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    Evora chassis is 50% stiffer than F430...

    ... and can generate more lateral Gs on standrard road tyres than an Exige S on R compounds!!!

    Imagine the supercharged GT3 version!!! Smiley


    Re: Evora chassis is 50% stiffer than F430...

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    ... and can generate more lateral Gs on standrard road tyres than an Exige S on R compounds!!!

    Imagine the supercharged GT3 version!!! Smiley

     

    Can you quote the source please?


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    Re: Evora chassis is 50% stiffer than F430...

    http://fifthgear.five.tv/jsp/5gmain.jsp?mnk=221&description=Page%201&featureid=1375&pageid=3321

    Despite the focus on making the Evora an everyday car, it's still very much a Lotus, with an innovative Versatile Vehicle Architecture chassis structure that is both lightweight and, the company claims, an incredible 50% stiffer than the Ferrari F430.
     
     
    Riding shotgun, Paul Birch tells me the Evora even outgrips the purebred Exige S on semi-slick tires. "We've measured sustained lateral readings of 1.3 g," he says. "On street tires." It's too wet today to get anywhere near that limit, but rest assured that's a statement we'll be investigating as soon as we have an Evora back in Los Angeles.
     
     
    It has an all-new monocoque chassis which uses the bonded aluminium principles hatched in the Elise and refined in Lotus’s VVA (Variable Vehicle Architecture) system. Hethel engineers make a special issue of the Evora's stiffness, more than two-and-a-half times that of an Elise.

    Re: Evora chassis is 50% stiffer than F430...

    http://www.autotrader.co.uk/EDITORIAL/car_page_content/lotus_evora_car_review.html

    At the heart of the Evora's abilities lies an all-new chassis architecture. The modular design means Lotus can build new cars – or cars for other manufacturers – very quickly. It's massively strong and light, and requires a force of 19,900 lb per ft (27,000Nm) to twist the chassis just one millimetre.


     
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