The new Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 makes its racing
debut this weekend (28th-29th August 2010) in
the hands of Lotus rookie driver Ollie Hancock.
Lotus Motorsport has entered the Lotus Evora
Cup/GT4 in the “Invitation” category of the
European GT4 Championships as part of a year
long development programme prior to a full GT4
championship assault in 2011. The GT4 will also
be made available as a customer race car to
privateer racing teams.
With 360 PS and weighing in at just 1190 kg,
nearly 200 kg less than the road going Evora,
the new Evora GT4 carries the Lotus Type Number
124 and represents part of Lotus’ new strategic
GT motorsport programme, further details of
which will be announced at the Paris Motor Show
on the 30th of September 2010.
Liveried in striking Lotus Motorsport Green with
a yellow twin-stripe running down the centre,
the Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 brings the iconic colour
scheme back once again to sports car racing.
The Evora Cup/GT4 will debut just a matter of
hours after Lotus announced the new 350 PS,
supercharged Evora S road car, to be unveiled at
the Paris Motor Show. Information about the new
Evora S can be found here http://www.grouplotus.net/mediacentre_pressreleases/image/536.pdf.
Already, the Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 has undergone a
punishing and extensive development programme
with Lotus Racing’s F1 driver Jarno Trulli,
experienced GT racer Johnny Mowlem and Lotus
Motorsport’s own Product Manager Gavan Kershaw
as part of the development team.
Lotus Motorsport’s IndyCar driver Takuma Sato
and 1996 Champ Car winner, Jimmy Vasser have
also given extensive feedback having driven the
Evora Cup/GT4 at the legendary Laguna Seca race
circuit in early August, giving Lotus’ newest
race car a most diverse and comprehensive
Accompanying the Evora’s debut will be four
ultra lightweight Lotus 2-Eleven GT4 race cars,
two of which will be entered in the Lotus
Motorsport colour scheme and run by NFS Racing
Dubai. The other two cars will be run by Team
Scuderia Giudici, who currently lead the GT4
“Super Sports” Championship category.
For those who can’t make the journey to the
Nürburgring in the beautiful Eifel region to see
the Evora Cup/GT4 making its first racing
appearance, then GT racing fans will have an
opportunity to see a second Evora Cup/GT4 in the
slightly less hilly surroundings of Norfolk
where Lotus Motorsport’s Product Manager Gavan
Kershaw will be giving demonstration laps during
the Snetterton round of the British GT4
Championships also over the weekend of the 28th
and 29th of August.
A video of the new Lotus Evora Cup/GT4 and a
road going Lotus Evora being driven at Laguna
Seca, including commentary by Takuma Sato and
Jimmy Vasser can be found at: http://www.lotusfiles.com/EvoraGT4/EvoraCupGT4.mov.