Lotus Esprit V8 GT1 (1996)

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1231 units built, 2 units built for racing
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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 'open deck' 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
The RH bank is staggered ahead of the LH bank and contains cylinders 1,2,3,4 with cylinders 5,6,7,8 designated as the LH bank,.counting from the front in both cases.
Firing order is 1,5,3,7,4,8,2,6
dry sump

Hewland TGT200 sequential 6-speed gearbox
Type 114, steel backbone with tubular space frame chassis
suspension: Penske alloy triple adjustable, gas, coilover dampers
Brakes: ventilated disks 356mm diameter with AP Racing 6 pot callipers front and rear
length: 4300 mm
width: 1950 mm
height: 1100 mm
wheelbase: 2440 mm
Wheels: Dymag magnesium alloy 11x18 front, 14x18 rear
Tyres: Michelin, front 27/65-18, rear 30/70-18

Results in BPR International GT Endurance Series

Car entry Car number, result
Paul Ricard Monza Jarama Silver stone Nurbur gring Ander storp Suzuka Brands Hatch Spa Nogaro Zhuhai
Team 4h 4h 4h 4h 4h 4h 1000km 4h 4h 4h 4h
Lotus Racing Team, 114-001 #21, eng ine #21, brakes #21, acci dent #21, acci dent #21, fire #21, 6th #21, oil line #21, gear box #21, acci dent #21, 10th
Lotus Racing Team, 114-002 #22, brakes #22, drive shaft #22, 2nd #22, acci dent #22, drive shaft #22, elec trics #22, 5th #22, gear box
Total points
9 5 6 1
Works Starts/finishes 18/4 1/0 2/0 2/0 2/1 2/0 2/1 1/0 2/0 2/1 2/1

Team and drivers entries

Results in Endurance races

Car entry, chassis number Car number, result
Daytona Sebring Texas Watkins Glen Le Mans
Date 4/2 17/3 5/5 9/6 16/6
Duration 24h 12h 500mil 6h 24h
Team\ Championship IMSA IMSA IMSA IMSA
Lotus Racing #35, in entry list
Lotus Racing #36, in entry list
Works Starts/finishes 0/0

Teams and drivers entries

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