• Sep 15, 2009

Lotus Evora Type 124 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Few automakers are as deeply rooted in motorsport as Lotus. So it comes as no surprise that, so soon after its release, the British sportscar-maker and engineering firm has already come out with a racing version of its new Evora.

Tagged with the Type 124 label, the new sportscar is converted from four seats to one, but the stripped-out, competition-spec interior is only the tip of the proverbial iceberg for the GT3-spec racer. The Toyota-sourced V6, which produces 280 horses in road-going spec, has been reworked to the tune of 400 horsepower, driving the rear wheels from its midship placement via a new sequential gearbox. Carbon-composite body panels, 18-inch racing slicks hiding six-pot AP Racing calipers, a track-focused suspension and wings aplenty round out the package, which will make its race debut right here in Germany at the Nurburgring 24 in May 2010. But you can check it out now in the gallery of live shots below.









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      • 5 Years Ago
      The one thing I have wondered since I saw the debut of this car is hy does the stock car only have 280 HP. Doesn't a stock Camry have 270 from the same engine? Plus i'm sure its pretty restricted by Toyota from the factory for emissions and gas mileage purposes.

      But anyway, I'd still buy one. Very sexy car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Lotus remarked on that themselves and chose to keep it stock and didn't bother reworking it (at that time) because it provided the power they needed, gave the added bonus of optimal mileage (in the 20's), and met CAFE standards.
        • 5 Years Ago
        isn't it the same engine, in longitudinal configuration running on premium, that puts out 306hp?
      • 5 Years Ago
      That girl is hot!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Check out those hips.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice livery, I think I'll do something like that to mine... ;)
      • 5 Years Ago
      She is cute, get a number?
      • 5 Years Ago
      A reworked Toyota 3.5 V6 so that it outputs ~400hp? Good lord, I'll take 2!
        • 5 Years Ago
        That might be the engine from the next hybrid Supra.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Mike. I wanna hear you saying that after the Tokyo Motor Show.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I absolutely love Lotus' commitment to their core values.
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow - suddenly I like this car...