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Lotus Sports Cars Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar

Proton-owned and British-based sports car maker Lotus has announced the Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar (pronounced One Twenty Four). Based on the Evora road car, it is powered by a mid-mounted Toyota V6 powerplant. The engine is race-tuned and can output over 400PS, depending on race regulations. The power unit is linked to a 6 speed sequential transmission with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. It can weigh less than 1,200 kg, again depending on race regulations, thanks to an aluminium chassis, very strong lightweight forged aluminium wishbones and lightweight composite and carbon fiber panels.

Lotus Sports Cars Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar

The Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar has been developed from the award-winning Evora road car and is built to FIA regulations and safety standards. Based on the standard Evora road car, the Evora Type 124 (pronounced One Twenty-four) will make its 24 hour racing debut at the ADAC Nurburgring 24 hours race. According to Lotus, the Evora was designed for racing from the start and this made it very easy for the team to convert the Evora into a racecar, thanks to the mid-engine layout, stiff bonded aluminium chassis and lightweight forced aluminium wishbones for the suspension.

The Type 124 (suggested One Twenty Four) Endurance Racecar is the following step in the evolution of the Evora. The automobile will make its 24 hour racing debut on the ADAC N?Rburgring 24 Hours which provides a extraordinary test for the Evora?S overall performance, efficiency and durability beneath hard and stressful patience race situations.

The Evora gets a race-tuned version of the Toyota V6 mated to a 6-speed sequential paddle shift racing gearbox, and it now produces over four hundred PS that's well over the 100 PS in step with liter ratio. I desire they?D indexed out extra specs as to the specifications of the engine ? I dig this form of stuff. In inventory shape, the Evora makes 280 horsepower from its 3.5 liter V6 engine, however even for the street car its said that a supercharged model ought to come later setting out over 400 horses.

At the heart of the Lotus Evora are fundamental racecar elements: mid-engine layout, excessive-tech and top notch-stiff extruded and bonded aluminium chassis and very sturdy lightweight cast aluminium wishbones. All those factors mean that it is a natural evolution from the street going Lotus Evora to a competitive endurance racecar.

From the outset the layout team had intentions to take the Evora racing and the chassis was designed with this in thoughts. Endurance races are the best events to showcase the performance, handling and sturdiness traits that have been essential to the idea of the Evora.

The Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar has a race-tuned version of the mid-established Toyota V6 engine, with electricity elevated to over four hundred playstation (depending on race rules). Vehicle mass is expected to be decreased by as much as 2 hundred kg, bringing the load of the racecar to less than 1200 kg (depending on race regulations).

Further modifications for the Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar consist of a six velocity sequential paddle shift racing gearbox, complete FIA specification roll cage, FIA-compliant 120 litre ATL fuel machine, FIA hearth extinguisher machine, competition carbon fibre rear wing, diffuser and front splitter.

The racecar is outfitted with AP Racing 6 piston callipers the front and rear, with a race-tuned Bosch ABS device, four-way adjustable dampers and adjustable anti-roll bars. The racecar runs on 18? Rims shod with Pirelli racing slicks and the wheels widths had been extended over the roadcar to nine ? J on the front and eleven J at the rear.

Loads of goodies are added to the automobile ? AP Racing 6 pot brakes on each back and front, a race-tuned Bosch ABS device, four-manner adjustable dampers, adjustable anti-roll bars, 18 inch wheels (great and huge 9.5 from and eleven at the rear) with Pirelli slicks, a full FIA rollcage, an FIA one hundred twenty liter ATL gas system, FIA fireplace extinguisher, yet weight is reduce down from the manufacturing automobile to under 1200kg relying on race policies. This is thanks to using carbon fiber appreciably within the rear wing, diffuser, font splitter, and body panels.

The aerodynamically efficient Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar body layout, crafted from lightweight composite and carbon fibre panels, stays predominantly unchanged from the street vehicle, with the best modifications being to the decrease sections of the front and rear clamshells and the facet sills.

Luke Bennett, Director of Lotus Cars Limited, stated, ?Motorsport has been in our blood ever in view that our founder, Colin Chapman, built the primary Lotus lower back in 1948. We are happy with our motorsport records, which incorporates victories in Formula One, Le Mans, saloon automobile, rally vehicle and sportscar racing round the arena; more lately, we gained the British GT3 Championship in 2006 with the Lotus Exige. The Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar is from the equal particular stable and we expect it to be a aggressive racecar whilst we enter diverse staying power races subsequent yr.?

Roger Becker, Vehicle Engineering Director for Group Lotus Plc said, “Every Lotus car is designed to be at home on the race track as well as the road, and the Evora is no different. Designed primarily as an everyday road car, the Evora’s lightweight and stiff structure, its aerodynamics and performance means that it is perfectly suited to taming race tracks around the world, and we are looking forward to seeing the new Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar line up on the grid for the 2010 season.”

The racecar is predicted to compete in a number of endurance races in 2010/ 2011 forming a part of a manufacturing facility-supported race application. The races which are centered are: The 2010 ADAC N?Rburgring 24 Hours (N?Rburgring Nordschleife, Germany) in May 2010, Merdeka Millennium 12 Hours (Sepang, Malaysia) in August 2010, BritCar 24 Hours (Silverstone, UK) in October 2010 and the Dubai 24 Hours (Dubai Autodrome, UAE) January 2011.

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