Lotus Evora GTC Revealed, Will Complete in Grand-Am

Lotus Evora GTC Revealed, Will Complete in Grand-Am

Lotus has adapted it’s Evora GT4 endurance racer for homologation in the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and has confirmed at least one team will compete using the car.

Called the Evora GTC it’s over 60 lbs lighter than the Enduro car at just under 2,500 lbs. thanks to carbon-fiber used for the doors, roof and engine cover while Plexiglass is used for the windows. In addition, the car gains traction control and a BOSCH anit-lock bracing system.

Helping with grip are wider wheels and tires with 18×10-inch fronts and 18×12-inch rears. And to accommodate for the new rollers on the Evora GTC are wider wheel arches.

Power remains the same with the same 4.0-liter V6 engine making 450 hp mated to an XTRAC six-speed sequential gearbox.

Bought by McMahon Raceworks and Condor Motorsport, the team plans to enter the new Evora GTC in the Grand-Am series, though it’s not clear if they will be competing this season.

“We’re very pleased to welcome McMahon Raceworks to Lotus ownership, “said Claudio Berro, director of Lotus Racing, “and will provide them with a car adapted to US racing rules, and look forward to seeing the GTC make its marque in Grand-Am.”