The Rolex Grand-Am racing event, which one of the most competitive and renowned sports events celebrated all around the world is witnessing a change. It is definitely a positive change that is happening in the Rolex Grand-Am with the introduction of new racecar debuts. The 2012 Lotus Evora GX will be soon seen competing in the Rolex Grand-Am series.
The trend of new cars participating in the Rolex Grand-Am event is also new and has its own positives as well as negative. The concept of introducing new cars has been introduced because of the changing market demands. The Lotus has revealed that its new Evora race car will soon be seen on the race tracks in the newly established GX experimental class in the Grand-Am Rolex series. The experimental event is to ensure that the new cars are fit for competing in as tough and competitive an event like the Rolex Grand-Am. The fuel, the make and the design of the car all has to be extremely fit for participating in a global event such as Rolex Grand-Am. The new Evora, even though is based on the Evora sports coupe, however, it is more aggressive. Particularly aggressive is the body kit of the Lotus Evora that will be participating in the GX experimental. No traction control and a bigger price tag are two other features that come in packaged with the Lotus Evora.
The initial Lotus Evora GT4 is being replaced to bring in more aggression and more power-packed performances in the Rolex Grand-Am vent. The initial Evora GT4 was a GT4-class racecar that competed in the FIA competition. Thereafter, came GTC, which was the American-spec car that raced in the Grand-Am series in the GT class. The GX is a new class, a second GT-class, which has been created recently by the Rolex Sports Car Series. It was an experimental class that has been created to eventually allow a new technology to enter into the word of Rolex Series. Different engines and technologies will be replacing the existing ones. The first entrant of the GX class was Mazda. Mazda has pledged that it will supply Skyactiv-D diesel race engines for some challengers. This will be a completely new phase for the Rolex Series as well the participating racers.
Lotus engineers have replaced the traction control and anti-lock brakes; instead they have built a stronger roll cage in the new car for meeting the new regulations that have been introduced for the Grand-Am races. The changes that have been introduced in the racecar are aerodynamic in nature. These include a new splitter, front bumper as well as standard Rolex series rear wings. The wheel arches have been flared to fit the wider wheels. The new racecars are also featuring a new fuel filler system, continental tires as well as yellow headlamps. The new model is powered by an engine which produces 440 hp and 325 hp of torque. The 4.0-L V6 engine is said to be much better than the engines that are currently used in the racecars. The 2012 Lotus Evora GX that is prices at a hefty $335,000 will be built to order.