New Lotus racing car unveiled: Emira GT4 delivers 400 horsepower

Developed in partnership with RML Group, the shadow of a glorious Ferrari 250 GT SWB restomod with a 5.5 liter V12 from the 550 Maranello, the racing newcomer is described as the culmination of more than 70 years of innovation on the road and track. Built with lightweight components and equipment that meet the latest safety regulations, the Emira GT4 uses a composite bodywork and optimized aerodynamics.

Previously the championship-winning driver at Lotus, Vehicle Attributes Director Gavan Kershaw said “The brand new chassis on which the Emira has been developed is the perfect starting point for a high performance racing car. “ Considering how many similarities this one has and the Evora’s aluminum chassis, the all-new part may be a bit optimistic.

Either way, Lotus deserves all the praise in the world for giving sports cars and heat engine racing cars one more chance. The Emira is the latest petrol model from the British car maker, which is currently dedicating a £ lorry to the development of electric vehicles.

Demonstrated on the Hethel test track by the end of 2021, the Emira GT4 will be produced in limited numbers for the 2022 season. Production will be increased for 2023 depending on global demand, and private individuals can express their interest in the racing car by contacting the Lotus Motorsport department.

As the title suggests, the beating heart of the Emira GT4 is a 400 horsepower V6 from Toyota. The 2GR-FE, as the Japanese automaker calls it, shares the engine bay with a 1900 Harrop TVS supercharger. Upgraded by an FIA-approved fuel cell, MoTeC data logging, Ohlins spring shocks, a rear limited slip differential, Alcon discs, Bosch Motorsport abs, a six-speed xTrac gearbox, an FIA-compliant roll bar, a six-point harness and a fire extinguisher, the Emira GT4 weighs just 1,260 kilograms (2,778 pounds).

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