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by Brett Davis

Lotus has unveiled the new Lotus Evora Enduro GT race car at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. The car will be available to private punters and is eligible to compete in GT2/GTE homologated road car race series events.

Powering the Evora Enduro GT is a 4.0-litre V6 Cosworth dry-sump race engine derived from the VVT-i 2GR-FE. In this it delivers 328kW of power at 7000rpm. It also offers 460Nm of torque which is sure to help hurl the lightweight to and from corners. A sequential six-speed then hooks up the power to the rear wheels.

Other race-ready features include a sinted dual-plate clutch, Ohlins shock absorbers, coaxial coil springs and uni-ball wishbone joints for optimum adjustability. There’s also six-piston race brake calipers on the front, and four-piston calipers on the rear, these clamp two-piece discs with 22mm race pads. Racing wheels complete the package and offer centre-hub spindles catering for quick changes at the track.

The Lotus Evora Enduro GT race car comes with an FIA-approved fuel system, roll cage, HANS-compliant passenger seat with six-point harness and a HANS-compliant carbon fibre driver’s seat with a matching harness system. To top off the race-car character of the Evora Enduro GT, it also comes with an air-jack system which lifts the car off the ground at the touch of a button.

Thanks to the addition of lightweight components and panels, such as carbon fibre doors, Lotus says the entire vehicle weighs in at just 1160kg. This is sure to be a cracker of a car out on the race track, look out for it in upcoming race events.