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11 September 2009
Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar
The Lotus Evora Type 124
Endurance Racecar has been developed from the
award-winning Evora road car and is built to FIA
regulations and safety standards.
At the heart of the Lotus Evora are fundamental racecar elements: mid-engine layout, high-tech and super-stiff extruded and bonded aluminium chassis and very strong lightweight forged aluminium wishbones. All these elements mean that it is a natural evolution from the road going Lotus Evora to a competitive endurance racecar.
From the outset the design team
had intentions to take the Evora racing and the
chassis was designed with this in mind.
Endurance races are the perfect events to
showcase the efficiency, handling and durability
characteristics that have been fundamental to
the concept of the Evora.
Further changes for the Lotus
Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar include a six
speed sequential paddle shift racing gearbox,
full FIA specification roll cage, FIA-compliant
120 litre ATL fuel system, FIA fire extinguisher
system, competition carbon fibre rear wing,
diffuser and front splitter.
The aerodynamically efficient
Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar body
design, made from lightweight composite and
carbon fibre panels, remains predominantly
unchanged from the road car, with the only
modifications being to the lower sections of the
front and rear clamshells and the side sills.
The racecar is expected to compete in a number of endurance races in 2010/ 2011 forming part of a factory-supported race program. The races that are targeted are: The 2010 ADAC Nürburgring 24 Hours (Nürburgring Nordschleife, Germany) in May 2010, Merdeka Millennium 12 Hours (Sepang, Malaysia) in August 2010, BritCar 24 Hours (Silverstone, UK) in October 2010 and the Dubai 24 Hours (Dubai Autodrome, UAE) January 2011.