Lotus presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed the 3-Eleven, which will be offered in two versions, one for the track and one for the street.
The car weighs 900 kilos and it is equipped with a supercharged 3.5 liter V6 engine, that produces 457 hp at 7,000 rpm with 450 Nm of torque at 3,500 rpm. The power passes on the road by the rear axle via a six-speed manual transmission and a Torsen differential lock.
The track version, is equipped with a serial 6 speed transmission, with the 0-96 km/h coming in less than three seconds, with the top speed of the car being 280 km/h and for the production version 290 km/h.
The car’s monocoque chassis is made of aluminum, with the street version to have an extra roll cage and safety bars approved by the FIA. The body is made from a new type of synthetic material, which is 40% lighter than polyester. The wheels are sized 18 inches at the front and 19 at the rear with tires 225/40 and 275/35 respectively.
The production will begin in February and it will be limited to just 311 units, with the first deliveries to begin in April of 2016. The road version has a base price of £82,000 and the track edition has a base price of £115,200.