Lotus Evora: entry-level GT410 revealed

Published: 29 January 2020

► Lotus Evora: the range doubles for 2020
► GT410 brings creature comforts…
►…while GT410 Sport remains driver focussed

Priced at £82,900, the GT410 is the latest addition to the Evora range and serves as the entry-level – and more comfortable – model.

Lotus Evora GT410 front 2020

Costing £3,000 less than the GT410 Sport that continues to be sold alongside it, this non-Sport model is here to offer more everyday usability and comfort, thanks to air-conditioning, Sparco sports seats and a rear-view camera. An Alpine infotainment system brings sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and DAB radio for the first time, while additional sound deadening should mean you won’t have to max-out the speakers to drown out any road noise.

The interior door trims have been updated too, with integrated armrests and storage bins beneath each one, while tweaked damper rates should make for a more absorbing ride. Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres should mean it’ll be a little less hairy in the wet winter months, too.

Lotus Evora GT410 interior door trim

You also get a rear glass tailgate, unlike the aero body-cladding found on the Sport, so rear visibility is at least…existent.

Standard equipment also includes cruise control, heated seats and rear parking sensors, while the exterior is differentiated by red AP Racing brake callipers and a choice of silver or black alloy wheels; being 19-inches in size up front, and 20-inches at the rear.

Despite these added creature comforts, the weight remains the same as the GT410 Sport, at 1,361kg.  The 3.5-litre V6 and its 410bhp power output is also identical, as is the 186mph top speed, but the quoted 0-60mph time increases slightly from the Sport’s 3.9 seconds to 4.1 seconds.

Lotus Evora GT410 interior 2020

GT410 Sport sticks to a diet

If the idea of having all this kit is too much to be your ideal Lotus, you have the option to regurgitate the majority of this equipment back out by opting for the Sport.

The spec-list has been updated for this as well for 2020, with the Sparco seats also being standard here, along with air-conditioning and that infotainment system. Cruise control and the additional sound deadening remains on the options list, however, where you’ll also find the ability to choose a titanium exhaust, forged aluminium wheels and a Race suspension package using Ohlins two-way adjustable dampers.

Lotus Evora GT410 rear 2020

By Lawrence Cheung

Bauer Automotive's senior staff writer; hot hatch hoarder, road trip hunter