Yesterday evening at the Monterey Jet Center, Lotus unveiled the Evora GTE Road Car Concept, a tribute to the Evora race car that was created to compete in the GTE race class. The car looks eerily familiar to the Mansory-built Evora shown earlier this year, and the badge on the back of the spoiler is evidence that the Swiss company was involved with this concept. Even so, the car is tastefully done and looks fantastic in person.

The Evora GTE Concept isn't just about looks, though. Behind the rear seats is a 420-horsepower version of the supercharged four-cylinder engine, running through a sequential AMT gearbox. Lightweight racing wheels with center-lock hubs are wrapped around sticky Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires.

You can view live photos of the Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept in the gallery above, or follow the jump to read the official press release from Lotus.
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World Premiere of the new Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept

The new Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept will be unveiled to the world for the first time within the Lotus exhibit at the McCall's Motorworks Revival event Wednesday night, August 17, at the Monterey Jet Center.

The Lotus Evora GTE is a race car developed with a single-minded aim to be successful in the new global motorsport GTE category, which includes the world famous Le Mans 24 Hours.

To celebrate this ground breaking car, Lotus has built the race-inspired Evora GTE Road Car Concept. This high-strung Evora elicits over 420 bhp from its race-developed engine, fed through a sequential AMT racing gearbox and put to the pavement through ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels with center-lock hubs shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires.

The Evora GTE Road Car Concept isn't merely a paint scheme or homage to a race car – this is a serious race car that makes for a very serious road car.

The Evora GTE Road Car Concept will later be shown within the Lotus exhibit on Peter Hay Hill near The Lodge at Pebble Beach Thursday, August 18 through mid-day Saturday, August 20 before being moved onto the Concept Car Lawn for display throughout the remainder of the Concours weekend.


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      DrEvil
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry folks, but I really am not a fan of Lotus under Proton's stewardship. Yeah, I know all you folks under 30 are full of opinions, but you were not alive when Lotus was special. Lotus today is a middle of the pack sub-standard performer. The original Elan, Europa, Espirit, Elite etc. The Elise and Exige are probably the best thing to come out of Proton Lotus. Here is my disappointment with those cars, the lazy bastards didn't even try to massage the stock Toyota engines, they just dropped them in the chassis. Those cars could have been so much more. To further prove my point, the Pontiac Solstice killed the Elise in showroom stock racing. Unthinkable. Getting back to this car, something about the styling reminds me of a downs syndrome baby. I expect better from Lotus, this is not better, it just merely exists.
        Durishin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DrEvil
        DrE, Cold beer is good, yes? Smith's gauges that work are good, yes? Wipers that wipe are good and window lifts that do that are good, yes? What - exactly do you miss?
        blo0dLuSt
        • 3 Years Ago
        @DrEvil
        lol so y u hate proton? hello from malaysian here - proton owner here =)
      Muttons
      • 3 Years Ago
      Well, the rear wing says Mansory right on it, which surprises me because I love this and I usually hate every gaudy thing Mansory does.
      Dante
      • 3 Years Ago
      Love it, except the wing.
      Jonathan Arena
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats strong
      Paul Chiu
      • 3 Years Ago
      I love everything about its looks except for the sport stripe. I think it's a little too distracting. A white body with black top would be great, but without the stripes.
      • 3 Years Ago
      [blocked]
      quarin
      • 3 Years Ago
      4 Cylinder, or 6?.. in any event drool
        Alexander Sambuco
        • 3 Years Ago
        @quarin
        ' supercharged four-cylinder engine'
          NissanGTR
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Alexander Sambuco
          Its a camry v6 motor
          Tom
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Alexander Sambuco
          Given that this is Autoblog, I'm guessing it's an error, and that the actual engine is an updated version of the V-6 in current Evoras.
      joejoe509
      • 3 Years Ago
      IF Sti designed an Evora this would be it. lol
      john
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wait, they Made the standard Evora, which uses the 3.5 V6 from the Camry, then they made this one based off of it, but they are using the Supercharged 4 Cylinder from the Exige? I didn't know you could make 420 HP from a Celica motor! Get real AOL and please, if your going to have a writer for the automotive news, make sure you hire someone that actually knows something about the cars they are writing about.
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