This the race ready Lotus Evora Cup Racer that meets FIA GT4 specification. As its name suggests, it will race in a European one-make Evora Cup series.
The standard car’s Toyota sourced 276 bhp 3.5-litre V6 engine has been enlarged to 4.0-litres, producing more than 400 bhp and over 400 Nm of peak torque. The mid-mounted engine is paired to a six-speed sequential paddle shift gearbox. Serious pace is guaranteed, as the V6 has only 1,200 kg to pull, 200 kg less than the road going Evora.
Other tweaks include adjustable motorsport dampers and six-piston front brake calipers, with two-piece aluminum belled brake discs. The Evora Cup Racer also gets electrical cut off, fire extinguisher and traction control. In addition, a Dallara developed aero package which includes carbon fibre parts significantly improves downforce and cooling. For all that, you’ll need £120,000 excluding taxes.
Looking good in Epsom Green with a Solar Yellow stripe down the centre, the final design and specifications of the Lotus Evora Cup Racer will be revealed at the Geneva show in March. Perhaps Proton’s R3 division should get one of these down for the Merdeka Millennium Endurance Race; with an ace driver like Tengku Djan behind the wheel, it will surely give the Petronas BMW Z4s and 911 GT3s a run for their money!