Before its official live unveiling at the Geneva Motor Show, the Lotus Evora 400 hit the web with full details and images. From what we can tell, it looks pretty awesome. And it sounds like it’s going to be quite the little performer.
The Evora 400 comes with a mid-mounted supercharged 3.5-liter V6 that produces some — wait for it — 400 horsepower and 302 lb-ft torque. Ok, maybe not the most powerful ‘supercar’ in the world, but it does sprint to 60 mph in 4.1 seconds and continues on to a top speed of 186 mph. Not to mention the aluminum chassis and limited-slip dif.
By Lotus standards, it’s the most powerful car they’ve ever built. And considering the recent financial instability, this is a pretty impressive showing. However, Lotus is quick to call their new Evora 400 a ‘supercar.’ In a world where there are 700-, 800-, 900-, and 1,000-plus-horsepower cars out there, can this really be labeled a supercar anymore? Yes, it’s quick, nimble, and rare, but is it deserving of that honor? Tell us what you think in the comments below.