2020 Lotus Evora GT, company’s most powerful street-legal version arrives in US

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2020 Lotus Evora GT

Lotus Evora is gaining significant visual and technical upgrades and also a new name. 2020 Lotus Evora GT is aimed at US and Canada and is company’s quickest and powerful street-legal Lotus till date. Price of Lotus Evora GT starts from $96,950. It replaces Evora 400 and Evora Sport 410. 2020 Lotus Evora GT is available with two seating configurations which are 2 and 2+2 respectively. Lotus Evora GT uses supercharged 3.5-liter six-cylinder engine that is rated 416hp. The torque output depends on the selected transmission. Engine is mated with six-speed manual transmission, Evora GT offers 430 Nm of torque.

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There is also an optional six-speed automatic that offers a 450 Nm of torque. For buyers looking more agile version, they could opt for the stick shift that claims to deliver 0-60mph in 3.8 seconds before hitting the top speed of 188mph. The auto box model is 0.1 seconds slower and has a top speed of 174 mph. To stop power, AP Racing brakes with four-piston calipers front and rear, and 2-piece cross-drilled and ventilated brake discs that is larger on the front and smaller at the rear has been incorporated. The sports suspension package with Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers comes as standard. With regards to wheels, 2020 Lotus Evora GT is equipped with 8×19-inch front and 10.5×20-inch rear 10-spoke alloys wrapped in Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires.

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Aerodynamic enhancements have been made and efficient air management is made possible with new front lip, front wheel arch louvres, carbon fiber ducts behind each rear wheel vent and rear diffuser. It generates downforce of 64kg, double what Evora 400 offered. Weight of 2020 Lotus Evora GT with stick shift trim stands at 1408kg and can be further decreased with help from optional Carbon Pack. It reduces 22kg and includes carbon fiber front access panel, roof panel, tailgate with integrated spoiler and diffuser surround. With titanium exhaust system, another 10kg could be saved. Cabin of 2020 Lotus Evora GT consist of black Alcantara and twin-color stitching on the dashboard, door panels, center console and transmission tunnel. Moreover, there is also carbon fiber instrument binnacle, magnesium steering wheel wrapped in Alcantara and leather, Sparco bucket seats with carbon fiber backs, and a 7-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, sat-nav and reversing camera.

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