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

type Racing Car
built at Hethel, England
body stylist Steven Crijns, Russel Carr
engineers Richard Rackham
predeccesor 2010 Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar
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 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