2011 Lotus Evora GTE


2011 Lotus Evora GTE

In 2011 Lotus reenvisioned their Evora into the GTE racecar. It was made for outright endurance racing at events like the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The body is entirely new and constructed from carbon fibre, while the chassis is similar to the production version with a different suspension.

Cosworth was sourced to modify the Toyota 2GR-FE V6 and enlarge it to four liters. With a dry sump lubrication system Cosworth increase peak output from 345 bhp to 470 bhp. This was mated a XTrac six-speed sequential.

For the 2011 season JetAlliance Racing fielded two cars in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) which meant stops at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 1000 kms of Silverstone.

2011 Lotus Evora GTE

In Detail

typeRacing Car
built atHethel, England
body stylistSteven Crijns, Russel Carr
engineersRichard Rackham
predeccesor2010 Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar
engineToyota 2GR-FE V6
positionMid, Transverse
block materialAluminum Alloy
valvetrainChain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/dual VVTi
fuel feedElectronic Injection
displacement3999 cc / 244.03 in³
power350.5 kw / 470 bhp
specific output117.53 bhp per litre
body / frameCarbon Fiber 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
transmissionX-Trac 6-Speed Sequential
gear ratios3.54:1, 1.91:1, 1.41:1, 1.09:1, 0.97:1, 0.86:1