The Lotus Emira GT4The latest creation from a small English manufacturer in collaboration with RML groupstarts for the last time on the track, with a combustion engine.
With a slogan like ‘Light is Equal’, you understand that racing on the track is part of Lotus’s DNA. Developed in collaboration with RML Group, the Emira GT4 will hit European tracks from next season. Production and design is a must, the number will initially be small, but the two companies hope to expand their presence on the track in 2023.
It must be said that Emira has the best shoes to wear. It replaces the Evora GT4 which won its share of victories in the early 2010s. This car also has great drivers behind the wheel, such as Ollie Handcook on the Nürburgring. To cope with the music, Emira receives several modifications. We expect a new bumper with larger air intakes and above all a fixed spoiler. On wheels, the racecar comes with Pirelli GT4s sized 265/645R18 at the front and 305/680R18 at the rear.
Technically, Öhlins is behind a double wishbone suspension design with anti-roll bars. Equipment manufacturer Bosch takes care of the ABS system while Alcon makes the discs. The engine remains the same base as the Evora with a Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V6. However, the power increases to 400 horsepower thanks to the addition of the TVS 1900 supercharger from Harrop. The xTrac manual transmission has 6 gears.
Colin Chapman would be delighted
Lotus is pushing the limits of lightness with road versions. The weight of the Emira is only 1,260 kg, 145 kg less than the Evora it replaces (1,405 kg). Although Lotus has not revealed the weight of the GT4, it is assumed that the mass reduction will extend to the GT4s.
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