Lotus to expedite new Evora Cup GT4 program
2010-08-30 13:58:30 Author: admin Source:
With 360 PS and weighing in at just 1190 kg, nearly 200 kg less than the road going Evora, the new Evora GT4 carries the Lotus Type Number 124 and represents part of Lotus’ new strategic GT motorsport program, further details of which will be announced at the Paris Motor Show on the 30 September.
Liveried in striking Lotus Motorsport Green with a yellow twin-stripe running down the centre, the Evora Cup/GT4 brings the iconic colour scheme back once again to sports car racing.
Already, the Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 has undergone a punishing and extensive development program 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.
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 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (above) 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 color 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.