/2011 IAA: Lotus Evora GTE

2011 IAA: Lotus Evora GTE

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The Evora GTE is the most powerful road car the Norfolk-based company has ever produced to date.

This car is designed to celebrate Lotus’ successful entry to the new global motorsport GTE category and is basically an endurance racer that is allowed on the streets. The 3.5 liter V6 in this car churns out 444 PS and it’s got 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.

And it has the most important feature of them all, a racing stripe!

The GTE also has a unique body kit inspired by the actual race car, which looks great, but we’re not sure it’s very convenient on the streets with ll the potholes and speed bumps. The race-inspired interior comes with lightweight Recaro carbon fibre seats cosset for both the passenger and driver and features loads of leather for the sake of feeling good behind the wheel.

Price and availability of this limited edition is yet to be revealed.

Commenting on the Lotus Evora GTE road car, Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar said: “The response to this model in China has been so incredible, within days we had sold out with 114 orders. In response we decided that the only logical step from a business perspective was to increase production and widen our reach. “What is unique about this car, is not just that it’s a serious race car – it’s a serious car. People get so excited when they see and especially hear it for the first time. It’s a very special car and will appeal to a very special type of driver – and they won’t be disappointed!”

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