Lotus Evora 400 with Carbon Pack
Most would already consider a Lotus Evora 400 a pretty light weight car. But the British sports car maker was founded on the idea of adding lightness. Where other companies add horsepower to makeup for heavy options, Lotus figures out what drivers can do without or what can be produced lighter.
That’s where the new Carbon Pack comes into play. With the lightweight options the weight of the Evora 400 goes down to 2,983 lbs from 3,073 lbs. a savings of 93 lbs. By today’s standards that is very light, but it does seem heavy for a Lotus. The Evora 400 uses its 400 horsepower power plant to make up for this extra weight.
To help further reduce weight a new lithium ion battery and titanium sports exhaust system are additional options. The sports exhaust also helps increase the performance feel with its sound and helping the engine breath just a bit better.
The Carbon Pack includes a front splitter section, roof panel, rear wing center, rear diffuser, front access panel and side mirror caps. These components are taken from the standard features of the Lotus Evora Sport 410.
In order to achieve the full 93 lbs of weight reduction one needs to also go for the air conditioner delete option as well as the rear seat removal. The cooling system removal makes up just under half of the total reduction.
Beyond the weight reducing options Lotus also has introduced a cup holder that only ads 1/4 lb to the total weight. While many purists would ask why you would offer this (the answer may be to keep from killing over after removing the air conditioning), but if you drive your Evora 400 on a regular basis the ability to carry a beverage is vital.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO of Lotus said, “The Lotus Evora 400 is already the lightest car in its segment, with super car performance, benchmark handling and the purity of the driving experience expected of a Lotus. We are now giving customers an opportunity to drive an even lighter and more responsive car.”
In the US the Carbon Pack will add $10,000 to the price of the Evora 400. The titanium sports exhaust raises the total by $8,000. The lithium ion battery costs $1,690 and the removal of the air conditioning and rear seats add nothing to the cost of the Lotus Evora 400.