Geneva 2011: Lotus Evora Enduro Concept Previews Future GT2 Race Car

Lotus continues to push ahead with its motorsports programs, unveiling at the Geneva Auto Show the Evora Enduro Concept that will form the basis of the British sports car maker’s GT2 race cars.

Very much a test mule for those future cars, Lotus plans to develop this platform for competition by (what else?) using it in competition.

The Lotus Evora Enduro will participate in the Nurburgring 24 Hour race this year, as well as the Spa 24 Hour Race and Silverstone 24 Hour Race. Sadly, no dates are planned for the U.S., although Lotus has said it is considering both the Dubai and Daytona 24 Hour races in 2012.

Powered by a Cosworth-tuned version of the factory V6, the Evora Enduro displaces 4.0-liters and makes 440-hp. Weighing just under 2,600 lbs, the Evora Enduro should prove an competitive package.

GALLERY: Lotus Evora Enduro Debut in Geneva


GALLERY: Lotus Evora Enduro