the car’s configuration, whether for road or race use.
The new instrument cluster has been designed around a colour TFT screen and can be switched between road and race modes.
A quick release steering wheel and Lotus sports seats with four-point harnesses are fitted as standard, while the Race version has the option of a data logger system, FIA compliant driver’s race seat and six-point harness, as well as a fire extinguisher and battery isolator switch.
Meanwhile, the Evora Sport 410 is also powered by the same 3.5 litre V6, 24-valve all aluminium engine with throughput Edelbrock supercharger, mated to either a six-speed automatic transmission or sports ratio six-speed manual transmission with Torsen Type Limited Slip Differential.
The engine generates 410hp at 7,000rpm and 420Nm at 3,500rpm, taking the car from 0 to 100km/h in 4.1 seconds for the automatic and 4.2 seconds for the manual, before reaching a top speed of 280km/h for the automatic and 300km/h for the manual.
Also available as an option is an automatic transmission that offers gear selection via lightweight aluminium paddles mounted to the steering wheel.
It’s weight has been reduced by 70kg compared to the Evora 400, using a host of high-performance carbon fibre components as standard, which include front splitter, roof panel, tailgate and rear diffuser as well as race-derived sports seats and a revised front access panel.
The car features a drastically simplified carbon fibre tailgate which combines five separate elements into one, new lighter-weight door trim panels and the liberal addition of carbon fibre across the entire car.
The drop in mass enabled the Evora Sport 410 to lap the company’s Hethel test track in one minute 28 seconds, which is three seconds faster than the Evora 400.
As standard, the Evora Sport 410 comes with carbon fibre sports seats trimmed with Alcantara, along with the steering wheel and centre console, and an integrated touchscreen can also be specified, including iPod connectivity and Bluetooth functionality.
The Evora Sport 410 will be limited to a global production of 150 vehicles per year and is priced from RM640,999 for manual transmission and from RM651,999 for automatic transmission.
2017 Lotus 3-Eleven
2017 Lotus Evora Sport 410