Lotus 2-Eleven alternatives
Latest model: Lotus 2-Eleven 2007
Launched at the 77th annual Geneva International Motor Show in 2007, the Lotus 2-eleven is aimed at the true track day enthusiast, taking Colin Chapman's philosophy of Performance Via Light Weight to its most extreme level yet. Weighing in at just 670 kg (1477, lbs) - dry weight with base specification - 745 kg (1639 lbs) kerb weight, fully loaded and with 255 PS (252 bhp / 188 kw) on tap courtesy of its supercharged and intercooled 1796 cc motor, the Lotus 2-eleven boasts a performance to weight ratio alike to that of a 1960's Formula One vehicle.
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Developed with the most serious of track day enthusiasts in mind, the Lotus 2-eleven provides race vehicle levels of performance coupled with legendary Lotus Ride and Handling to deliver a truly impressive track day vehicle. Explained Mike Kimberley, Chief Executive Officer for Group Lotus plc: The Lotus 2-eleven takes our core make values to the extreme. It is the ultimate track day car - not only phenomenally quick, but also very user-friendly. In short, the Lotus 2-eleven provides everything that the modern track day warrior and clubman racer demands, and more. Production of the Lotus 2-eleven is planned to commence in April 2007 at the awardwinning and world-class Lotus manufacturing facility at Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, UK. The Lotus 2-eleven create will be completed in dedicated Lotus Sport workshops and every car will be given a Lotus Sport create plate. The Lotus 2-eleven is initially available in Release Edition specification only, which boasts a dynamic and original three-way Lotus Sport colour scheme full with decal pack. The Release Edition is available in two versions - Road Going Version (UK Single Car Approval) fitted with front and back lights, exhaust catalyst, single plane back wing and other items to achieve compliance with UK road legal requirements and Track Only Version with an improved aerodynamics suite including high downforce single plane carbon fibre back wing, high downforce front splitter, brake lights and back indicators and FIA approved driver's race bench. The recommended selling price tag (incl UK VAT) of the Lotus 2-eleven Release Edition will be £39995,. In the UK, the SVA version (single Car Type Approval) which contains delivery, Pre Delivery Inspection, first service, number plates, first registration fee, valet, 12 months' Road Fund Licence, a full tank of fuel and SVA test costs an add-on £1100,. The Lotus 2-eleven is only available as a track-only feature outside of the UK at 49575, excluding local tax in mainland Europe. Pricing in Japan, South Africa and Lotus other international markets will be announced shortly.
The Lotus 2-eleven in more detail Motor The supercharged and intercooled 1796 cc motor in the Lotus 2-eleven has a maximum performance output of 255 PS (252 bhp / 188 kw) at 8000 rpm and a torque figure of about 242 Nm (179 lb/ft) at 7000 rpm. This significant amount of extra performance and torque now available together with the Vvtl-i variable cam system ensures that there is a smooth and linear surge of performance from low motor speeds all the way to the maximum 8000 rpm. The Roots-type Eaton M62 supercharger (with a sealed-for-life internal mechanism meaning that it does not require the use of the engine's oil) is run from the crankshaft and has an integral bypass valve for part load operation. Four high capacity injectors and an up rated fuel pump add add-on fuel under hard acceleration or high speed driving. An Accusump (engine oil accumulator unit) is included in the whole suite as an oil reservoir back-up for extreme track use ensuring that, under those conditions, the motor oil pressure remains constant. Twin oil coolers full the powertrain suite.
A sports-type clutch plate and heavy duty clutch cover transfer the motor performance and torque to the lightweight aluminium C64 six-speed gearbox (with an aluminium casing) with the same perfectly spaced ratios as the Lotus Exige S. An open type differential is fitted as traditional. The Lotus switchable Traction Control System (LTCS) operates via the motor, reducing performance to maintain traction; it is active above 8 km/h (5 mph) and reacts much more rapidly than many brake-based systems.