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Lotus Evora Cup GT4 Debuts

Lotus Evora Cup GT4 at Lotus Evora Cup GT4 Debuts

After unveiling the Evora S and Evora IPS, Lotus has now put the spotlight on the Evora GT4, the racing version of the car, which is set for debut at this weekend (28th-29th August 2010) Nurburgring European GT4 Championships race. Lotus Motorsport has entered the Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 in the “Invitation” category in the hands of Lotus rookie driver Ollie Hancock.

Lotus Evora Cup GT4 1 at Lotus Evora Cup GT4 Debuts

Being the racing Evora, the GT4 is the most powerful variant of the car with 360 hp and at 1190 kg it’s also 200 kg lighter than the standard car. The Evora GT4/Cup which uses Lotus Motorsport Green livery with a yellow twin-stripe running down the centre, has been under development for months with Lotus Racing’s F1 driver Jarno Trulli, experienced GT racer Johnny Mowlem and Lotus Motorsport’s own Product Manager Gavan Kershaw as part of the development team.

The GT4 will also be made available as a customer race car to privateer racing teams.

Lotus Motorsport’s IndyCar driver Takuma Sato and 1996 Champ Car  winner, Jimmy Vasser have also given extensive feedback having driven the Evora Cup/GT4 at the legendary Laguna Seca race circuit in early August, giving Lotus’ newest race car a most diverse and comprehensive pedigree.

Accompanying the Evora’s debut will be four ultra lightweight Lotus 2-Eleven GT4 race cars, two of which will be entered in the Lotus Motorsport colour scheme and run by NFS Racing Dubai. The other two cars will be run by Team Scuderia Giudici, who currently lead the GT4 “Super Sports” Championship category.

For those who can’t make the journey to the Nürburgring in the beautiful Eifel region to see the Evora Cup/GT4 making its first racing appearance, then GT racing fans will have an opportunity to see a second Evora Cup/GT4 in the slightly less hilly surroundings of Norfolk where Lotus Motorsport’s Product Manager Gavan Kershaw will be giving demonstration laps during the Snetterton round of the British GT4 Championships also over the weekend of the 28th and 29th of August.

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