Lotus Evora GX Race Car – built to order for $335,000

Lotus Evora GX Race Car – built to order for $335,000

This is the Lotus Evora GX Race Car that will race in North America’s Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. McMahon Raceworks with Condor Motorsport have placed an order for one, which is built to order for US$335,000.

Like the Evora GTC, carbon-fibre doors, roof and engine cover have replaced the SMC and RTM composite panels of the previous evolution GT4 Enduro, and Plexiglass replaces the polycarbonate windows in order to trim yet more weight off what is already a very light car. At 1,150kg, GX tips the scales at just 10 kilos more than the GTC, despite being fitted with a much thicker US-spec roll cage.

There are aerodynamic changes too, with a new front splitter and front bumper, and the standard Rolex Series rear wing which, along with the car’s wide wheels and flared arches, give it very menacing stance. To meet other series requirements, ABS and traction control have been removed, putting more emphasis on driver skill.

There’s also a new fuel filler system, Continental tyres, and yellow headlamps in order to tick all the race series specific boxes. The 4.0 litre V6 continues to pump out 440 bhp and 440 Nm of torque, and is paired to an XTRAC six-speed sequential paddle-shift gearbox.

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Danny Tan

Danny Tan loves driving as much as he loves a certain herbal meat soup, and sweet engine music as much as drum beats. He has been in the auto industry since 2006, previously filling the pages of two motoring magazines before joining this website. Enjoys detailing the experience more than the technical details.

 

Comments

  • Yellow headlights very ah beng.. si be beng aaa…

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  • Fredo on Sep 12, 2012 at 11:52 am

    awesome!

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  • confused on Sep 12, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    Very afterthought wheel arches..

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  • ahmadfaris93 on Sep 12, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Good job but Lotus really need to focus on producing future models. We have enough of the Evora already. There are too many versions of this car already.

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  • RedBeanBun on Sep 12, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    HICOM will sell off this Lotus in the next 2 years..

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  • Why not put something more from lotus into proton cars instead of juz handling by lotus, with all the gadgetry produced by lotus, there must be something tat we could show off in proton cars

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    • There is more than ‘handling by Lotus’ input in Proton cars. CPS valve is one. The are also others not readily visible especially the ones process related. Lotus Engineering does offer products and services to the industry but you can’t put everything into Protons or the price will go up and I don’t think Proton mgmt wants Lotus Engineering to do charity work just to keep Proton prices competitive. Lotus Engineering is a business unit and it has to keep making money

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