Lotus Racing has recently pulled the wraps off its latest creation, the Evora GTC, which is basically an evolution of the GT4 Enduro.
According to Lotus’ Motorsport Division, the Lotus Evora GTC is coming with carbon fiber roof, carbon fiber doors and a carbon fiber engine cover, along with plexiglass used on windows in order to save some additional weight. Lotus Racing says that, thanks to these changes, the Evora GTC is now weighing 30 kg less than the GT4 Enduro, at 1130-1140 kg (2491-2513 lb).
“The GTC is faster than the GT4 Enduro even though the powertrain remains the same. We’ve managed to reduce the weight, and added ABS and traction control. Wider wheels mean customers now have a much greater level of traction and selection of tyres they can use, the flared wheel arches accommodate this, which gives the car its visual definition and makes it look more muscular without hampering the aero”, said the Group Lotus senior motorsport engineer, Louis Kerr.
The Lotus Evora GTC is powered by a 4.0 liter V6 engine which is developing a total output of 450 horsepower and 460 Nm of torque (339 lb-ft). The unit is being mated to an XTRAC six-speed sequential transmission with paddle shifters. The model has also been equipped with Bosch ABS, traction control, wider tires and wheels.