2010 Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 29 September 2009 , 10:09:24 byAngela

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Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar

Lotus developed the Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar and built it to FIA regulations and safety standards. The car will make its 24 hour racing debut at the Nurburgring 24 Hours which provides a great test for the performance, efficiency and durability of the Evora under tough and demanding endurance race conditions. The model features different elements that make it a true competitive endurance racecar. Some of them are the mid-engine layout and high-tech and super-stiff extruded and bonded aluminum chassis and very strong lightweight forged aluminum wishbones. Endurance races are the perfect events to showcase the efficiency, handling and durability characteristics that have been fundamental to the concept of the Evora. The 124 Racecar has a race-tuned version of the mid-mounted Toyota V6 engine capable of developing 400 PS. The mass of the vehicle is expected to be reduced by up to 200 kg bringing the weight of the racecar to less than 1.200 km. Further changes include a 6-speed sequential paddle shift racing transmission to send the power to the wheels, full FIA specification roll cage, FIA-compliant 120-liter ATL fuel system, FIA fire extinguisher system, front splitter, diffuser and competition carbon fiber rear wing. In terms of aerodynamics, the body design, made from lightweight composite and carbon fiber panels, remains unchanged from the road car. The model is expected to compete in a number of endurance races in 2010 and 2011 forming part of a factory-supported race program. Its lightweight and still structure, its aerodynamics and performance makes it suited for an everyday road car and it is perfectly suited to taming race tracks around the world. The specialists are looking forward to seeing the new Lotus Evora Type 124 Endurance Racecar line up on the grid for the 2010 season.