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AUTO NEWS – New Lotus Evora GT4 Idea unwrapped on the Shanghai Motor Present

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New Lotus Evora GT4 Idea unwrapped on the Shanghai Motor Present


The Lotus Evora GT4 Idea has been unveiled at this 12 months’s Shanghai Motor Present, that includes a collection of performance-focused chassis upgrades, a race-tuned V6 engine, carbon fibre cladding and an FIA-compliant security system. Following its homologation approval, the British agency will race the Evora GT4 Idea from 2020.

It’s based mostly on the identical light-weight aluminium chassis because the road-going Evora, albeit with uprated disc brakes, adjustable dampers, lightened suspension arms and tubular anti-roll bars. To additional profit structural rigidity, in addition to help with crash security, the GT4 Idea can also be fitted with an eight-point, FIA-approved roll-cage. 

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The Evora GT4 Idea is powered by a tuned model of the identical Toyota-derived supercharged 3.5-litre V6 from the road-going Evora. It produces 443bhp and 510Nm of torque, which is fed to the rear wheels through a six-speed sequential transmission and a Torsen restricted slip differential, permitting a prime velocity of 170mph.

Following the Lotus philosophy of “including lightness,” the entrance and rear bumpers, roof, engine cowl, rear quarter panels, diffuser and rear wing are all created from carbon fibre. The door glass has been changed with plastic, the standard lead-acid battery has been substituted for a lithium-ion unit and the wheels are solid from light-weight aluminium.

In consequence, the Evora GT4 Idea ideas the scales at simply 1,200kg (with out the motive force), giving it a power-to-weight ratio of 370bhp per tonne. This implies it’s 97kg lighter and has 44bhp per tonne greater than the road-going Evora GT410 Sport on which it’s based mostly. 

Lastly, to adjust to FIA racing rules, the Evora GT4 Idea encompasses a complete record of security tools, together with a six-point harness, an FIA-approved racing seat, a fire-extinguisher system, {an electrical} kill-switch and a 120-litre gas tank with a rollover sensor and strain aid valve. 

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AUTO NEWS – New Lotus Evora GT4 Idea unwrapped on the Shanghai Motor Present
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