Team Lotus F1 Evora GTE Spied Ahead of Geneva Motor Show Debut

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Team Lotus F1 Evora GTE Spied Ahead of Geneva Motor Show Debut
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Lotus has announced it will unveil a “special edition of a special edition” Evora at the upcoming 2012 Geneva Auto Show. Specific details haven’t yet been released, but it’s believed the car will be a Team Lotus F1 version of the Evora GTE.

Now photos of what is believed to be that exact car have now hit the net. Taken at a recent Lotus test event at the Jerez circuit in Spain the livery design bears a striking resemblance towards the Lotus Motorsports and Alex Job Racing GTE competing in the American Le Mans Series.

While the Evora S makes 345 hp from a supercharged 3.5-liter V6, the GTE ups the power rating to 444-hp while shedding more than 230 pounds. The quickest street Lotus ever, the Evora GTE looks fast even when standing still with its new Team Lotus F1 livery.

Stay tuned to what Lotus has in store at the upcoming 2012 Geneva Auto Show, as a rumored Evora convertible will also bow at the show.

GALLERY: F1-Inspired Lotus Evora GTE Special Edition

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[Source: Caradisiac via Carscoop]

  • james

    Looks fantastic.

  • dl

    The root of all evil is money and I think taking the lotus name down is immoral, that’s sinful very sinful, you can see the line up is looking very agreeable and the cars need to make the USA in order to exploit the world market,
    The Elise or Exige cars should have made a larger impact in the USA market, it should still be there.
    Putting the car into the same arena with Porsche was a good market, but the execution of it was poor
    Example the Porsche dealer carrying the lotus name is bad very bad

    You have 35 solid years of successful income for the sells staff at most Porsche dealers, if you look at a lotus to buy, for get it. You have six sells people selling a Porsche over the lotus.
    Even if you walk to the lotus sells side, the lotus staff is not capable of selling the lotus correctly such as the Porsche sales representative is.

    1. Don’t market a lotus with a Porsche dealer

    2. Don’t take the low budget exotic car from the market

    3. Sell the car in county seat size dealers in each USA state
    ((That 5-6,000 cars a year sells)) building brand name and awareness.

    4. Sell the car at operational expense only ((brand the name)) you have six years of, what is that cool car.

    5. Every USA person thinks the Exige or Elise was a 100,000 plus car, which is just one more reason you could not sell 5-6,000 cars a year.

    6. Show the car at the county seat size towns with a trailer transporter and set up financing for the cars on the road, sell three to five cars at each county seat city location in the USA a week

    Could go on and on sorry so poorly written schedule busy