Lotus founder Colin Chapman used to say: “First, add lightness. If you make a car more powerful it will go faster on the straights; if you make it lighter, it will go faster everywhere.”
That’s just what Lotus has done with the the latest racing version of the Lotus Evora and, even before it was officially announced, it has found a couple of customers.
The Evora GTC is a development of the current GT4 Enduro with carbon-fibre doors, roof and engine cover in place of fibreglass panels, and polycarbonate side and rear window instead of glass.
Overall weight is about 1130kg, depending on customer specification - that's about 30kg lighter than the GT4.
Engine and gearbox remain unchanged: a 336kW/460Nm, four-litre V6 driving the rear wheels through an Xtrac six-speed sequential paddle-shift gearbox.