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

typeSeries Production Car
released at2011 Gordon McCall’s Jet Center Party
built atHethel, England
body stylistSteven Crijns, Russel Carr
engineersRichard Rackham
engineToyota 2GR-FE V6
positionMid, Transverse
block materialAluminum Alloy
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/dual VVTi
fuel feedElectronic Injection
displacement3456 cc / 210.90 in³
bore94 mm / 3.7 in
stroke83 mm / 3.27 in
power313.2 kw / 420 bhp
specific output121.53 bhp per litre
bhp/weight303.91 bhp per tonne
body / framePlastic Body over Bonded & Extruded Aluminium Chassis w/Front and Rear Aluminum Subframes
driven wheelsRWD w/TCS
wheel typeForged Aluminium Alloy
front tires225/40 ZR18 Yokohama
rear tires255/35 ZR19 Yokohama
front brakesVented & Drilled Discs w/Lotus AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers
f brake size33 x 350 mm / 1.3 x 13.8 in
rear brakesVented & Drilled Discs w/Lotus AP Racing 4-Piston Calipers
r brake size25 x 335.3 mm / 1.0 x 13.2 in
front wheelsF 45.7 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 8 in
rear wheelsR 48.3 x 24.1 cm / 19 x 9.5 in
steeringTRW Rack & Pinion w/Hydraulic Assist
f suspensionForged Aluminum Wishbones w/Bilstein Dampers, Eibach Springs
r suspensionForged Aluminum Wishbones w/Bilstein Dampers, Eibach Springs
curb weight1382 kg / 3047 lbs
weight distro38 % / 62 %
wheelbase2575 mm / 101.4 in
front track1567 mm / 61.7 in
rear track1574 mm / 62 in
length4340 mm / 170.9 in
width1849 mm / 72.8 in
height1221 mm / 48.1 in
transmissionAMT racing