Lotus Evora Enduro GT Concept

March 4, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Lotus has developed a new GT racer based on the Evora GT4 to cope with the new regulations in GT2/GTE class. The source of power in this new Evora racer, which Lotus is adamant is a concept for the time being, is a 4-litre DOCH V6 VVT-i engine prepared by the best name in business, Cosworth. This powerplant makes 440 bhp @ 7,000 rpm and 460 Nm of torque @ 5,500 rpm which is sent to the rear wheels via a 6-speed sequential transmission. Other features of this good looking racer include aluminium chassis and double wishbone suspension with Ohlins components. The Evora Enduro can be bought by private individuals and adapted for racing. Powertrain Specification Engine – Cosworth tuned [...]

Lightweight Lotus Elise Club Racer Announced

February 20, 2011 at 10:07 am

Lotus is still continuing the tradition of making of high performance cars through lightness by introducing the 2012 Lotus Elise Club Racer. This car gets the same 1.6 liter engine as normal Elise, but it’s been on a diet and has lost 40 kg of weight. That makes it leaner and meaner and more of a performance machine suitable for track days. It also drives better thanks to the Sport setting for the DPM (Dynamic Performance Management), and sport suspension and an adjustable anti-roll bar, as well as Eibach springs and Bilstein dampers. The car will be available in sky Blue, Saffron Yellow, Ardent Red, Aspen White, Matt Black and Carbon Grey and has a base price of £27,500 / [...]

Lotus Renault GP

December 9, 2010 at 11:47 am

Since as the Lotus F1 team didn’t really live up to the expectations this season in Formula 1, the British company, loaded with Malaysian money of Proton, is buying in the Renault F1 team and creates the Lotus Renault GP. So next year they’ll come with two teams. Lotus bought the a major equity stake in the Renault Formula 1 team from Genii Capital. This partnership is not limited to Formula 1, as they hope to use F1-derived technologies such as KERS or lightweight materials for their upcoming range of supercars. Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar said: “I can think of no better platform for automotive brand communications than motorsport and F1™. We’re well aware that there has been a [...]

Lotus Evora Automatic IPS

September 2, 2010 at 9:08 am

One of the most anticipated cars to be unveiled at Paris Motor Show this year is the Lotus Evora Automatic. They have introduced the Evora S as a sort of sporty and track-focused version and now present the automatic IPS version for those who want to be fast and comfortable at the same time. This model features the IPS (Intelligent Precision Shift) system and comes with the standard 3.5 l V6 engine delivering 280 PS. The IPS version of the Evora allows the driver to switch between manual paddle shift and automatic drive modes, and also has a Sport mode. Evora IPS Option Technical Specification Engine Mid mounted, transverse 3.5 litre DOHC V6 VVT-I Emissions 208 g/km Transmission Electronically controlled [...]

Lotus Evora Cup GT4 at Nurburgring

August 29, 2010 at 5:29 pm

As promised Lots has prepared the racing version of the Evora, called the GT4, and it makes its racing debut at Nurburgring European GT4 Championships race. Apart from its GT career, this Evora will be also used in a one make Evora Cup series. The car is specially lightened (weighs 1190 kg – 200 less than road-going Evora) and at 360 hp it’s even more powerful than the recently revealed Evora S. It is also a great looking racing car featuring Lotus Motorsport Green livery with a yellow twin-stripe running down the centre.