2008 Lotus 2-Eleven GT4 Supersport news, pictures, and information
Racebred 2-Eleven UnleashedThe Lotus Sport 2-Eleven GT4 Supersport race car asserts itself at the pinnacle of the 2-Eleven range, combining race winning pedigree wîth unparalleled handling and balance.
Building on the success of the 2-Eleven road and track variants, Lotus Sport has developed this GT4 Supersport race car to compete in the European SRO GT4 Supersports category.
The Lotus Sport GT4 Supersport pushes the limits to the extreme: wearing a dramatic composite body, full rollcage and wîth increased power and a sequential gearbox it provides a race winning package. The GT4 Supersport offers an advanced aerodynamic package, wîth aggressive styling alluding to its searing performance and phenomenal racing potential.
Mike Kimberley, CEO of Group Lotus plc said, 'Lotus has an enviable motor racing heritage that includes some of the most successful racing cars in history. We are confident that the 2-Eleven will continue our winning tradition and become a classic of the future. The 2-Eleven GT4 Supersport offers one of the most cost effective, competitive and easiest routes into this level of motorsport'.
Lotus Sport has increased the power and torque available in the GT4 Supersport car to 270 PS and 247 Nm from the standard supercharged cars 255 PS and 242 Nm engine. The increases in power and torque have been gained through improved induction and exhaust systems, and wîth a high ratio supercharger drive system for increased levels of boost. To maximise the upgrades to the engine the engine management system has been remapped and optimised.
|Engine : 1.8 L., 4-cylinder|
Power: 266 hp
Torque: 182 ft-lbs
6-speed Sequential, 6-speed Manual
Chris Arnold, Head of Lotus Sport, said 'the GT4 Supersport has some exceptional new features and provides a compelling package that has race winning credentials. This is a hugely exciting new car for Lotus Sport, we have already had good success in mainland Europe wîth the test car and we are lòòking forward to our customers successes in the 2009 season'.
There will be an initial run limited to 10 cars priced at £78 255 MSRP wîth delivery dates in March ready for the '09 racing season. Some GT4 Supersport features can be retro-fitted to 2-Elevens that have already been purchased, offering increased versatility and allowing owners to upgrade their car as they hone their skills.
The 2-Eleven double wishbone suspension is uprated wîth stiffer race focused springs and dampers. The dampers are the race proven 2-way adjustable Ohlins units, allowing the handling to be fine tuned for optimum track setup. The rear suspension has been upgraded wîth the addition of race spec rear toe links. Semi-slick AO48 Yokohama's are fitted as standard.
Another new addition for 2009 is the Lotus manufactured FIA compliant carbon fibre race seats. The Lotus Sport seats are HANS approved and are complimented wîth a Schroth 6-point race harness. A 70 litre FIA approved bag tank is fitted as part of the GT4 Supersport spec along wîth a plumbed-in fire extinguisher system. A concession to easier ingress and egress comes in the form of a removable Lotus Sport §teering wheel.
The GT4 Supersport has a rigid tonneau cover to improve aerodynamics. The aero package is improved wîth significant levels of downforce generated by a carbon fibre rear wing and rear diffuser, balanced by a deep front splitter. The GT4 Supersport generates up to 80 kg of positive downforce at 100 mph, which is over 10 % of the cars weight.
The race car retains the excellent sports tuned ABS, variable traction control and launch control systems available on the current 2-Eleven. These race proven systems have been thoroughly tested and give exceptional feel and control in a wide variety of conditions.
About Lotus Sport
Lotus Sport is the extreme race track and special edition arm of Lotus Cars Ltd and is located at the Norfolk Head Office next to the famous Hethel test track. The department designs and builds extreme performance road cars, track cars and full race cars as well offering a performance parts service and bespoke driver training packages.
About Group Lotus plc:
The main operating subsidiary of Group Lotus plc is Lotus Cars Ltd, which has two operating divisions - Lotus Engineering and Lotus Cars. Lotus Engineering is an internationally recognised automotive engineering consultancy based in Norfolk, ÚK. Global facilities include those in Michigan (ÚSA), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), China and offices in Germany and Japan.
Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the world's OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, offering a full engineering service from initial concept and project design through development and integration of the complete vehicle to meet all worldwide markets and customers to full production. This includes third party 'niche vehicle' engineering and manufacture.
Lotus Cars builds world class, prestige, high performance sports cars for sale in 37 countries. These include the iconic Lotus Elise, the Exige and Europa. Lotus is a global high-tech company, expanding rapidly and committed to driving forward technology for both Lotus Cars and its Engineering clients, spearheading research into such areas as hybrids, electric vehicles and renewable fuels.Source - Lotus
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