Now this is what I’d like to see coming out of the Lotus Customisation Programme, alas the Evora Enduro GT is a product of Lotus Motorsport and intended for endurance racing.
Earlier this month at the Geneva Motor Show, Lotus unveiled their Mansory built “Individualisation Concept Car”, which yet again gave us real concern over the future direction of Lotus’ design and development priorities. Apparently the individualisation programme has been largely based upon customer feedback, but we cannot imagine aficionados of the brand being seduced by the show car’s appeal.
The Evora Enduro GT however has ‘seduction’ written all over it – from its Lotus Renault GP paint scheme, through to its pared-to-the-bone functionality – we love it. It’s an evolution of the podium placing Evora GT4 Endurance car, developed by Lotus Motorsport under the watchful eye of Lead Designer Nicola Scimeca.
Lotus Motorsport intend to contend the following endurance events this year, with the 24 hour races in Dubai and Daytona joining the schedule for 2012:
- 23 – 26 June 2011 Nürburgring ADAC 24 Hour Race (GER)
- 28 – 31 July 2011 Spa 24 Hour Race (BEL)
- 8 & 9 October 2011 Silverstone 24 Hour Race (GB)
The Evora Enduro can be bought by private individuals and then adapted for racing, so perhaps there is a way to achieve an individualised Evora without going down the Mansory customisation route. We certainly hope so.