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AutoGuide.com 07-24-2012 11:51 AM

Lotus Evora GX Race Car Revealed
 
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The Rolex Series’ GX class won’t kick off until 2013, but that won’t stop Lotus from entering its Evora GX in this year’s Grand-Am Rolex Series as a GT entry.

The Evora GX will make its racing debut later on in the 2012 season under the McMahon Raceworks / Condor Motorsport banner. The team, led by David McMahon and Armando Trentini, has placed an order for the Evora GX that offers a “more pure” driving experience and an even more aggressive body kit.

Similar to the GTC, the GX features carbon fiber doors, roof, and engine cover, while Plexiglass replaces the polycarbonate windows. The lightweight Evora GX weighs in at a scant 2,535 lbs, and despite having a much thicker US-spec roll cage, it’s a mere 22 lbs heavier than the GTC.

On the outside, the Evora GX has a new front splitter and bumper, along with wider wheels and flared arches. ABS and traction control have been removed in order to meet series requirements. As for performance, a new fuel filler system has been added, while the 4.0-liter V6 pushes out 440 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque through an XTRAC six-speed, sequential paddle-shift transmission for $335,000 and is built to order.
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XHILR8N! 07-24-2012 02:43 PM

A lot to like here.

Would love to see that motor better. Especially if in my garage!

I think that wing is spec but it mounts in a very awkward way. I'm sure its more functional than say the GTS super good looking integrated one though.

What a fantasy to take that beaut to track day!

Hello Kitty 07-25-2012 02:02 PM

$335,000 what a freaking ripoff. pfffft

XHILR8N! 07-25-2012 02:38 PM

That's what people pay for this sort of pro prepped machine.

Does anyone have any real data on what some of the other Rolex series GTs cost?

invictusmaneo 07-25-2012 03:47 PM

A 911 rsr will set you back a similar amount if not more...for a factory prepped spec race car this isn't a bad deal At all...

squidward 07-25-2012 03:53 PM

that's the price of entry for such a sport.. it's not so much the car as it is the support behind the car, and the limited numbers being sold which the cost of R&D is spread over.

But yea, from strictly value standpoint, it's way over priced considering a GTR or GT500 would likely perform as well on the same track (perhaps no in terms of handling, but overall position), and thoise cars are under $100k.

MotoGeek 07-25-2012 04:02 PM

I know it's a purpose built race car, but the fit/finish is atrocious. If it weren't for the centerlocks, I would have guessed it came out of some shade tree tuner shop.

Plackslayer 07-25-2012 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by MotoGeek (Post 1766791)
I know it's a purpose built race car, but the fit/finish is atrocious. If it weren't for the centerlocks, I would have guessed it came out of some shade tree tuner shop.

Do explain? Only because of the fender flares bolt holes are the only things that stick out to me - everything else looks good.

XHILR8N! 07-25-2012 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Plackslayer (Post 1766846)
Do explain? Only because of the fender flares bolt holes are the only things that stick out to me - everything else looks good.

+1

squidward 07-25-2012 08:19 PM

more photos here

MotoGeek 07-26-2012 07:37 AM

All the surfaces look wavy, and the seems don't quite line up. It's like they weren't able to match the contours of the oem body quite right, so they just cranked the screws down tighter to close up the gaps as best they could. I've seen better quality body kits on Civics in town.
I do think the overall design looks great though, and of course the aesthetics are irrelevant for a race car.

Plackslayer 07-26-2012 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by MotoGeek (Post 1767060)
All the surfaces look wavy, and the seems don't quite line up. It's like they weren't able to match the contours of the oem body quite right, so they just cranked the screws down tighter to close up the gaps as best they could. I've seen better quality body kits on Civics in town.
I do think the overall design looks great though, and of course the aesthetics are irrelevant for a race car.

To each his own but to be honest - I am missing what you are seeing. I think I like it better this way and I'll leave it there and just enjoy it as I see it :D

:shift:

Hello Kitty 07-26-2012 01:31 PM

This has got to be the only car over 100k that only has 6 cylinders, And its 335,000!!!!

You can get a overpriced lexus lfa for that money. PFFFT!!!!

hifiandmtb 07-26-2012 01:42 PM

Aside from the pricey 911 models, yes...probably. But the engineering in that Evora is bloody nice.

forkmeupscotty 07-26-2012 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Hello Kitty (Post 1767276)
This has got to be the only car over 100k that only has 6 cylinders, And its 335,000!!!!

You can get a overpriced lexus lfa for that money. PFFFT!!!!

:rolleyes:

Porsche GT3 RSR is also 6 cylinder and costs 498k Euro, 611k USD.

Why?
Because racecar.

invictusmaneo 07-26-2012 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Hello Kitty (Post 1767276)
This has got to be the only car over 100k that only has 6 cylinders, And its 335,000!!!!

You can get a overpriced lexus lfa for that money. PFFFT!!!!



completely missing the point of a car like this....or anything in its class.

Lotus757 08-01-2012 06:07 AM

So waht happened to the Alex Job racing team entry?

invictusmaneo 08-01-2012 04:30 PM

They're still actively racing in ALMS

XHILR8N! 08-01-2012 05:31 PM

When/where to catch ALMS on the tube?

Plackslayer 08-01-2012 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by XHILR8N! (Post 1769864)
When/where to catch ALMS on the tube?

+1 to this. I'll set my DVR now.


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