Following the launch of the all-new mid-engined Emira sports car, Lotus has revealed its new GT4 race car that carries the Emira nameplate.
According to Lotus, this marks the beginning of a new era in performance GT racing. The new Lotus Emira GT4 has been developed in collaboration with the RML Group and the two entities say they are committed to writing a successful new chapter in the Lotus motorsport story.
The Emira GT4 measures 4,410 mm in length, 1,290 mm in height and has a track of 1,664 mm while also tipping the scales at 1,260 kg, thanks to the advanced composite bodywork.
Powering the Lotus Emira GT4 is a Toyota-sourced supercharged 3.5-litre V6 engine that produces 298 kW of power plus a 6-speed xTrac with paddle-shifts and a limited-slip differential.
Unlike the road-going Emira with 20” alloy wheels, the GT4 is fitted with 18” tyres shod with Pirelli GT4 tyres.
The stopping prowess is provided by Alcon discs and callipers as well as Bosch Motorsport ABS while the suspension consists of front and rear double-wishbone, Öhlins coil-over dampers and anti-roll bars.
The new Lotus Emira GT4 will officially launch later this year at an event on the Hethel test track. Lotus says it will manufacture a limited number of units for the 2022 season with the production expected to increase for 2023.