At the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show, Lotus unveiled the most powerful Lotus road car ever built – the Lotus Evora GTE. Powered by a 3.5 liter V6, the Evora GTE makes over 438-hp and combines the company’s lightweight DNA for extreme road-going performance.
“Originally created as a special limited edition for the Asian market and designed to celebrate Lotus’ successful entry to the new global motorsport GTE category, the hand built Lotus Evora GTE road car has all the attributes you’d expect of an endurance racer including a sequential AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) racing gearbox and lightweight and forged alloy rims with centre lock hubs shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires,” Lotus said in a statement.
Production of the Lotus Evora GTE will be expanded to meet demand and reach further markets.
“The response to this model in China has been so incredible, within days we had sold out with 114 orders,” said Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar. “In response we decided that the only logical step from a business perspective was to increase production and widen our reach. What is unique about this car, is not just that it’s a serious race car – it’s a serious car. People get so excited when they see and especially hear it for the first time. It’s a very special car and will appeal to a very special type of driver – and they won’t be disappointed!”
– By: Omar Rana