Lotus Evora S IPS on track – Take Two

In my previous post about the Evora S on track I spent a lot of time complaining about the 400 treadwear tires that the car was on. I was getting a lot of tire lock under braking and the car generally did not have enough grip on the track. Luckily I was then able to replace the tires with a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on the optional forged “sport” wheels for the Evora and hit Laguna with the GGLC once more.

As you can see from the video I was able to pull a 1:48 lap without really maximizing any of the turns. The grippier tires gave me a lot more confidence in the car and I was able to drop 3 seconds off my best from the previous visit. That said I still have several seconds available to me on track if I actually start pushing and should be able to get the Evora down to the 1:45 range pretty easily.

In the not so good section I have to say that while the car ran great at the track I ended up with very bad brake judder when I got home and had to manually sand all four rotors with garnet paper to get them usable again. Apparently this is a known issue with the stock Evora brakes and the official lotus remedy is to sand the brake pads and rotors to remove brake transfer. I have now switched my car to EBC Yellow stuff brakes and hope that it will prevent reoccurrence.

UPDATE: Switching to the EBC yellow stuffs has fixed the brake judder problem

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