Lotus Exige R-GT is ready for rally action

Lotus Exige R-GT

Lotus Exige R-GT

In Frankfurt we made ​​not only to know the stretched Exige S ( 350 hp baby! ), these R-GT version was to shine. Okay, anyone who wants to see Lotus epic rally ride must now learn his finger.

After 30 years get away from Lotus returns to have been back in the World Rally Championship (WRC). they do it right, because the car that takes action based on the new V6-powered Exige S.

Gerolkooide The Lotus comes from a new FIA Rally class the first trials take place on the asphalt of Monte Carlo, San Remo and Tour de Corse. The car weighs 1,200 kg and according to Lotus is driving these rallybak for novice drivers a breeze.

Specifications and other crap:

– Steel roll cage specifically designed and ASN and FIA homologated, Bolted and bonded on the original aluminum frame
– Weight: 1200 kg axle by FIA R-GT Technical Regulation
– Front and rear specific underbody protections
– WRC style crew Side Protection and Lexan side windows
– Roof deck air scoop

– Front and rear double A-arms
– 3 ways adjustable dampers front and rear specific

– 3.5l supercharged V6
– Power 302 bhp
– 34 mm air restrictors as required by FIA rules for tech R-GT

– 6 ratio sequential gearbox, final drives two homologated
– LSD differential
– Specific halfshafts

– Front and rear disc Specific and bells
– Upgraded front and rear calipers
– Hydraulic “fly-off” HandBrake
– Improved air cooling
– Wheels and tires
– 7”x 17”front rims 8”x18”alternative front rims
– 205-62/17 front tire
– 8”x 18”rear rims
– 225-65/18 rear tire

Lotus Exige R-GT

Lotus Exige S has a V6. Finally!

Lotus Exige S V6

Lotus Exige S V6

A 3.5-liter V6 that we know from the Evora S, instead of a 1.8 liter four cylinders. Lotus has the general auto memo about downsizing as not received. I believe.
So this is where Lotus was referring to the somewhat unconventional teaser last week. A reference to the additional power of the Lotus, of course.

In 2010, the Exige S to retire. It had a 225 hp and 181 Nm 1.8 VVT-i board and weighed 935 kg. Now the S back with a fucking engine almost twice as much content. BAM!

This trim provides the Exige 350 hp and 400 Nm, 0-100 in an approximately 3.8 seconds, 0-160 in 7.9 seconds and top speed to around 274 km / h (170 mph) .

Of course, this ale a price: weight increased from 935 kg to 1,080 kg. Furthermore, had a piece of the back extended to make room for the increased power, which naturally placed at the only place that belongs to a sports car in the middle.
Furthermore,, you have a little content with your right foot, unless you frequently keep fuel because the fuel does not measure more than 40 liters.

Lotus Exige S V6

Delicious hardcore: Lotus Evora GTE [94 bhp and -105 kg]

Lotus Evora GTE

Lotus Evora GTE

Look, we know that Lotus again! A year ago, overwhelmed us with Lotus 100 million billion new models have all been postponed again, but this year they keep it more realistic. For example, this year in Frankfurt this Evora GTE to shine. This limited edition is based on a race car and has more power and less weight. What more could you want?

Originally, the Lotus Evora GTE intended only for the Asian market, but ultimately turned out to be much question that Lotus has decided to include this model in other markets to sell. The Evora GTE “Road Edition” is based on the Evora GTE normally only found on the track.

Thanks to abundant use of carbon fiber and the stripping of unnecessary parts GTE weighs 105 pounds less than less than a regular Evora.

This way, the 3.5 V6 444 hp now instead of 350 hp that the Evora S to do it. Further specifications are not yet known, but do be sure that this car is seriously fast. How many copies Lotus will build is also known as a prize.

Lotus Evora GTE

Sport of the week: Lotus Elise Series 2

Lotus Elise S2

Lotus Elise S2At ten days of the Frankfurt Motor Show, where Lotus plans to present three new models and a limited edition, it is now up on the Series 2 Elise was released in 2001.

Recently, through its President Dany Bahar, Lotus has shown best in communication in action. The new models are slow in coming but that could change soon, especially with the arrival of designer Gordon Murray. In all cases, the manufacturer has announced an extensive program for the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. On the menu: a limited series (the concept of Evora Road 444 EWG horses recently presented at Pebble Beach), two options (automated manual box “Serial Precision Shift” automatic transmission and paddle shift “Intelligent Precision Shift”) and three new models especially. Among them, we certainly find the future Demands, which you were offered the spyshots yesterday, but also (and there,it was confirmed by Lotus) the replacement for the Elise SC: the Elise S and its new engine 1.8 220 liters of compressed horses.

These ads are an opportunity for us to return to the Elise. Not in its original 1996 version, but rather in that of 2001, that is to say, the Elise Series 2 (also called MK2). Like its predecessor, it takes an aluminum frame glued to the epoxy and baked. The suspension components are aluminum, thereby reducing the model, the historical obsession with the manufacturer. So, despite a few extra pounds over the original version, this MK2 Elise weighs less than 800 kg and then crushes the competition in this area.

This lightness allows the model to have very interesting performances, despite a smaller engine than its rivals. From 2001, therefore, Lotus expects the bankruptcy of Rover Group, which supplied the engines of the Elise a block of 1800 cm3, 16-valve developing 120 horsepower) and prepares for his Elise Series 2 a new version of the original Toyota in place since 2003. This is actually the Celica engine that develops 192 horsepower for only 1800 cm3 without turbo. Always placed at the rear center position, this block allows the device to present a good performance (0 to 100 km / h in 5.7 seconds and 202 km / h maximum) and thanks to its weight, consumption very low.

Other substantive changes from the first Elise: style. If left to his successor some respects, the design is less influenced by the neo- retro to adopt a more angular and aggressive. Inshort, a more modern design. The headlights are not around but tapered, for example. Inside, comfort has also been reworked interior for a less extreme. Particularly, in terms of seats, steering wheel, and small items of comfort. However, to maintain a light weight, the counting is still required.

Still in production, the Series 2 Elise is actually a toy for amateur drivers. Rather affordable (less than 30 000 euros), the roadster is a real sport. With relative comfort, but great performances and fun to be offered to the driver at the wheel of a Lotus, one of the most authentic.Lotus Elise S2

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