Published on September 21st, 2011 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Lotus Shows The Evora GTE In Detail At Frankfurt
At the Lotus show stand there was a 444 PS 3.5-liter V6 engine sitting in the GTE. It was quite simply, the most powerful Lotus road car ever built. Yet contrary to its extreme roots, the Lotus Evora GTE road car also delivers a comfortable and refined element to its high performance driving characteristics. Originally created as a special limited edition for the Asian market and designed to celebrate Lotus’ successful entry to the new global motorsport GTE category, the hand built Lotus Evora GTE road car has all the attributes you’d expect of an endurance racer including a sequential AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) racing gearbox and lightweight and forged alloy rims with centre lock hubs shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres. Clever use of carbon fibre has been integrated extensively throughout the exterior and interior of the car, this is one major contributors to the 105kg weight reduction versus the base Evora. Carbon fibre has been used for all the bodywork modifications including the front and rear bumpers, the rear wing and the doors. Complimenting the striking exterior is a stunning, modern race-themed interior providing both occupants with the race car thrill without compromising on comfort. Leather and carbon fibre dominate the cabin and lightweight Recaro carbon fibre seats cosset both the passenger and driver giving a sense of security and comfort that mean that any driver of the Lotus Evora GTE can really go the distance as they take command of this extraordinary car.