Lotus Evora GX race car revealed

 Lotus Evora GX race car revealed
Lotus Evora GX 25.7.2012

Has 440 hp (328 kW / 446 PS)

Lotus has unveiled their new Evora GX race car.

Designed to compete in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, the car features an aerodynamic body kit, a rear wing and yellow headlights. There's also Plexiglass windows, a roll cage and a new fuel filler system. Additionally, the doors, roof and engine cover are made from carbon fiber.

Power comes from a 4.0-liter V6 engine that produces 440 hp (328 kW / 446 PS) and 440 Nm (324 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission which should ensure the 1,150 kg (2,535 lb) race car is fast enough to tackle the competition.

The Evora GX will be built to order and pricing starts at $335,000 (€276,335 / £216,200).

Source: Lotus


Later in the 2012 season the Evora will race under the Rolex Series' GT rules as GX rules begin in 2013. With the Evora GX, the driving experience is even more pure, and the beefy body kit is even more aggressive.

McMahon Raceworks with Condor Motorsport have placed an order for their Evora GX, and the team led by David McMahon with Armando Trentini as lead driver and consultant, will enter the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series.

Like the GTC, carbon-fibre doors, roof and engine cover have replaced the SMC and RTM composite panels of the previous evolution GT4 Enduro, and Plexiglass replaces the polycarbonate windows in order to trim yet more weight off what is already a very light car. At 1,150kg, it tips the scales at just 10kg over the weight of the GTC model, despite being fitted with the much thicker US-spec roll cage.

There are aerodynamic changes too, with a new front splitter and front bumper, and the standard Rolex Series rear wing which, along with the car's wide wheels and flared arches, give it very mean stance. To meet other series requirements, ABS and traction control have been removed, putting more emphasis on driver skill.

There's also a new fuel filler system, Continental tyres, and yellow headlamps in order to tick all the race series specific boxes. The 4-litre V6 continues to pump out 440bhp and 440Nm of torque, linked to an XTRAC six-speed sequential paddle-shift. The GX is priced at $335,000.00 and will be built to order.

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A truly stunning car and it should be competitive. The GT class in the Rolex series is very competitive, so this is good for Lotus as a manufacturer, alot of lessons will be learned. Lessons learned only on the track.
Jul 26, 2012 7:05 pm
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