Lotus has made a new endurance race car base on the current road car Lotus Evora which is named the Lotus Evora Type 124 Race Car. Read full news from thestar below
NEW LOTUS EVORA TYPE 124 RACE CAR
Lotus has announced that its new Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar will make its 24 hour racing debut at the ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours in May next year.
The car, which has been developed from the award-winning Evora road car and is built to FIA regulations and safety standards, features a race-tuned version of the mid-mounted Toyota V6 engine, with power increased to over 400bhp, depending on race regulations.
With reduce weight by up to 200kg compared to the road-going version, the Type 124 is expected to weigh less than 1200kg, again depending on race regulations.
Further changes for the Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar include a six-speed sequential paddle-shift racing gearbox, full FIA specification roll cage, FIA-compliant 120l ATL fuel system, FIA fire extinguisher system, competition carbon fibre rear wing, diffuser and front splitter.
The racecar is fitted with AP Racing six-piston callipers front and rear, with a race-tuned Bosch ABS system, four-way adjustable dampers and adjustable anti-roll bars. It will run on 18-inch wheels shod with Pirelli racing slicks and the wheels widths have been increased over the roadcar to 9½-inch on the front and 11-inch on the rear.
The aerodynamically-efficient Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar body design, made from lightweight composite and carbon fibre panels, remains predominantly unchanged from the road car, with the only modifications being to the lower sections of the front and rear clamshells and the side sills.
The vehicle is expected to compete in a number of endurance races in 2010/2011 forming part of a factory-supported race program. Besided the ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours, it will also take part in the Merdeka Millennium 12 Hours next Aug as well as the BritCar 24 Hours in Silverstone, UK in Oct and the Dubai 24 Hours at the Dubai Autodrome in the UAE in Jan 2011.