Lotus has announced that production is set to start on the new limited-edition 3-Eleven, ‘one of the quickest road cars in the world’.
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Rejoice lightweight sports car fans, since the new Lotus 3-Eleven is set to go into production following its unveil at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year. The new 3-Eleven – ‘one of the quickest road cars in the world’ – has just completed an extensive testing schedule at the Nürburgring. And yes, there is video footage….
The Race version has a dry weight of 890kg and a maximum power output of 460bhp, with a power to weight ratio of 517bhp per tonne. It is capable of sprinting from 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds, while boasting a maximum speed of 290kph. The Road version has a dry weight of 925kg and a maximum power of 410bhp and can achieve a 0-100kph in 3.3 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 280kph.
The model is also highly focused on aerodynamics. The sculptured bodywork, rear wing, front splitter and flat floor and rear splitter mean that, at 240kph, the Road version produces 150kg of downforce, while the Race version with its twin front canards mounted on both sides and its adjustable rear wing produces 215kg.
An optional Carbon Tonneau Cover is available for both Road and Race versions. In either left or right hand drive configurations, the removable aerodynamic cover aids airflow over the cockpit turning the car into a competition inspired single seater.
The exclusive car will be made as a limited run of 311 units and will be sold in all markets as a Race car and in Europe and Asia as a Road car. The model is set to be priced from $118,000.