Lotus revealed a track-only version of its new mid-engine Emira sports car today. Dubbed the Emira GT4, it’s a race car that’s been developed in collaboration with U.K.-based motorsport engineering firm RML Group to compete in GT4-classed series around the world using a 400-hp version of the road car’s Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V-6.
While the Emira GT4 may share a good deal of its parts with the road-going Emira, there are a vast number of changes to ensure its competitiveness on the track for the 2022 season. The most obvious are the aero additions to the front and rear, a big splitter occupying the car’s chin, and a sizable wing out back. Less obvious are the suspension changes; front and rear double-wishbones are supported by specific Öhlins coilovers all around. The 18-inch wheels are wrapped in Pirelli slicks; they hide brake discs and calipers supplied by Alcon.
A Harrop TVS 1900 supercharger tops the ever-popular Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V-6, which can rev to 7200 rpm in this trim. It’s paired to a six-speed xTrac sequential transmission sending power to the rear wheels via a limited-slip differential. The setup is controlled by a bespoke wiring loom and a MoTeC ECU that comes standard with data-logging software. There’s also a motorsport-specific ABS system from Bosch. Inside, you’ll find an FIA-ready roll cage with six-point harnesses and a fire extinguisher. For the full story, check out this article from Road & Track.