Lotus Elise GT1 (1997)
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2 cars were converted to Bitter GT1

Specifications

7 units built
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Click here and here for street version
Homologation number: GT1 6
Homologation start: 1/4/1997

Chevrolet LT5, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine, located middle longitudinally
5984cc, 101.2 x 93 mm
608 HP
single-plane crankshaft with 5 main bearings
aluminium alloy block and head, 111.8 mm bore spacing
2 x 2 overhead camshafts (DOHC), chain driven for middle gear, and belt driven for each bank, 4 valves / cyl - 32 valves total
aspiration, natural with multipoint electronic fuel injection

Lotus Type 918, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine. Click here and here
3506cc, 83.0 x 81.0 mm
550bhp @ 5400rpm
536lb ft (726 NM) @ 3600rpm
flat plane crankshaft with 5 main bearings
LM25TF aluminium alloy block, aluminium alloy head. Keronite coated, forged aluminium alloy pistons
2 x 2 overhead camshafts (DOHC), chain driven for middle gear, and belt driven for each bank, 4 valves / cyl - 32 valves total. 33.5mm inlet valves diameter, 30mm exhaust valves diameter
aspiration, 2 x Garrett T4 turbochargers with air/air intercooler with water injection, multipoint electronic fuel injection
GT1: 2 x 31.5mm inlet restrictors
SR1: 2 x 32.4mm inlet restrictors
electronic ignition with 4 double-ended coils
dry sump

Hewland 6 speed sequential gear box
1st: 2.680/1
2nd: 1.800/1
3rd: 1.290/1
4th: 1.000/1
5th: 0.750/1
6th: 0.500/1
R: 2.500/1
Final drive 3.73/1, LSD rear differential
aluminium Type 115 chassis. 2 door coupe carbon fibre bodyschell
rack and pinion
ventilated disks all around 356mm diameter
length 4491 mm / 176.8 in
width 2070 mm / 81.5 in
height 1100 mm / 43.3 in
wheelbase 2300 mm / 90.6 in
front track 1480 mm / 58.3 in
rear track 1500 mm / 59.1 in
tires, front 275/35ZR18, rear 345/35ZR18
1050kg
drag coefficient, 0.35


Results in FIA GT Championship

Season
Car entry, chassis number Car number, result
Hocke nheim Silver stone Hels inki Nurbur Spa Zeltweg Suzuka Doni ngton Mugello Sebring Laguna Seca
Team 4h 4h 3h 4h 4h 4h 1000km 4h 4h 3h 3h
GT1 Lotus Racing (Chevrolet) #13, alter nator #13, gear box #13, acci dent #13, 8th #13, eng ine #13, eng ine #13, in entry list #13, acci dent #13, eng ine
GT1 Lotus Racing (Chevrolet) #14, alter nator #14, gear box #14, 11th #14, acci dent #14, acci dent #14, 29th #14, 11th #14, 13th #14, 9th
GT1 Lotus Racing (Chevrolet) #15, alter nator #15, gear box #15, 17th #15, eng ine #15, eng ine #15, in entry list #15, acci dent #15, in entry list #15, in entry list #15, in entry list
MVR Lotus Racing #19, eng ine #19, fire #19, eng ine #19, eng ine #19, in entry list
GBF UK Ltd #23, alter nator #23, dnf #23, 20th #23, acci dent #23, in entry list #23, gear box #23, 12th #23, body work #23, in entry list
GBF UK Ltd #24, dnf #24, 5th #24, 15th #24, in entry list #24, dnf #24, eng ine #24, 27th #24, in entry list
Total points
11
6 3 2
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 40/12 4/0 5/0 3/3 5/2 4/1 5/0 1/0 5/2 4/2 2/1 2/1

Teams and drivers entries

Results in Endurance races

Classification in GTS - GT1 class is noted in brackets
Car entry, chassis number Car number, result
Daytona Sebring Monza Watkins Glen Le Mans
Date 2/2 15/3 23/3 1/6 15/6
Duration 24h 12h 1000km 6h 24h
Team\ Championship IMSA IMSA Italian endur IMSA
GBF (UK) Ltd #47, in entry list
GBF (UK) Ltd #48, in entry list
GT1 Lotus Racing, 115-07 (Chevrolet) #49, oil leak
GT1 Lotus Racing, 115-02 (Chevrolet) #50, not qualify
GT1 Team Lotus F. Muller, 115-06 #51, not qualify
Statistics
Works Starts/finishes 3/0 3/0

Teams and drivers entries


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