Lotus announces three partner teams to run
Lotus IndyCar twin turbo V-6 racing engines in
the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season.
- Lotus Motorsport will supply engines to
Bryan Herta Autosport, Dreyer and Reinbold
Racing and HVM Racing.
- Engine supply partnership agreements
will enable Lotus Motorsport to build long
term technical and commercial collaborations
with these teams.
Lotus utilized the Los Angeles Auto Show
today as a platform to announce three partner
teams that will race the new Lotus IndyCar V-6
engine in the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series.
Alongside this Lotus showcased developmental
updates on future products and introduced the
new Evora with Intelligent Precision Shift (IPS)
transmission to the Western US.
Just as developmental work is progressing at
full speed on the first of Lotus’ future cars,
the all-new Lotus Esprit and its clean-sheet
high performance V-8 engine, Lotus Motorsport is
rapidly readying its new twin turbo V-6 IndyCar
engine for the rigors of racing.
Group Lotus Director of Motorsport Operations,
Miodrag Kotur said: “At the LA show last year,
we announced that we will be an engine supplier
to IndyCar and exactly 12 months on, we are here
with an all new Lotus engine and three teams,
ready to go. The numbers that the engine is
already achieving in our dyno testing are
extremely encouraging so our hard work is well
and truly paying off.”
“These partnerships with Bryan Herta Autosport,
Dreyer and Reinbold Racing, and HVM Racing mean
a great deal to Lotus Motorsport and mark the
start of a new chapter for Lotus in the IZOD
IndyCar Series. We’re thrilled that these
already successful and illustrious teams have
chosen Lotus, as we believe that our
capabilities as a partner will pay dividends for
them in the future. These three teams have
immediately become part of the Lotus legend and
have joined us in our journey as one of the most
innovative and successful sports and racing car
brands in the world.”
Each of these racing organizations, as Lotus
partner teams, will benefit from the extensive
testing and development work of the others to
more quickly achieve the mutually desired
In addition to the new Lotus V6 twin turbo
IndyCar engine, work is continuing on the new
Lotus Motorsport facility in Indianapolis, which
will give the company its base close to the
action and its partner teams.
As the 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series season draws
nearer, further announcements will be made by
the teams at their individual launch events in