2011 Lotus Evora GTE limited edition review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 19 September 2011 , 08:09:24 byEmil

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Lotus Evora GTE limited edition

The 2011 Lotus Evora GTE limited edition represents the most powerful production Lotus road car ever built. The 3.5-liter V6 engine delivers over 444 PS, providing high performance driving characteristics. The hand-built Evora GTE was designed to celebrate Lotus' successful entry to the new global motorsport GTE category and it was created originally as a special limited edition for the Asian market. However, the production of the Evora GTE will be expanded in order to meet demand and reach further markets. The engineers made an extensive use of carbon fiber when developing the exterior and interior, essentially contributing to the 105kg weight reduction versus the base Evora. The bodywork modifications integrate the doors, the rear wing, the front and rear bumpers, also made of carbon fibre. The striking interior provides its occupants with the race car thrill without compromising on comfort as leather and carbon fibre dominate the cabin, while the lightweight Recaro carbon fibre seats offer a sense of security. Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, commented that the response to the Evora GTE in China had been so incredible that they had sold out with 114 orders in just a few days. Thus, the logical step was to increase production and widen their reach. The car is unique and special, appealing to a particular type of driver, who will be undoubtedly excited.