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Lotus Circuit Car

Inlägg av Gäst » sön 12 jun, 2005 08:49

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The all new lightweight and high performance track day Lotus

The new Lotus “Circuit Car” was announced yesterday (Saturday, 11 June, 2005) by Kim Ogaard-Nielsen, CEO of Group Lotus, to privileged Lotus Club International members at the annual Lotus Club International Gala Dinner held at Norwich City Football Club. Based on the Lotus Elise Aluminium chassis, and weighing in at approximately 600kg, the single-seater car (with an option of two seats) has been designed and engineered solely for Track Day and Club Racing.

The lightweight composite bodywork of the visually dramatic open-topped circuit car combines high downforce from cleverly engineered aerodynamics. Part of its phenomenal performance is from a supercharged VVTL-i (Variable Valve Timing with Lift – intelligent) engine, and is estimated to achieve the 0 – 100 mph (160 km/h) sprint in a staggering 9.0 seconds. This exciting combination has allowed for a dynamic racing package producing higher performance to that of existing Elise-based products. An entry-level naturally-aspirated VVTL-i engine will also be available, powering the car from 0 – 62 mph in under 4 seconds.

Tony Shute, Head of Product Development at Lotus Cars, explains what makes the Lotus “Circuit Car” a leading high performance track car: “The new product has allowed Lotus to once again apply its key “performance through lightweight” philosophy. This is in order to achieve an innovative product for the track day and club racing Lotus enthusiast whilst staying true to the key design attributes of the Elise and Exige products. They are considered to be amongst the finest existing road and track day cars by thousands of owners around the world, and the “Circuit Car” will build on this formidable reputation, helping to further underline Lotus as the ultimate driver’s choice.”

The introduction of the new Lotus “Circuit Car” will generate additional exposure of the Lotus brand and provide Lotus with entry to further key market sectors, as Clive Dopson, Managing Director of Lotus Cars, explains “The introduction of this new model plays a key role in developing and enhancing the presence of Lotus Cars on the track, whilst providing the driver of today with a pure circuit car which thrives on the essential values of the Lotus brand. In addition, it will be yet another example of a high quality product to be built at our world class production facilities at Hethel.” The Lotus “Circuit Car” is due to go into production at the Group Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, in December 2005, with scheduled volume of approximately 100 units per annum. Full specifications and price will be announced closer to the production date.

Predicted Performance figures:

Naturally Aspirated VVTL-i Engine:
0 to 60 mph 4 seconds (approx.)
0 to 100 mph < 11 seconds

Supercharged VVTL-i Engine:
0 to 60 mph 3.5 seconds (approx.)
0 to 100 mph < 9.0 seconds

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Inlägg av Rickard » sön 12 jun, 2005 09:54

WOW !!!

Så ska en sportbil se ut, den är exakt vad jag letar efter... :bold:
Omdöme får man av erfarenhet, erfarenhet får man av dåligt omdöme...

Min ständigt föränderliga leksakslåda innehåller:
Maserati Granturismo
Ferrari 308 GTS QV
Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint GT
Alfa Romeo 1600 GTJ
Honda S800
Laverda 750 SF1

Å en hel del annat.

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Inlägg av EXCEL,PATRIK. » mån 20 jun, 2005 14:14

vilken rolig bil, ser ut som den har lite drag av en gammal favorit Lotus, XI. en sådan vill jag ha, tänk om man någon gång i framtiden skulle få se något sådant. :steer:

Må gott.
Patrik.

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Inlägg av Lasse H » mån 20 jun, 2005 22:22

Enligt senaste numret av Autocar så är sugmotorvarianten "likely to cost
£ 32.000". Man tror att kompressorvarianten hamnar på 35.000.

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Inlägg av Gäst » lör 13 aug, 2005 10:15

Lotus "Circuit Car" to debut at Shelsley Walsh

"Circuit Car" to get first run at Centenary event

After much anticipation Lotus have announced that their new "Circuit Car" will have its first run at the oldest racing track in the world, the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, during the Centenary celebrations.

The Shelsley Walsh Centenary Festival Meeting will run from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August, with the Lotus "Circuit Car" turning out for practice on the Friday ahead of its racing debut on the Sunday. Tony Shute, Head of Product Development at Lotus Cars, will be in the driving seat to demonstrate the "Circuit Car's" amazing speed and handling. With a 0 -100mph time of just 9.0 seconds the crowds are sure to be amazed by this new, lightweight machine.

Based on the Lotus Elise Aluminium chassis, the "Circuit Car" has been specifically designed and engineered as a Track Day and Club Racing machine. Tony Shute commented, "The "Circuit Car" adheres to Lotus'
philosophy of performance through lightweight, and is sure to impress the spectators at the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb Centenary Festival Meeting. To have the opportunity to launch our new car alongside examples of some of the world's finest racing vehicles is a real privilege."

Notes:
High-resolution "Artist's Impression" pictures of the Lotus "Circuit Car" can be downloaded from the media centre of the official Group Lotus website at http://www.grouplotus.com/mediactr. The image library is for registered users only. Members of the press may register for the media centre.

For further information about the Shelsley Walsh Centenary Festival Meeting please visit www.shelsley-walsh.co.uk


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Inlägg av Gäst » ons 17 aug, 2005 19:45

17 August 2005 NEWS RELEASE

"Circuit Car" will run for first time at Shelsley Walsh Centenary event
Lotus "Circuit Car" – Prototype Specifiations and Pictures:

The prototype Lotus “Circuit Car” will run for the first time at the oldest motorsport venue in the world, the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb, during the Centenary celebrations.

Based on the strong, stiff and lightweight aluminium chassis first seen on the Lotus Elise, and weighing in at around 650 kg, the single-seater car (with an option of two seats) has been designed and engineered solely for Track Days and Club Racing. The prototype car was designed and built in an incredible eleven weeks and production versions are scheduled to be built from mid 2006 in the world class production facilities at the Lotus headquarters in Hethel Norfolk.

The Following Information Describes the Prototype Lotus “Circuit Car”

The visually dramatic open-topped prototype “Circuit Car” has lightweight composite bodywork and a very powerful supercharged and intercooled 1.8 litre engine.

The innovative and technologically advanced extruded and bonded aluminium chassis has high side sills that reduce the complexity of the chassis structure. The engine with VVTL-i (Variable Valve Timing and Lift – intelligent) is mated to a Roots-type Eaton M62 supercharger with air-to-air intercooler to give a maximum power output of 243 hp (181 kW) at 8000 rpm and a maximum torque of 174 lb ft (236 Nm) at 7000 rpm. On production versions, an entry-level naturally-aspirated VVTL-i engine will also be available with 190 hp (141 kW) at 8000 rpm and 138 lbft (181 Nm) at 7000 rpm. Engine management control is provided by the bespoke - mapped Lotus T4 system and a drive-by-wire electronic throttle.

The 6-speed C64 close ratio gearbox is linked to an open slip differential and a prototype traction control system perfect for the tight and twisty Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb course. The power to weight ratio, of course a key Lotus engineering principle and core brand value, for the supercharged engine is around 373 hp/tonne (278 kW/tonne) with a torque to weight ratio of 267 lbft per tonne (363 Nm/tonne). It is estimated to achieve the 0 – 100 mph (160 km/h) sprint in less than 9.0 seconds. This exciting combination has allowed for a dynamic racing package producing higher performance to that of existing Elise-based products, powering the car from 0 – 62 mph (0 – 100 km/h) in under 4 seconds. Braking is provided by a servo-assisted, track tuned 4-channel Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Lotus/AP-Racing twin-piston fixed aluminium alloy front brake calipers, Brembo single-piston sliding rear calipers and 282 mm diameter, 26 mm thick front and rear, cast-iron ventilated &cross-drilled discs.

The lightweight GRP composite bodywork is bolted to the chassis for easy removal for maintenance and race / track preparation. The bodywork has been designed by the Lotus Design team led by Russell Carr, Chief of Design for Lotus. Russell Carr, explains the design philosophy of the new Lotus “Circuit Car”: “The design captures the essence of the other Lotus based products and combines it with a functionally correct bodywork to give a racecar that is not only beautiful to look at but aerodynamically and structurally as effective as it possibly can be,” The small frontal area with no windscreen is combined with flat, unsculptured sides with no airintakes, for minimal drag; and a deep front splitter and a large rear wing (single plane as standard and dual element as an option) and a rear diffuser to attain maximum aerodynamic downforce. For the Shelsley Walsh Event, the “Circuit Car” uses Lotus Sport 5 spoke forged wheels, which are shod with Yokohama A005 Hill Climb specification racing slicks (Yokohama A006 racing wet tyres are an option). For production versions, other tyre options will also be available. Suspension and damping is provided by fully independent unequal length wishbones, Eibach coil springs, Ohlins 2-way adjustable dampers and an adjustable front anti-roll bar.

Tony Shute, Head of Product Development at Lotus Cars will be driving the Lotus “Circuit Car” for its premier at the Shelsley Walsh Centenary celebrations. Tony explains what makes the Lotus “Circuit Car” a leading high performance track car: “This new product has allowed Lotus to once again apply its key “performance through lightweight” philosophy. This is in order to achieve an innovative product for the track day and club racing Lotus enthusiast whilst staying true to the key design attributes of the Elise and Exige products. They are considered to be amongst the finest existing road and track day cars by thousands of owners around the world, and the “Circuit Car” will build on this formidable reputation, helping to further underline Lotus as the ultimate driver’s choice.” The Lotus “Circuit Car” is scheduled to go on sale by mid 2006 with volumes of approximately 100 units per year.

The name of the “Circuit Car” and the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices will not be confirmed until closer to production but it is expected that the production versions of the Lotus “Circuit Car” will start at around £25,000 for the 190 hp version in the UK. Prices in other markets will be release over the next few months.

Technical Specifications of Prototype Lotus Circuit Car
Engine
Supercharged – 240:
· 2ZZ-GE Supercharged engine, developed by Lotus Engineering
· Capacity: 1,796 cm3
· Max Power 243 hp (181 kW) @ 8000 rpm (DIN 70020)
· Max Torque: 174 lb ft (236 Nm) @ 7000 rpm (DIN 70020)
Option - 190:
· 2ZZ-GE, 4 cylinder, dohc 4 valves per cylinder with variable valve timing and lift
· Capacity: 1,796 cm3
· Max power: 190 hp (141 kW) @ 7800 rpm (DIN 70020) Integral ducts to provide engine air feed and
cooling
· Max Torque: 138 lb ft (181 Nm) @ 6800 rpm (DIN 70020)
Transmission
· C64 Gearbox, all aluminium lightweight construction
· 6-speed
· Close ratio
· Constant mesh helical gears
· Open differential
· Limited Slip differential (optional)
Chassis
· Lotus designed lightweight structure of epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions and lightweight steel
rear subframe
Bodywork
· Lightweight composite body shell
· Bolt on exterior body panels for ease of service and repair
· Integral ducts to provide engine air feed and cooling
Aerodynamics
· Flat bottom with front aero splitter and rear diffuser
· Aerodynamically designed body shape with minimal drag and frontal area
· Single plane rear wing, high downforce, carbon composite, dual element rear wing (optional)
Suspension
· Fully independent suspension utilising unequal length wishbones
· Coaxial mono-tube gas damper
· Eibach coil springs at each corner
· Front anti roll-bar
· Bilstein dampers
· Ohlins 2-way adjustable dampers (optional)
Braking System
· F&R Cross drilled disc brakes
· AP racing front brake calipers
· Brembo rear brake calipers
· ABS
Wheels
· 8 x Y spoke Cast wheels
· 7 – Twin spoke Lightweight Forged Wheels (optional)
· Lotus Sport 5-spoke Lightweight Forged Wheels (optional)
Tyres
· Yokohama Advan AO48
· Yokohama A006 racing wet tyres (optional)
· Yokohama A005 racing slick tyres (optional) Passenger seat and safety equipment
· Yokohama A005 racing slick tyres - Hillclimb Spec (optional)
Electrical System
· Lotus T4 engine management system - with Drive-by-wire throttle control
· Lightweight dry cell battery
Interior
· Nardi Steering Wheel
· Single Sports Seat
· Passenger seat and harness (optional)
· 6-point harnesses (optional)
Options
A variety of options will be available including:
SPORTS PACK:
· Optional dynamics improvement package
TRACK PACK:
· Passenger seat and safety equipment
SVA PACK:
· Offering parts required to convert the Lotus Circuit Car to meet UK Single Vehicle Approval.
RACE PACKS
· Options packages to tailor the car for entry into race series of the FIA and MSA regulations.
STANDALONE OPTIONS
A variety of options to tailor your vehicle to you, including:
· Limited Slip differential
· Traction control
· Race exhaust (105db)
· Racing tyres and wheel options
· Protective cover

Notes:
The Shelsley Walsh Centenary Festival Meeting will run from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August, with the Lotus “Circuit Car” turning out for practice on the Friday ahead of its racing debut on the Sunday. Tony Shute, Head of Product Development at Lotus Cars, will be in the driving seat. High-resolution pictures of the Lotus “Circuit Car” can be downloaded from the media centre of the official Group Lotus website at http://www.grouplotus.com/mediactr. The image library is for registered users only. Members of the press may register for the media centre.
For further information about the Shelsley Walsh Centenary Festival Meeting please visit www.shelsleywalsh.co.uk

For further details please contact:
PR Department
Group Lotus plc, Potash Lane, Hethel, Norfolk, UK, NR14 8EZ
Tel: +44(0)1953 608264
Fax: +44(0)1953 608111
Email: pr@lotuscars.co.uk

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Inlägg av Lasse H » ons 17 aug, 2005 20:26

Visst är den spännande !
Och priset är ju inte helt vansinnigt. Jämför med en Radical. En sådan kostar nästan dubbelt så mycket.
Och så drive-by-wire throttle. Kan ju betyda rappare svar på gasen.
Men vad betyder månne "traction control" i detta sammanhang ?
För mig låter det mer som något som passar på den nya Europan än på en ren banbil.

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Inlägg av Gäst » fre 19 aug, 2005 19:15

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Inlägg av Lasse H » lör 20 aug, 2005 14:10

Störtbågen är ju inte speciellt vacker ! Jämför med 340R.

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Inlägg av Göran » mån 22 aug, 2005 14:52

Jag blir nyfiken på varför man gjort en extra "låda" i motorrumsväggen (i "kupén"). Någon som kan gissa vad som inte rymdes annars?
Göran Forslund
Lotus Evora S SR -13 (sedan 2015)
Tidigare Lotus Elise S1 i 17 år

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Inlägg av Lasse H » tis 23 aug, 2005 20:52

Kan det vara AC:n ??

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Inlägg av mecaniac » tis 23 aug, 2005 21:15

:hack: Kan ju vara superchargern som sitter där
eller så har dom utvecklat en ny spännare till kamremmen :-D

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Inlägg av Lasse H » sön 04 sep, 2005 09:30

Har nyligen sett upgifter om att Lotus Circuit Car har "launch controll".
Hur funkar det utan halvautomatisk låda typ SMG (BMW) F1 (Ferrari) osv ?
Uttrycket halvautomatisk låda är inte menat som ett skällsord, vet ej vad jag ska kalla det annars. Är kanske Lotus variant av launch-control enbart ett sätt att begränsa/optimera hjulspinn ? Och därför kopplat till Traction-coontrol ?

Har någon sett uppgifter om utväxling i LCC´s vxl-låda ?

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Inlägg av Lasse H » sön 04 sep, 2005 09:30

Har nyligen sett upgifter om att Lotus Circuit Car har "launch controll".
Hur funkar det utan halvautomatisk låda typ SMG (BMW) F1 (Ferrari) osv ?
Uttrycket halvautomatisk låda är inte menat som ett skällsord, vet ej vad jag ska kalla det annars. Är kanske Lotus variant av launch-control enbart ett sätt att begränsa/optimera hjulspinn ? Och därför kopplat till Traction-coontrol ?

Har någon sett uppgifter om utväxling i LCC´s vxl-låda ?

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