Lotus Announces the Evora GTE Road Car Concept

Lotus has announced plans to unveil the Evora GTE Road Car Concept in Pebble Beach this weekend. The Evora GTE Road Car Concept is a more road friendly version of the Evora GTE race car.

It’s powered by a 420 horsepower 3.5L V6 that is mated to a sequential AMT racing gearbox. The power is put on the ground via ultra-lightweight forged alloy wheels with center-lock hubs shod with Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tires.

Although Lotus hasn’t confirmed if the concept will be produced, the automaker describes the concept as not “merely a paint scheme or homage to a race car – this is a serious race car that makes for a very serious road car”.

In addition to the Evora GTE Road Car Concept, Lotus is also going to be showing off a Matte Black Final Edition of the Exige that signals the end of the 1.8L powered Exige in the U.S. The special edition model puts out 257 horsepower, from its 1.8L engine and gets black Alcantara sports seats and more standard equipment.