Lotus LMP2 develops own sports car prototype
Lotus LMP2 is working with united forces in
developing its own Lotus LMP car that will
initially run in the LMP2 class. The next step
will be the development of a new LMP1 car.
Kodewa, that is running two Lotus LMP2 cars in
the 2012 FIA World Endurance Championship, has
ordered the development of the new chassis.
For teams that will be running the new Lotus
LMP2 in the 2013 season for the first time,
besides the support with spare parts at the race
track, service packages for maintenance of spare
parts will also be made available. Additionally,
an engineering and simulation package will be
offered to Lotus LMP2 customers.
The Lotus LMP2 will be a state of the art car in
terms of aerodynamics and monocoque design,
employing the latest designs and technologies.
The technical development is in the hands of
Adess AG, a design office in Munich. The
engineers of Advanced Design Engineering Systems
Solutions AG bring a lot of experience from
their work in Formula 1 and LMP1 sports cars.
They work closely with James Key, one of the
most successful Technical Directors in Formula 1
on cars design and specification.
Responsible for the stylistic elements and
livery is once again Car Concept Designer Daniel
Simon, a real futurist amongst car designers.
Simon, who lives in Los Angeles, used to work as
Senior Concept Designer with Bugatti and
nowadays creates futuristic cars for Cosmic
Motors, Tron Legacy and Prometheus in Hollywood.
Daniel Simon designed the style-defining
elements and graphics of the current Lotus LMP2.
The development of the new car is very well
advanced with the latest CFD applications and
with tests in the wind tunnel. Immediately after
the season final of the 2012 FIA World Endurance
Championship the first shakedown is planned to