Lotus is finally unveiling its new racing car, the Emira GT4, after an initial announcement in September 2021. This is the first model from the new Lotus Advanced Performance division, developed in collaboration with the RML group.
Most of the development work took place in Hethel, UK, but also in Portimo, Portugal. Compared to the standard road version, the Emira GT4 has a prominent front splitter, a massive rear wing, and 18-inch forged wheels shod with sticky Pirelli GT4 tires.
As required by regulations, the Emira GT4 cockpit features an FIA-approved roll bar, racing seat with six-point harness, electronic fire-extinguishing system, data-logging system and fuel tank. 96 liters homologated by the FIA.
The 3.5-liter V6 produces 405 hp thanks to a Harrop TVS 1900 supercharger and a Motec engine management system. Power is sent to the rear wheels through an Xtrac six-speed sequential transmission that uses a limited-slip differential.
The new chassis setup includes two-way adjustable Ohlins TTx shock absorbers, new front and rear stabilizer bars and Bosch adjustable ABS racing brakes.
According to Lotus, the race car weighs 1,300kg dry compared to 1,405 for a road-going Emira.
The Lotus Emira GT4 2022 are already sold out, announced the manufacturer, which has already completed its first year of production. Given the high demand, Lotus plans to ramp up production in 2023.
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