Lotus Elise GT1

The Lotus GT1 Race car is derived from the Lotus Elise. The car will compete against the like of the McLaren F1 and the Porsche GT1. Lotus was represented by the Esprit V8 in last year's BPR series.

The body is entirely carbonfibre. The chassis is based on the extruded aluminium found in the Elise.

Martin Ogilvie indicated it was a strange start for the car, but with the integrated roll cage, the chassis is twice as rigid as the Esprit.

Lotus GT1 three quarter front view
GT1 side view

The suspension is unequal length A arm with coil over shocks . The 3.5 liter V8 is from the Esprit and is connected to a Hewland six-speed sequential gear box. The road configuration will produce 350hp while the race trim will be 550hp

Lotus GT1 engine and suspension
Lotus GT1 rear
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