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    Default Lotus Debuts New 3-Eleven

    The new Lotus 3-Eleven completed a successful two-week test session at the fearsome and challenging Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit. The video documenting this comprehensive test and development programme can be found on the Group Lotus YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRuA9jHDoLwwhere the embed code can be copied.

    Individual areas of expertise and vehicle set-up were a specific focus – aerodynamics, engine calibration, chassis tuning and suspension geometry – as the model continues its development towards start of production in early 2016.

    The Lotus 3-Eleven is the quickest and most powerful production Lotus road car ever produced, offering the ultimate pure driving experience. Heralding the next generation of Lotus high-performance sports cars, the 3-Eleven re-affirms Lotus core values as the perfect demonstration of "lighter, faster" and benchmark handling which comes from Lotus’ roots in competitive motorsport.

    Prices start at £82,000 for the Road version (including VAT and on the road costs) and £96,000 excluding VAT for the Race version (£115,200 including VAT).

    Official fuel consumption figures and CO2 emissions figures for the Lotus 3-Eleven are not currently available. They will be provided on the Lotus website Home 2015 | Lotus Cars as soon as available.

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    So in true Lotus fashion they... INCREASED weight?!

    I thought the 2-eleven was something like 750kg, so this new and improved one is 150kg heavier? More powerful maybe, but that seems backwards.

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    I will admit that the 3-eleven is much better looking than any other current Lotus, and an improvement on the exceptional styling of the 2-eleven.

    I can't argue with 450hp in a chassis under 2,000 lbs. If it gained weight, then that's a shame; but such a massive boost in power will make necessary heavier components such as wheels, brakes, transmission, chassis rigidity, and cooling.
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    Sheesh.

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