It’s time for the Lotus Emira to go racing. You’re seeking at the initial photographs of the Emira GT4 race car in this article, which is the level of competition spec model of the Emira street car we obtained to see disclosed at this year’s Goodwood Pageant of Speed.
Lotus did not present a ton of details, but we know the essential stuff. Its physique is produced of composite, and a bunch of variations are produced in the identify of aerodynamics and downforce. The clean up and very simple lines of the Emira are interrupted by merchandise like the huge entrance splitter and massive rear wing. By and huge, nevertheless, the essential Emira style and composition continue being the similar outdoors. We’ll also observe that the GT4 is hand-crafted, whereas Lotus is attempting to bring a lot more automation to the street car’s assembly.
The engine employed in the GT4 is the tried using-and-correct Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V6 (not the new AMG 4-cylinder). For every usual, it’s equipped with a supercharger, and Lotus says it’s very good for up to four hundred horsepower with a 7,200 rpm redline. You get a six-velocity xTrac sequential transmission (the only transmission possibility), and the car is equipped with a constrained-slip differential. Braking is dealt with by race-spec Alcon discs and calipers, and Ohlins coilovers maintain the physique in check out. In all, Lotus says the dry excess weight is 2,778 lbs.
This car was created with RML Team, a British racing engineering business.
“The all-new Emira GT4 is an exciting upcoming move adhering to the vastly thriving start of the Emira street car,” says Richard Selwin, Lotus Race Plan manager. “We have labored really hard with the crew at RML Team to ensure this upcoming-era of Lotus GT car will deliver race-winning efficiency.”
Individuals entering racing series will be permitted to obtain this Emira GT4 cars for the 2022 racing period. Nevertheless Lotus says availability will be pretty constrained for the initial calendar year. It expects to be able to fulfill complete world demand for 2023 as production of the race car continues. Pricing wasn’t produced offered initially.