Lotus Evora GTE

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  1. Apocalypse

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    (from Lotus Press Release) Lotus Proves: Fortune Favours the Brave

    The Evora GTE road car: The most powerful production Lotus road car ever built. Simple.

    Producing over 444 PS from the 3.5l V6 Lotus Evora engine, the GTE is, quite simply, the most powerful Lotus road car ever built. Yet contrary to its extreme roots, the Evora GTE road car also delivers a comfortable and refined element to its high performance driving characteristics.

    Originally created as a special limited edition for the Asian market and designed to celebrate Lotus’ successful entry to the new global motorsport GTE category, the hand built Evora GTE road car has all the attributes you’d expect of an endurance racer including a sequential AMT (Automated Manual Transmission) racing gearbox and lightweight and forged alloy rims with centre lock hubs shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres.

    Group Lotus can now announce that production will be expanded on the Evora GTE road car to meet demand and reach further markets.

    Lotus Lightweight DNA: Clever use of carbon fibre has been integrated extensively throughout the exterior and interior of the car, this is one major contributors to the 105kg weight reduction versus the base Evora. Carbon fibre has been used for all the bodywork modifications including the front and rear bumpers, the rear wing and the doors.

    Complimenting the striking exterior is a stunning, modern race-themed interior providing both occupants with the race car thrill without compromising on comfort. Leather and carbon fibre dominate the cabin and lightweight Recaro carbon fibre seats cosset both the passenger and driver giving a sense of security and comfort that mean that any driver of the Evora GTE can really go the distance as they take command of this extraordinary car.

    Commenting on the Evora GTE road car, Group Lotus CEO Dany Bahar said: “The response to this model in China has been so incredible, within days we had sold out with 114 orders. In response we decided that the only logical step from a business perspective was to increase production and widen our reach.

    “What is unique about this car, is not just that it’s a serious race car – it’s a serious car. People get so excited when they see and especially hear it for the first time. It’s a very special car and will appeal to a very special type of driver – and they won’t be disappointed!”
     
  2. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    that shape looks good
     
  3. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    yep..it does really look fabulous with that chiseled profile..damn ground hugger..!
     
  4. Codename.47

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    bhai those straight fenders sort of bumper bar . how does that helps in aerodynamics profile?
     
  5. Dhhawal

    Dhhawal New Member

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    well the science states that when the tyres are rotating at high speed, a localised high pressure is created inside the wheel wells, which causes the car to lift..so they use the bumper mesh to channelise air into the wells to create downforce, you can see the same sort of application on the rear wheels with those gills just ahead of the rear butresses and an exit for the air out of the rear bumper, if you look at the pictures more carefully you will see the same up front, the lotus is a light car..its a flyweight..if it doesn't create down force..roadholding at speed will be an issue, grip around high speed corners will be too...thats why with such a car, aerodynamics are extremely important..you can even see that huge diffuser at the rear..
     
  6. Codename.47

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    oh so it means its like a rear spoiler creating down force and holding the car straight
    means the car wont be doing fishtails
     
  7. Dhhawal

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    yep..the diffuser and the spoiler work in tandem to increase downforce, the diffuser by virtue of its shape helps increase the rate at which the high speed air travelling underneath the car is converted into static-ambient air, you can also see a black tip prevailing on the lip of the bumper, thats a splitter whose function is to 'split' the air into two major components i.e the air flowing over the body and the air flowing under it..this should and does increase grip through the corners..
     
  8. Codename.47

    Codename.47 Guest

    we need some graphical representation

    *hint hint*
     

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