The Evora GT will actually be available in two different configurations, a regular 2-seat setup and a 2+2 design to fit more passengers. The new Evora utilizes standard lightweight carbon fiber components, both enhancing the exotic car’s sleek exterior and enhancing its aerodynamics. The rear bumper, curved A-panels, rear-wheel ducts and sill covers are all crafted out of carbon fiber, and you can opt for an additional Carbon Pack to change the front access panel, roof panel, tailgate, integrated spoiler and diffuser surround all to carbon fiber materials. The aerodynamic downforce required by all Lotus vehicles is brought about in the new Evora by a more efficient airflow management system.
For the interior, the dashboard, door panels, transmission tunnel and centre console are all trimmed in black Alcantara®, complemented by contrast twin colour stitching (bespoke leather is an option). The lightweight magnesium steering wheel is clad in leather and Alcantara®, the instrument binnacle cover is carbon fibre, as are the backs of the Sparco race seats. An integrated 7” touch-screen infotainment system with AppleCarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth® functionality, satellite navigation and reversing camera is also standard. Every new Lotus Evora GT can be personalised through the increasingly popular Lotus Exclusive programme. Developed by the Lotus Design team to inspire customers, it combines traditional British craftsmanship with the best of modern design, and allows owners to tailor vehicles to their personal taste. Since its introduction last year, roughly a third of all new Lotus cars now undergo some form of customisation.
All of those downforce design elements lead to 64 kg of downforce, twice what the previous iteration, the Evora 400, offered. The Evora GT’s lightweight materials lead to a fairly lightweight vehicle overall, shaving 71 pounds off the previous generation to a curb weight of 3,104 lbs. Adding the Carbon Pack reduces this weight by a further 49 pounds.