British Lightning

From world-championship racecars to James Bond’s car/submarine, Lotus has produced some of the most breathtaking cars the world has ever seen. The new Evora GT430 shows they still have the mojo to amaze us.
Text by Bill Lindsey | May 9, 2018 | Luxury

Lotus is well-known for nimble sportscars that scare and excite us simultaneously. The Lotus Evora GT430 is the most powerful of the brand’s models to date, owing to the combination of a fire-belching 430-hp supercharged V6 and a barely-there weight of 2,775 pounds. The huge wing, titanium exhaust and 4 traction-control modes (Drive, Sport, Race and our favorite — Off) reflect the GT430’s track-proven bloodline. If you dare, you’ll arrive at 60 mph in a scant 3.7 seconds and soon after see the speedometer needle point at 190 mph (and flashing blue lights waaaaaay behind you). There’s even a practical side, as the compact size that fits into even the tightest parking garage spot lets you convert your daily commute into an adrenalin-soaked adventure. With a production run limited to 60 worldwide, chances are slim you’ll ever end up next to another one at a stoplight. But if you happen to miss out on the GT430, console yourself with its more-readily available brother, the Evora Sport 410;