30 Nov '11, 8am

With 434 Horses, Evora GTE Becomes the Most Powerful Lotus

With 434 Horses, Evora GTE Becomes the Most Powerful Lotus

In securing its vaunted reputation for speed and agility, Lotus Cars has generally eschewed big horsepower figures, instead adhering to founder Colin Chapman’s mantra, “To add speed, add lightness.” To wit, the normally aspirated engine in the company’s original supercar, the 1976 Lotus Esprit, produced a paltry 140 hp in U.S. trim. Times change. The new Evora GTE—a special edition designed to celebrate the boutique British sports-car maker’s entry into GTE-class endurance racing—proves definitively that Lotus has no qualms with big horsepower. It’s the most powerful road-going Lotus ever built. The car features a track-ready suspension and a raft of lightweight but supremely strong carbon fiber composite pieces, including the front and rear bumpers, the doors, and the rear wing, that lower the curb weight by a not-insignificant 232 pounds. And of course there’s power—plen...

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