Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept will make its world debut on August 17 during Pebble Beach week, Lotus announced on August 15, 2011.
It comes fully loaded with 420 bhp and a sequential gearbox, forged alloy wheels and Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires. So the car is plenty fast, and to look the part it also features a racing stripe, and a cool body kit and black roof and wing.
Power comes from a "race-developed engine" that produces more than 420 hp (313 kW / 426 PS). It is connected to a sequential automated-manual transmission, which should ensure the model is slightly faster than the Evora S.
The exterior has been heavily fettled, too, with an aggressive front splitter and U-shaped rear spoiler sprouting from the boot. Wheels are forged alloy items shod in Pirelli P-Zero Corsa rubber.
The interior is said to carry plenty of leather and carbon fiber trims, as well as composite Recaro racing seats.
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.