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The British automaker's Motorsport division has taken the Evora GT4 Endurance and evolved it into the Enduro GT Concept, which according to them, will be the base point from which the GT2/GTE homologated cars (for FIA and ACO) will be built.

Powered by a mid-mounted 4-litre DOCH V6 VVT-i engine, naturally aspirated and tuned by Cosworth, the Lotus Evora Enduro GT Concept develops 440 bhp @ 7,000 rpm and 460 Nm of torque @ 5,500 rpm. A sequential 6-speed transmission sends power to the rear wheels, while other motorsport specific  components fitted on the Lotus Evora Enduro GT Concept include a twin plate sinted clutch, a competition thermally coated exhaust manifold and a performance air filter.

The car's chassis is made from aluminium,  while its suspension is a double wishbone with Ohlins dampers, coaxial coil springs and a uni ball wishbone joint.

The Lotus Evora Enduro GT Concept runs on 18 inch forged alloys wrapped in 24/64-18 - 27/65-18 tires front and rear, and uses a performance brake system with 22 mm race pads, two piece aluminium belled discs and 6 piston callipers at the front and 4-piston calliper at the rear.  

Complete specifications for the Lotus Evora Enduro GT Concept are available below the jump.

Lotus press release :

The Evora Enduro - GT concept car is an evolved version of the podium placing
Evora GT4 Endurance. The Enduro has been developed by Lotus Motorsport under the expert eye
of Lead Designer Nicola Scimeca.
The Enduro will be the base point from which the GT2/GTE homologated cars for FIA (Federation
Internationale de l'Automobile) and ACO

(l'Automobile Club de l'Ouest) endurance racing will be
built.
Lotus Motorsport intend to contend the following endurance events this year:
23 – 26 June 2011 Nürburgring ADAC 24 Hour Race (GER)
28 – 31 July 2011 Spa 24 Hour Race (BEL)
8 & 9 October 2011 Silverstone 24 Hour Race (GB)
The 24 hour races in Dubai and Daytona are on the list for 2012.
The Evora Enduro can be bought by private individuals and adapted for racing.

Powertrain Specification
Engine - Cosworth tuned mid-mounted, transverse 4-litre DOHC V6 VVT-i 2GR-FE
normally aspirated with dry sump , CNC billet Alloy Engine mounts, Motorsport optimized bushes
Engine Management - Cosworth SQ6 ECU
Gearbox - XTRAC 426. Sequential 6-speed, driving rear wheels, transverse layout dog
engagement, reverse and neutral engagement, external oil cooler reverse
cut directly onto the primary shaft. Bespoke Alloy cast bell housing
Gear Shift - Mechanical gear shift (rose jointed, direct shaft change) (optional paddle
shift, pneumatic system)

Clutch - Twin plate sintered clutch
Exhaust System - Competition exhaust manifold, competition silencer. Thermal coated
Exhaust Noise - 110 dB (A) at 3800 rpm (FIA)*
Induction System - Performance air filter, carbon plenum and trumpets

Performance
Max Power 440 bhp @ 7000 rpm*
Max Torque 460 Nm @ 5500 rpm*
Max Engine Revs Revs 7200 rpm*
Fuel Rating 98 RON
Engine Position - Transverse mid-mounted
Unladen Vehicle Mass - 1160 kg*
* Subject to development testing.

Vehicle Specification
Chassis - Modular lightweight bonded aluminium structure
Suspension Front/Rear - Forged aluminium double wishbone suspension, 4 way Ohlins TTX36
dampers, coaxial coil springs, Uni ball wishbone joint, increased camber
adjustable anti roll bars. Centre lock hubs, wheel nut safety retainer
Braking System - Twin master cylinder pedal box, cable bias control
Brakes Front - Alcon 6 piston callipers, two piece aluminium belled discs, with 25mm race pads
Brakes Rear -  Alcon 4 piston callipers, two piece aluminium belled discs, with 25mm race pads
Wheels - Forged Alloy; Front – 18 x 8.5J Rear – 18 x 10J
Tyres - Front - 24/64-18; Rear - 27/65-18
Fuel System - FIA FT3 approved with internal high pressure pump, regulator and filter
Fuel Tank / Capacity - 120 litres nominal
Fuel Tank / Filler - ATL ‘dry break’ quick fill
Engine Cooling - Twin core High Ambient Radiator aluminium end tank radiator, Laminova heat exchanger*

AIR JACKS - 4 point system 2 front 2 rear
Exterior Specification
Body Panel - Full Aero front splitter, diffuser and rear wing, GRP wheel arch liners, Front and rear brake cooling
Windows - Polycarbonate side windows with slider screen Polycarbonate
Front Screen - Polycarbonate
Roof - Light weight GRP (optional Carbon Fibre)
Doors - Light weight GRP
Colour - White standard (other colours are a cost option)

Further Options
HANS Compliant Passenger Seat Kit (includes 4 point harness, roll cage padding and foot rest)
HANS Compliant Carbon Passenger Seat Kit (includes 4 point harness, roll cage padding and foot rest)
Interior Specification
Steering - Rack and pinion, power assisted, quick release steering wheel with PAS cooling
Instruments/Controls - Cosworth Omega dash, gear indicator, fire extinguisher and electrical cut out. PI D3 Dash with dynamic sensor kit
Seat - FIA approved competition seat on fixed mounting frame – HANS compatible (optional Non FIA slider)
Driver’s Seat Belt - FIA approved 6 point competition harness– HANS compatible
Door mirrors - Electric adjustment

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