Lotus has taken its Evora GT 430 and stripped it of some aero features and weight to create the Evora GT 430 Sport.
Barely two months after the 'regular' GT 430 was revealed, the British carmaker has decided to build a toned-down version of the most powerful Lotus to date.
Changes include the deletion of the carbon fibre splitter, louvers on the front wheel arches and the large carbon fibre wing.
The removal of the aerodynamic elements has helped the Evora GT430 Sport shed 10kg, which bring its weight to a hefty – by Lotus standards – 1289kg.
Power comes from the same supercharged 3.5-litre V6 petrol engine as the GT 430, making 320kW and 440Nm. The automatic version gets a 10Nm bump to 450Nm.
Both Evora GT430 models are available with either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
Lotus claims 0-100km times for the GT430 Sport of 3.8 seconds with a manual and 3.7 seconds as an automatic. Top speed is rated at 315km/h for the manual and 280km/h for the auto version.
Inside, the low-slung racer features a mixture of carbon, Alacantara and perforated leather trim along with a carbon fibre sports seats, touchscreen, reversing camera and navigation.
The GT 430 Sport has 19-inch front and 20-inch rear 10-spoke alloy wheels holding Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres for some added racing pedigree.
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