Being originally made for the Asian auto market, the British car manufacturer has presented to the public its most powerful model yet, the Evora GTE, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, being inspired by race cars.
Lotus says that the newest model in its line-up, the Evora GTE, takes its power from the 3.5 liter V6 engine, “borrowed” from Toyota, which is delivering 444 horsepower at 7.000 rpm and 420 Nm of torque at 4.500 rpm, but thanks to the British engineering, the supercar is 105 kg lighter than the standard version, while its unit is more powerful.
According to the automaker, weight has been saved thanks to carbon fiber panels which were fitted on it. Lotus also says that the passenger comfort hasn’t been sacrificed while the Evora GTE is still offering the adrenaline of a racing car.
Other changes offered on the Evora GTE come on the interior, where unlike a racing car we find leather but also some carbon fiber insertions. Last but not least, the powerful new Lotus is sitting on a fresh set of alloys wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires.
The British automaker will only make 25 units of the Evora GTE and the model will also be available to European customers, but after the head Danny Bahar received 114 requests for the supercar, the production might be increased. However Lotus didn’t announce the price of the Evora GTE yet.