A Real Race Car and Winner. Lotus Exige GT3

Short story behind the car

Lotus competed in the British GT3 series in 2006 alongside a race team called “Cadena Motorsport”. Two cars were built for the start of the season, chassis 1 & 2 of the GT3 Race Car – there was also a burnt orange showcar made to demonstrate that Lotus intended to make the GT3 available as a road car in order to get homologation as a GT3. A couple of additional replicas were built by Lotus Cars for export orders.

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By around midway through the season, it was clear the Lotus was the favourites to win the championship unless they had a big crash that could put them out of contention, at this point a third chassis was built just in case. Lotus went on to win the British GT3 championship with the Exige.

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After the end of the season, this Exige was sold on by Bell & Colvill to a private buyer who went on to compete in a number of open classes picking up some more race wins for the Exige.

It was then put into storage for several years before it came for sale at Lotus Silverstone. At the time of writting this post, the car is still available at a price around £85,000 and barely 8500 miles on the clock

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Dimensions

Wheelbase: 2305 mm
Track FR: 1457 mm & RR: 1534 mm
Overall length: 3925 mm
Overall width (door mirrors excluded): 1852 mm
Ride Height: 80mm Front, 85mm Rear

Performance Data

Engine installation: Transverse mid-mounted Cylinder configuration
In-line 4 Capacity 1796 cm3
Bore / Stroke 82.0 mm / 85.0 mm
Valve arrangement 4 per cylinder
Compression ratio 11.5 :1
Fuel tank capacity: 74L

Max Power 238 kW (320 PS) at 7800min
Max Torque 300Nm at 6500min
Vehicle mass unladen: 830 Kg

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