Ex British GT 2006 Lotus Exige GT3 at auction

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Lotus announced last September that it was collaborating with RML to build and race a GT4 version of its new Emira.

And one of this car’s racing ancestors is about to go up for auction. Indeed, it is one of only three FIA ​​GT3-spec Lotus cars ever built.

Only three supercharged Exige GT3s were built, all three entered the 2006 British GT3 Championship, winning the first ever GT3 Teams Championship with Cadena Team Lotus.

Two of the original three cars have survived (car #3 was destroyed in a fire), this is #2 of the three, still with the car’s beautiful original appearance and mechanically sound, but requiring a recommissioning and refurbishment after a decade in storage if serious track action is to be in its future as well as its past.

This car has only done 8000 miles with an engine said to have only done 200km and a gearbox that was rebuilt after its last run in 2010.

Although the safety equipment is no longer up to date for competition use, the car should be perfectly serviceable as is, although it is likely that some configuration will be required to suit the intended use, whether for track days, hill climbs or future competition (the car is certainly eligible for a number of historic racing series including Masters Endurance Legends).

You can find more details about the car – and the auction here

Car Specification:

Interior

HANS-approved 6-point safety harnesses
FIA-approved 6-point roll bar
FIA ​​Recaro GRP racing seat approved by HANS
FIA approved main ignition switch (location of cockpit and external switch)
Electrical fire extinguishing system (location of cockpit and external switch)
Removable steering wheel
AP Racing pedal box
AIM Dash and Data Logging System (requires software

Outside

Race front splitter
Adjustable carbon fiber rear wing with adjustable end plates
Quick-release front flap, rear flap and rear spoiler (all carbon fiber)
Aerodynamic engine cover
Slim line mirrors
Revised carbon fiber aero rear diffuser
Polycarbonate side windows
Lotus Sport Split Rim center-lock wheels, 16-inch front and 17-inch rear plus 2 more sets
Reinforced rear subframe
Structural wheel arch
Pneumatic cylinder lifting system

Mechanical

Supercharged and supercharged cooled 1.8 2ZZ-GE engine said to have less than 200 km and producing 320 hp (but not limited to, and upgradable up to 400 hp)
Lotus Sport dry sump system and Laminova oil cooler
Triple bypass radiator
Hewland 6-speed sequential transmission, rebuilt after last run, with flat shift capability
Switchable traction control
Lightweight racing wheel
Limited slip differential
4-way adjustable Öhlins TTX shock absorbers and adjustable ride height
Adjustable front and rear anti-roll bar and upgraded rear track control arm brace
Lotus/AP-Racing aluminum alloy fixed 6-piston front brake calipers and 4-piston rear calipers
Dual master cylinder with bias adjustment dial
Custom Raychem racing wiring harness
Light battery
74L FIA approved fuel cell with additional 26L FIA approved fuel cell with rapid fill system
Handling sensor pack (includes steering, brake and damper inputs)
Tool Pack (includes wheel sockets for central locking, fuel drain hose, driveshaft torque tool, data logging download gear and beacon, 2 dump churns)

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