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.

Lotus Evora Enduro GT Concept Lotus Evora Enduro GT

The Evora Enduro can be bought by private individuals and adapted for racing.

Powertrain Specification
Engine – Cosworth tuned mid-mounted, transverse 4-litre DOHC V6 VVT-i 2GR-FE
normally aspirated with dry sump , CNC billet Alloy Engine mounts, Motorsport optimized bushes
Engine Management – Cosworth SQ6 ECU
Gearbox – XTRAC 426. Sequential 6-speed, driving rear wheels, transverse layout dog
engagement, reverse and neutral engagement, external oil cooler reverse
cut directly onto the primary shaft. Bespoke Alloy cast bell housing
Gear Shift – Mechanical gear shift (rose jointed, direct shaft change) (optional paddle
shift, pneumatic system)

Clutch – Twin plate sintered clutch
Exhaust System – Competition exhaust manifold, competition silencer. Thermal coated
Exhaust Noise – 110 dB (A) at 3800 rpm (FIA)*
Induction System – Performance air filter, carbon plenum and trumpets

Performance
Max Power 440 bhp @ 7000 rpm*
Max Torque 460 Nm @ 5500 rpm*
Max Engine Revs Revs 7200 rpm*
Fuel Rating 98 RON
Engine Position – Transverse mid-mounted
Unladen Vehicle Mass – 1160 kg*
* Subject to development testing.

Vehicle Specification
Chassis – Modular lightweight bonded aluminium structure
Suspension Front/Rear – Forged aluminium double wishbone suspension, 4 way Ohlins TTX36
dampers, coaxial coil springs, Uni ball wishbone joint, increased camber
adjustable anti roll bars. Centre lock hubs, wheel nut safety retainer
Braking System – Twin master cylinder pedal box, cable bias control
Brakes Front – Alcon 6 piston callipers, two piece aluminium belled discs, with 25mm race pads
Brakes Rear -  Alcon 4 piston callipers, two piece aluminium belled discs, with 25mm race pads
Wheels – Forged Alloy; Front – 18 x 8.5J Rear – 18 x 10J
Tyres – Front – 24/64-18; Rear – 27/65-18
Fuel System – FIA FT3 approved with internal high pressure pump, regulator and filter
Fuel Tank / Capacity – 120 litres nominal
Fuel Tank / Filler – ATL ‘dry break’ quick fill
Engine Cooling – Twin core High Ambient Radiator aluminium end tank radiator, Laminova heat exchanger*