2011 Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept


2011 Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept

The new Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept will be unveiled to the world for the first time within the Lotus exhibit at the McCall’s Motorworks Revival event Wednesday night, August 17, at the Monterey Jet Center.

The Lotus Evora GTE is a race car developed with a single-minded aim to be successful in the new global motorsport GTE category, which includes the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours.

To celebrate this ground breaking car, Lotus has built the race-inspired Evora GTE Road Car Concept. This high-strung Evora elicits over 420 bhp from its race-developed engine, fed through a sequential AMT racing gearbox and put to the pavement through ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels with center-lock hubs shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires.

2011 Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept

The Evora GTE Road Car Concept isn’t merely a paint scheme or homage to a race car – this is a serious race car that makes for a very serious road car.

The Evora GTE Road Car Concept will later be shown within the Lotus exhibit on Peter Hay Hill near The Lodge at Pebble Beach Thursday, August 18 through mid-day Saturday, August 20 before being moved onto the Concept Car Lawn for display throughout the remainder of the Concours weekend.2011 Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept

 

In Detail

type Series Production Car
released at 2011 Gordon McCall’s Jet Center Party
built at Hethel, England
body stylist Steven Crijns, Russel Carr
engineers Richard Rackham
engine Toyota 2GR-FE V6
position Mid, Transverse
block material Aluminum Alloy
valvetrain Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/dual VVTi
fuel feed Electronic Injection
displacement 3456 cc / 210.90 in³
bore 94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke 83 mm / 3.27 in
power 313.2 kw / 420 bhp
specific output 121.53 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 303.91 bhp per tonne
body / frame Plastic Body over Bonded & Extruded Aluminium Chassis w/Front and Rear Aluminum Subframes
driven wheels RWD w/TCS
wheel type Forged Aluminium Alloy
front tires 225/40 ZR18 Yokohama
rear tires 255/35 ZR19 Yokohama
front brakes Vented & Drilled Discs w/Lotus AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers
f brake size 33 x 350 mm / 1.3 x 13.8 in
rear brakes Vented & Drilled Discs w/Lotus AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers
r brake size 25 x 335.3 mm / 1.0 x 13.2 in
front wheels F 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheels R 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
steering TRW Rack & Pinion w/Hydraulic Assist
f suspension Forged Aluminum Wishbones w/Bilstein Dampers, Eibach Springs
r suspension Forged Aluminum Wishbones w/Bilstein Dampers, Eibach Springs
curb weight 1382 kg / 3047 lbs
weight distro 38 % / 62 %
wheelbase 2575 mm / 101.4 in
front track 1567 mm / 61.7 in
rear track 1574 mm / 62 in
length 4340 mm / 170.9 in
width 1849 mm / 72.8 in
height 1221 mm / 48.1 in
transmission AMT racing