Watch The Lotus Evora Sport 410 Set A Blistering Lap In Hethel

Some automakers are constantly coming out with new models. Not Lotus, though. The small British manufacturer focuses the bulk of its energy on improving the sports cars it already makes.

Take its flagship model, for example. The previous Evora S clocked a lap time around Lotus’ famous Hethel test track in 1 minute and 38 seconds. That’s the benchmark.

The updated Evora 400, with more power and less weight, hustled its way around the same circuit in 1:32, shedding an impressive six seconds off its predecessor’s best time.

Lotus has since released the even more focused Evora Sport 410, with yet more power and, true to the spirit of founder Colin Chapman, less weight. The result, said the automaker upon the model’s release, is an even quicker lap time that’s now down by nearly four more seconds.

Now it has released on-board footage of the latest Evora in its home track, setting a blistering lap time of 1:28.2. That makes it even faster than the new track-bound Elise Race 250, which lapped the track in 1:33.5.

That’s mighty impressive for a vehicle that only packs ten more horsepower than the Evora 400. But such is the pace of progress at Lotus. Hop on board for the lap in the video below.

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