Lotus’s Evora Type 124 may be built to conquer endurance races organized by the FIA, but a similar car -- the new Evora Cup -- is made for an all-new race series hosted by Lotus itself.
From what we can tell, the Evora Cup -- which makes its debut at the Autosport International Show in England -- largely mirrors the specification of the Evora 124. Weight has been dropped down to roughly 2640 lbs., and the car has been built to fully comply with the FIA’s GT4 class. The Toyota-supplied V-6 receives a dry-sump oil system, sees its power output grow to 400 hp, and is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox supplied by Cima.
The race series -- also called the Evora Cup -- will primarily be held in Europe. Although the schedule has yet to be set in stone, the first two events will be held at Donington Park in England, and Vallelunga in Italy. Lotus says it has allocated “at least” $145,000 in prize money, but drivers will need to shell out around $195,000 for the car alone.
Lotus is still debating on offering the Evora Cup -- both car and championship -- to customers in the U.S. and Canada. If you’re interested in participating, let Lotus know by registering at www.lotusevoracup.com.