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06-23-2019 07:33 PM
Julian73
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Originally Posted by Scott Bowman View Post
So which seats are you considering the good seats? (I canít open the Facebook images). I consider the good ones to be the carbon fiber, lightweight non-airbag seats. I expect the GT seats will have to have the airbag features.

Seats seem to be the Sparco GT folding back seats w/ CF back pan and side airbags, this seems to be the most common fitment in euro GT410, GT 430 Sport, GT 430's, but without side airbags. US 2017 Sport 410's got a lower styled version of this w/ air bags but no cf parts (44.2 lbs ea). no clue what the partial cf version weights, too my hands most of the weight seem s to be in the steel bottom framing, so figure we are stuck with that.

Euro S 410's got the lwt ( about 24 lbs ea) cf buckets and was available on the GT 4xx cars as an option, many owners complained about the angle and build shims to compensate.
06-23-2019 05:34 PM
ByJoveByJingle I consider your good ones to be the bad ones. Iíd rather be comfortable while driving on the streets, have access to the rear seats/deck and survive being T-boned by an F-150 over shaving half a second off of some fictional lap time. Different strokes, as they say . . .
06-23-2019 05:22 PM
Scott Bowman So which seats are you considering the good seats? (I canít open the Facebook images). I consider the good ones to be the carbon fiber, lightweight non-airbag seats. I expect the GT seats will have to have the airbag features.
06-23-2019 03:46 PM
XHILR8N! https://www.facebook.com/LotusCarsUS...82951855250940

Seeing this now, looks like the good seats made it over. Looking forward to more interior pics.

And the $10K or $15K to correct the front end might be worth it.
06-23-2019 10:16 AM
Julian73
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Originally Posted by Ryan_G View Post
The pricing and specs say otherwise. The Evora GT is most closely matched with the GT4. The it has almost identical power/torque ratings and price. It is lighter for sure but it's also a mid engine track focused car. The GT3 and GT3RS are simply more car for more money. It has a significant power and gearing advantage due to the engine. It also has more aero than the Evora GT has given that we don't seem to get the wing unless that is an option. I seriously doubt the Evora GT could keep up with either car on most tracks. The only exceptions might be tighter tracks that don't favor power as much.
Drive them, although I will agree that because we do not get the winged GT430 the GT3 RS comparison is not valid for us in the US.
06-23-2019 09:41 AM
Ryan_G
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Originally Posted by Julian73 View Post
The 410 was already a contender against the 911 GT3, this is closer to a GT3 RS contender, skip the 718 GT4
The pricing and specs say otherwise. The Evora GT is most closely matched with the GT4. The it has almost identical power/torque ratings and price. It is lighter for sure but it's also a mid engine track focused car. The GT3 and GT3RS are simply more car for more money. It has a significant power and gearing advantage due to the engine. It also has more aero than the Evora GT has given that we don't seem to get the wing unless that is an option. I seriously doubt the Evora GT could keep up with either car on most tracks. The only exceptions might be tighter tracks that don't favor power as much.
06-23-2019 06:09 AM
GatorMS_Sales Morning all,

I know not everyone follows us on FB, so here's the info! If you have any questions, feel free to ask!

$96,950 + $1,995 destination

Many options come standard over the previous Evora 400!
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0-60 mph // 3.8 manual
0-60 mph // 3.9 auto
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The following items come as standard:

416bhp (CARB)
6-speed manual with LSD
Baffled sump
Carbon sills
Carbon instrument binnacle
New aero vents above front wheels
New aero A-panels
New carbon fiber rear end
Lightweight 10-spoke forged (10.5" rear) wheels
Carbon Seat backs
Black Pack
Rear stone guards in black
Bilstein sports dampers
Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 XL
Cruise Control
Reversing Camera
Premium Infotainment with Apple Car Play
Revised lightweight interior
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EVORA SILVER / BLACK W/ RED STRIPE SEATS - 6-SPEED MANUAL - COMING SOON!


ISOTOPE GREEN / BLACK - 6-SPEED MANUAL - COMING SOON!

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If you would like more information or would like to commission your own Evora GT, please contact [email protected]

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06-22-2019 07:49 PM
Julian73
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Originally Posted by Ryan_G View Post
They dropped the 0-60 by 0.3 seconds with 10hp? Is the gearing for the 6 speed different, is it significantly lighter, is the tire just better, or is it a combination of these?

I have to say that the 410 suspension, carbon hatch, and better infotainment for $99k all in is a really good value. The car looks like Lotus is coming after the new GT4 hard. What is the torque rating?
Same gearing, + 22Hp (422), over 100 lbs lighter, Gator will weight one soon, but factory claimed 410 was 132# lighter than the 400 (I think that was before we got saddled with the 44.1 lb (ea) seats, now the GT still have the airbags, but also gets the CF version of the Sparcos', so we'll see.

Torque is 420 NM I believe.

The 410 was already a contender against the 911 GT3, this is closer to a GT3 RS contender, skip the 718 GT4
06-22-2019 03:23 PM
Ryan_G
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Originally Posted by GatorMS_Sales View Post
Afternoon all,
__________________

0-60 mph // 3.8 manual
0-60 mph // 3.9 auto
__________________

The following items come as standard:

416bhp (CARB)
6-speed manual with LSD
They dropped the 0-60 by 0.3 seconds with 10hp? Is the gearing for the 6 speed different, is it significantly lighter, is the tire just better, or is it a combination of these?

I have to say that the 410 suspension, carbon hatch, and better infotainment for $99k all in is a really good value. The car looks like Lotus is coming after the new GT4 hard. What is the torque rating?
06-22-2019 11:58 AM
GatorMS_Sales Afternoon all,

Sorry for my absence of posting any info, but we had strict orders not to share any details unless you had an order on hand. Now that the embargo is over, the new Evora GT has quite of list of items as standard over the 2018 400 for only a few bucks more.

$96,950 + $1,995 destination
__________________

0-60 mph // 3.8 manual
0-60 mph // 3.9 auto
__________________

The following items come as standard:

416bhp (CARB)
6-speed manual with LSD
New aero vents above front wheels
New aero A-panels
New carbon fiber rear end
Lightweight 10-spoke forged (10.5" rear) wheels
Carbon Seat backs
Black Pack
Rear stone guards in black
Bilstein set up like 410 Sport
Cruise Control
Reversing Camera
Premium Infotainment with Apple Car Play
Revised lightweight interior


Should you have any questions, I'll gladly try to help answer!
06-22-2019 10:48 AM
XHILR8N! Just saw post 22 on Julianís thread. If correct, we still get the main reason there is no new Lotus in our garage, yet. Sure took a hard look at one the day we got the LC 500.

Still nice to get this even higher performance model over here.
06-22-2019 10:41 AM
XHILR8N! Looks like the 430 has been named the Evora GT for here in the states. I saw the 7 second preview, but do we yet know which front end we will get?
06-22-2019 07:21 AM
nosirrahx
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Originally Posted by Julian73 View Post
Every day on FaceBook, Lotus Cars USA posts a GT tease. First ordered batch of cars should be arriving stateside very soon.
The place I got my 400 from will have one in their showroom later this year.
06-21-2019 06:35 PM
XHILR8N! He might have meant he does not go on FB

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f118/evora-gt-469924/
06-21-2019 01:24 PM
Julian73
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Originally Posted by Dylan View Post
Not on FB.

Lotus Cars US
06-21-2019 12:24 PM
Dylan Not on FB.
06-21-2019 11:05 AM
Julian73
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Originally Posted by Moriarty View Post
Wow.. it's nearly July and still no news. Worst rumor ever.
Every day on FaceBook, Lotus Cars USA posts a GT tease. First ordered batch of cars should be arriving stateside very soon.
06-20-2019 09:59 PM
Moriarty Wow.. it's nearly July and still no news. Worst rumor ever.
05-04-2019 02:37 PM
XHILR8N!
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Originally Posted by lotusquacious View Post
Hey XHCLR8N! Do you know if that vanity is taken in Tennessee? I'd need to shorten it to six letters but I can work with that!

The LC500 and the 4XX are as different as two cars with similar pricing and two doors can be. All they really share are two doors, hence the coupe category that will pop up on A-Trader along with assorted AMG GTs, Caymans, 850is and a $100,000 budget. If they had a category for "Toyota motor" that would probably net you just the two cars; the Lexus and the Evora . With most other combos one or the other is out.

That you drove the Lexus to the Lotus dealership and not the other way around? Suspicious! () What you need is an Evora to go with your main battle tanks!

Looks feature in mysterious ways to everybody but I try to keep looks in perspective. Usually I fail as any car has to tickle me but we all agree that's Very Subjective. To me the thing wrong with the 400's looks relates to finish rather than design since I find the car very exciting to look at compared to most things I see day to day. As do my car & biker friends, many on the street and so many interrogators at gas stations. I don't need any more attention than the car already gets. Lovely, the LC500, no argument. there.
Our Evora was EXHILR8N!, sat next to

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We had a 370Z Nismo EXZILR8N!

Could not leave town (Greenville SC) without visiting where we brought our Evora straight from the showroom.


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The main thing these cars have in common is that you can throw one into a sweeper and quickly, easily get up to speeds that surprise you.

And you can load about the same amount of stuff in it for say a beach trip with another and get looks and questions all along the way.
05-04-2019 01:05 PM
lotusquacious Hey XHCLR8N! Do you know if that vanity is taken in Tennessee? I'd need to shorten it to six letters but I can work with that!

The LC500 and the 4XX are as different as two cars with similar pricing and two doors can be. All they really share are two doors, hence the coupe category that will pop up on A-Trader along with assorted AMG GTs, Caymans, 850is and a $100,000 budget. If they had a category for "Toyota motor" that would probably net you just the two cars; the Lexus and the Evora . With most other combos one or the other is out.

That you drove the Lexus to the Lotus dealership and not the other way around? Suspicious! () What you need is an Evora to go with your main battle tanks!

Looks feature in mysterious ways to everybody but I try to keep looks in perspective. Usually I fail as any car has to tickle me but we all agree that's Very Subjective. To me the thing wrong with the 400's looks relates to finish rather than design since I find the car very exciting to look at compared to most things I see day to day. As do my car & biker friends, many on the street and so many interrogators at gas stations. I don't need any more attention than the car already gets. Lovely, the LC500, no argument. there.
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