On display in the Lotus booth at this year’s Pebble Beach d’Elegance event held in Carmel, California is the Lotus Evora GTE Road Car Concept making its world premiere. Lotus has a goal of being successful in the new global motorsport GTE category, which includes the infamous 24 Hours of Le Mans and built the Lotus Evora GTE race car for the competition series. For the civilized folk who do not have a racing license, Lotus built the Evora GTE Road Car Concept with some serious intentions.
The Evora GTE Road Car Concept is motivated by a 420 hp supercharged 3.5-liter V6 race developed engine that sends it power through a sequential AMT racing gearbox.
Along side the Evora GTE is the limited-production Matte Black Final Edition of the Exige making its U.S. debut. This limited production Exige S marks the end of Exige production. With power upgraded from 257 bhp, an exclusive Matte Black paint finish, and black Alcantara sport seats, the Exige Matte Black Final Edition will be instant collectable with only 25 units of this Exige being built.
Engine: Supercharged 1.8-liter DOHC I4
Horsepower: 257 hp @ 8000 rpm
Torque: 174 lb.-ft. @ 6000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Curb Weight: 2,077 lbs.
0 – 60 mph: 4.0 seconds
0 – 100 mph: 9.9 seconds
Maximum Speed: 152 mph
Fuel Economy: 20 city / 26 highway