2011 Lotus Evora GTE
In 2011 Lotus re envisioned their Evora into the GTE race car. 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.
Specs & Performance
|built at||Hethel, England|
|body stylist||Steven Crijns, Russel Carr|
|predecessor||2010 Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar|
|engine||Toyota 2GR-FE V6|
|block material||Aluminum Alloy|
|valvetrain||Chain-Driven DOHC, 4 Valves per Cyl w/dual VVTi|
|fuel feed||Electronic Injection|
|displacement||3999 cc / 244.03 in³|
|power||350.5 kw / 470 bhp|
|specific output||117.53 bhp per litre|
|body / frame||Carbon Fiber 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|
|transmission||X-Trac 6-Speed Sequential|
|gear ratios||3.54:1, 1.91:1, 1.41:1, 1.09:1, 0.97:1, 0.86:1|