Lotus unveils new Evora GTC for America’s Grand Am Rolex Series

Lotus has just unveiled a new track version of its flagship Evora called the GTC. Starting off as an Evora GT4 Enduro, the car was then refreshed and modified to enter America’s Grand-Am road racing league, the Rolex Sports Car Series.

The new Lotus Evora GTC features flared wheel arches to accommodate for larger tires while the body was sent to the dieting school for a total loss of 30kg. The BOSCH racing-sourced ABS and traction control systems were also added to optimize power delivery and braking control, especially when the weather gets rough on race day.

Powering the Lotus Evora GTC is the car’s traditional, Toyota-sourced 2GR-FE 3.5L V6, but its displacement was raised to 4.0L to produce 450hp and around 458 torques.

“The GTC is faster than the GT4 Enduro even though the powertrain remains the same. We’ve managed to reduce the weight, and added ABS and traction control,” said Louis Kerr, Group Lotus’s senior motor sports engineer. “Wider wheels mean customers now have a much greater level of traction and selection of tyres they can use, the flared wheel arches accommodate this, which gives the car its visual definition and makes it look more muscular without hampering the aero.”

– By: Chris Chin