Embattled sportscar maker Lotus has released their Evora GX endurance racer. Designed for the the Rolex GT Series, the Evora GX gives teams another option for the new GX-class that debuts in the 2013 season.
The Evora GX uses carbon-fibre doors, roof and an engine cover, in favour of the sheet moulding compound (SMC) and resin transfer molding (RTM) process used for the same panels on the previous Evora GT4 endurance racer. Plexiglass also replaces the polycarbonate windows, further trimming the car’s weight, but the strengthened roll cages of the Rolex series mean the GX is 10 kg heavier than the 1 140 kg Evora GTC it’s based on.
The Lotus GX has also been given a new front bumper and splitter, together with wider wheels, flared arches and the standard issue Rolex GT Series rear wing. As per requirements of the GT Series, ABS and TCS have been removed.
Power comes from a 4.0-litre V6 engine that produces 328 kW and 440 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 6-speed sequential gearbox that should help to keep the lightweight GX on-pace with the competition.
The Lotus Evora GX is built to order at a price of US$335 000.