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Old 24 Jul 2007, 16:22 (Ref:1972256)   #1
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Lotus Elise GT1

The runt of the former GT1 glory days, the Lotus Elise GT1s. I've been trying to do some research on them but have trouble getting a clear cut answer on some things.

I know the homologation road car has the 3.5L Turbo V8 from the Esprit. However what engine was in the race cars?

I've heard that some teams had the Lotus V8 and some had the Chevy ZR-1 V8. Then I've heard that all had the Chevy V8. Or did some start with the Lotus V8 and switch to the Chevy V8 later?
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Old 24 Jul 2007, 16:52 (Ref:1972281)   #2
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You're right about the corvette engine, I believe some cars were changed to LS1 engines because the Lotus engine was too unreliable.
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Old 24 Jul 2007, 17:03 (Ref:1972289)   #3
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I know for certain the Frank Muller GT1s at Le Mans had Chevy V8s in them, but other then that, I'm lost.
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Old 24 Jul 2007, 17:29 (Ref:1972294)   #4
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Old 24 Jul 2007, 20:17 (Ref:1972464)   #5
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I know of three different specs of Elise GT1's.
See here: http://www.gaffersports.com/motorspo...otus/lotus.php
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Old 24 Jul 2007, 20:22 (Ref:1972468)   #6
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Interesting, I never heard of the 2.8L.
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Old 24 Jul 2007, 20:26 (Ref:1972471)   #7
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cunning question to make the redirect work!

How many where made?
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Old 25 Jul 2007, 00:20 (Ref:1972641)   #8
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5 GT1s raced in FIA GT, with there being 1 homologation road car.

There appears to be a 6th race car that was on entry lists but never ran.

Also, to make it even more confusing, the Bitter GT1s are apparently all new cars as well, with 1 road car and 2 race cars.
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Old 25 Jul 2007, 06:16 (Ref:1972735)   #9
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Hmmm I'm fairly certain that at least one of the 'Bitter's' was a converted Elise - And I think it was converted back to one too!
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The original GT1 was planned to have the Esprit 3.5 V8 engine, then the rules were changed, apparently favouring atmospheric induction, big capacity engines, so at Lotus they decided to use the Corvette-based motor (developed at Lotus Engineering). Italian team GBF decided to stay on the turbo route, and developed, with the help of former Ferrari technical boss Mauro Forghieri company (Oral Engineering), a smaller capacity V8, trying to take advantage of the lesser weight the rules allowed...

If I remember well 7 cars were raced (two works, two GBF, two from Deletraz team, one from MVR german team), and then there was the road "homologation" car...
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Yes, the Bitter was a modified Elise GT1. With a Viper V10 in the back! Done by Hezemans and crew...

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Old 25 Jul 2007, 22:31 (Ref:1973481)   #12
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I remember reading somewhere that a Elise GT1 was going to run ALMS this year? Did it ever run? Anyone else read this?
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I remember reading somewhere that a Elise GT1 was going to run ALMS this year? Did it ever run? Anyone else read this?
One ran Sebring a few years ago for a few laps before breaking. They were still using the old Chevy V8.

They had plans for a Judd V10 later, but they never showed.

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Just bumping this.

Managed to find two cars in France/Switzerland it seems.

The Thai sponsored car (or one of the two) is here.

http://www.seven-passion.com/lotus-c...elise-gt1-thai

It's apparently for sale at Carugati near Geneva, I can't provide a proper link to it on their site but it's here anyway: http://www.carugati.ch/?lg=en&pg=cars&sel=m624

http://www.seven-passion.com/lotus-c...-une-elise-gt1

Seemingly the same guy has found one of the Franck Muller cars as well.

http://www.seven-passion.com/lotus-c...1-frank-muller

The Franck Muller car is chassis #05.

Does anyone know if it's the same car that appeared in the GT90's series with Fabien Giroix a few years back?

Or anyone know where the rest of the cars are?
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I have seen some Pics from a Lotus Elise GT1 which is streetlegal now . Colors are yellow and black .
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