Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  New Lotus Evora Cup / GT4 Race Car - Web Exclusive
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

New Lotus Evora Cup / GT4 Race Car - Web Exclusive

New Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 race car and four Lotus 2-Eleven GT4 race cars take on the Nürburgring.

Sep 20, 2010

The new Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 makes its racing debut this weekend (28th-29th August 2010) in the hands of Lotus rookie driver Ollie Hancock.

Epcp_1009_01_o+lotus_evora_cup_gt4+laguna_seca_corkscrew Photo 2/3   |   New Lotus Evora Cup / GT4 Race Car - Web Exclusive

Lotus Motorsport has entered the Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 in the “Invitation” category of the European GT4 Championships as part of a yearlong development program prior to a full GT4 championship assault in 2011. The GT4 will also be made available as a customer race car to privateer racing teams.

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 programme, further details of which will be announced at the Paris Motor Show on the 30th of September 2010.

Liveried in striking Lotus Motorsport Green with a yellow twin-stripe running down the center, the Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 brings the iconic color scheme back once again to sports car racing.

The Evora Cup/GT4 will debut just a matter of hours after Lotus announced the new 350 PS, supercharged Evora S road car, to be unveiled at the Paris Motor Show.

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 Laguna Seca race circuit in early August, giving Lotus’ newest race car a most diverse and comprehensive pedigree.

Epcp_1009_02_o+lotus_evora_cup_gt4+laguna_seca Photo 3/3   |   New Lotus Evora Cup / GT4 Race Car - Web Exclusive

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.

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.

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Buyer at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction nabs Supra VIN 20201 - signed by Toyota CEO Akio Toyoda - for $2.1 million, the entire bid benefiting the American Heart Association and the Bob Woodruff Foundation
Rory JurneckaJan 21, 2019
You've just purchased the new NSX but you have too much money left over and you need to spend it on something (we've all been there, right...). That's where AIMGAIN comes in.
RodrezJan 18, 2019
Preview the March 2019 issue of Super Street, with the GReddy x Pandem FC RX-7; a DSM 600HP Talon TSI; an AWD DC2; Shutter Space photo contest roundup; and more!
Bob HernandezJan 18, 2019
In Japan, Toyota is offering a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder in two different states of tune on the Supra
Kelly PleskotJan 18, 2019
The Lego McLaren Senna kit has 219 pieces and, yes, incorporates the transparent in-door panels of the actual hypercar
Conner GoldenJan 18, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP