Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lotus 3-Eleven

The Lotus 3-Eleven was first revealed at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last summer. Go power is provided by transverse, midmounted version of Lotus’s 3.5-litre Toyota-sourced V6, with the supercharger, integrated charge cooler and engine management electronics designed at Hethel. Power is 453bhp at 7000rpm, and maximum torque is 332lb ft at 3500rpm.

That gives 0-60mph in 2.9sec on the way to 180 mph.
The road-going 3-Eleven gets a conventional six-speed H-pattern gearbox with the Race version getting an Xtrac sequential six-speed paddleshift.

Both have Torsentype limited-slip differentials.

The car has a bonded and riveted aluminium monocoque tub chassis. The Road model’s rollcage incorporates extra side impact bars, and the Race cage has additional bars to meet FIA international race regulations.

The Road version starts at £82,500 and Race version £116,500.