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Lotus'ultimate track day car

 

Sports car manufacturer Lotus’ race car arm, Lotus Sport, has revived a name from the marque’s illustrious past for its new track day car, the 2-Eleven.

The original Lotus 11 was a 1950s, front-engined Le Mans racer that used its exceptionally low weight and aerodynamic bodywork to achieve speeds from its small-capacity motors that humbled many more powerful cars.

Lotus launched the 2-Eleven at this month’s Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, and is aiming the car at the true track day enthusiast,

It takes Lotus founder, the legendary Colin Chapman’s philosophy of performance through light weight to what Lotus calls its most extreme level yet.

Weighing 670kg and with 252bhp/188kW from its supercharged and intercooled 1796cc engine, the 2-Eleven has a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of a 1960s Formula 1 car.

Lotus says it offers race car levels of performance coupled with the marque’s legendary handling to deliver “a truly outstanding track day car.”

Lotus boss Mike Kimberley says the 2-Eleven “takes our core brand values to the extreme. It’s the ultimate track day vehicle – not only phenomenally quick, but also very user-friendly.”

Lotus will start building 2-Elevens in April at its Hethel, England, factory. Each vehicle will wear a Lotus Sport build plate.

It will be available initially in Launch Edition specification only, which has a dynamic and unique three-way Lotus Sport colour scheme complete with decal pack.

The Launch Edition will be sold in markets outside Britain only as the track only version (a road-going model will be sold in Britain).

The track version has an enhanced aerodynamics package including high downforce single plane carbon fibre rear wing, high downforce front splitter, brake lights and rear indicators and FIA-approved driver’s race seat.

Its price in mainland Europe is 49,575 Euros, and prices for other markets will be announced shortly.


Engines and technical stuff
The 2-Eleven’s supercharged and intercooled 1796cc engine develops its 188kw)
at 8000rpm and delivers peak torque of 242Nm at 7000rpm.

The Roots-type Eaton M62 supercharger has a sealed-for-life internal mechanism meaning that it doesn’t use the engine’s oil. It’s driven from the crankshaft and has an integral bypass valve for part-load operation.

Four high capacity injectors and an uprated fuel pump add additional fuel under hard acceleration or high speed driving.

An Accusump (engine oil accumulator unit) is included in the whole package as an oil reservoir back-up for extreme track use ensuring that, under those conditions, the engine oil pressure remains constant.

Twin oil coolers complete the engine package.

A sports-type clutch plate and heavy duty clutch cover transfer the engine power and torque to the lightweight aluminium C64 six-speed gearbox.

It uses the same ratios as the Exige S. An open type differential is standard.

The Lotus switchable Traction Control System (LTCS) works through the engine, reducing power to maintain traction. It’s active above 8km/h and reacts much more quickly than many brake-based systems.

The 2-Eleven uses a unique high-sided variant of the Lotus Elise lightweight chassis structure featuring epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions with modified Exige S based running gear.
The comprehensive safety system has a glass fibre reinforced composite front crash structure allied to a high sill chassis for side impact protection. Additional chassis safety features include an FIA compliant six-point rollover structure with integral harness mounts and lightweight galvanized steel rear subframe incorporating a further crushable structure.

The composite bodywork weighs only 40kg, and all external panels are bolted on for ease of removal, maintenance and repair.

Front wheels are five-spoke 16-inch lightweight forged black alloys (rears are
17-inch). They’re fitted with Yokohama A048 R LTS tyres (front 195/50 R16, rear 225/45 R17).

The brake system includes 288mm cast iron cross drilled and ventilated discs, upgraded Pagid RS14 sports brake pads set into the brake callipers (aluminium alloy AP Racing two-piston at the front and Brembo single sliding piston at the rear), high grade silicone brake fluid and stainless steel braided hoses. The Lotus track tuned servo-assisted four-channel ABS system enhances braking performance and minimises stopping distance without taking over from the skill of the driver.

The suspension uses unequal length wishbones; Ohlins two-way adjustable dampers with coil over springs and Lotus Sport adjustable front anti-roll bar. A rear double shear track control arm brace is provided to cope with the expected kerb abuse during heavy track day driving, with unique steering arms and front upper wishbones to suit ultra-low ride height.

Lotus expects the car to hit 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, and 160km/h in 9.1 seconds. Top speed will be 255km/h.

The original Lotus 11 was a 1950s, front-engined Le Mans racer that used its exceptionally low weight and aerodynamic bodywork to achieve speeds from its small-capacity motors that humbled many more powerful cars.

Lotus launched the 2-Eleven at this month’s Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, and is aiming the car at the true track day enthusiast,

It takes Lotus founder, the legendary Colin Chapman’s philosophy of performance through light weight to what Lotus calls its most extreme level yet.

Weighing 670kg and with 252bhp/188kW from its supercharged and intercooled 1796cc engine, the 2-Eleven has a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of a 1960s Formula 1 car.

Lotus says it offers race car levels of performance coupled with the marque’s legendary handling to deliver “a truly outstanding track day car.”

Lotus boss Mike Kimberley says the 2-Eleven “takes our core brand values to the extreme. It’s the ultimate track day vehicle – not only phenomenally quick, but also very user-friendly.”

Lotus will start building 2-Elevens in April at its Hethel, England, factory. Each vehicle will wear a Lotus Sport build plate.

It will be available initially in Launch Edition specification only, which has a dynamic and unique three-way Lotus Sport colour scheme complete with decal pack.

The Launch Edition will be sold in markets outside Britain only as the track only version (a road-going model will be sold in Britain).

The track version has an enhanced aerodynamics package including high downforce single plane carbon fibre rear wing, high downforce front splitter, brake lights and rear indicators and FIA-approved driver’s race seat.

Its price in mainland Europe is 49,575 Euros, and prices for other markets will be announced shortly.


Engines and technical stuff
The 2-Eleven’s supercharged and intercooled 1796cc engine develops its 188kw)
at 8000rpm and delivers peak torque of 242Nm at 7000rpm.

The Roots-type Eaton M62 supercharger has a sealed-for-life internal mechanism meaning that it doesn’t use the engine’s oil. It’s driven from the crankshaft and has an integral bypass valve for part-load operation.

Four high capacity injectors and an uprated fuel pump add additional fuel under hard acceleration or high speed driving.

An Accusump (engine oil accumulator unit) is included in the whole package as an oil reservoir back-up for extreme track use ensuring that, under those conditions, the engine oil pressure remains constant.

Twin oil coolers complete the engine package.

A sports-type clutch plate and heavy duty clutch cover transfer the engine power and torque to the lightweight aluminium C64 six-speed gearbox.

It uses the same ratios as the Exige S. An open type differential is standard.

The Lotus switchable Traction Control System (LTCS) works through the engine, reducing power to maintain traction. It’s active above 8km/h and reacts much more quickly than many brake-based systems.

The 2-Eleven uses a unique high-sided variant of the Lotus Elise lightweight chassis structure featuring epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions with modified Exige S based running gear.
The comprehensive safety system has a glass fibre reinforced composite front crash structure allied to a high sill chassis for side impact protection. Additional chassis safety features include an FIA compliant six-point rollover structure with integral harness mounts and lightweight galvanized steel rear subframe incorporating a further crushable structure.

The composite bodywork weighs only 40kg, and all external panels are bolted on for ease of removal, maintenance and repair.

Front wheels are five-spoke 16-inch lightweight forged black alloys (rears are
17-inch). They’re fitted with Yokohama A048 R LTS tyres (front 195/50 R16, rear 225/45 R17).

The brake system includes 288mm cast iron cross drilled and ventilated discs, upgraded Pagid RS14 sports brake pads set into the brake callipers (aluminium alloy AP Racing two-piston at the front and Brembo single sliding piston at the rear), high grade silicone brake fluid and stainless steel braided hoses. The Lotus track tuned servo-assisted four-channel ABS system enhances braking performance and minimises stopping distance without taking over from the skill of the driver.

The suspension uses unequal length wishbones; Ohlins two-way adjustable dampers with coil over springs and Lotus Sport adjustable front anti-roll bar. A rear double shear track control arm brace is provided to cope with the expected kerb abuse during heavy track day driving, with unique steering arms and front upper wishbones to suit ultra-low ride height.

Lotus expects the car to hit 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, and 160km/h in 9.1 seconds. Top speed will be 255km/h.

The original Lotus 11 was a 1950s, front-engined Le Mans racer that used its exceptionally low weight and aerodynamic bodywork to achieve speeds from its small-capacity motors that humbled many more powerful cars.

Lotus launched the 2-Eleven at this month’s Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, and is aiming the car at the true track day enthusiast,

It takes Lotus founder, the legendary Colin Chapman’s philosophy of performance through light weight to what Lotus calls its most extreme level yet.

Weighing 670kg and with 252bhp/188kW from its supercharged and intercooled 1796cc engine, the 2-Eleven has a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of a 1960s Formula 1 car.

Lotus says it offers race car levels of performance coupled with the marque’s legendary handling to deliver “a truly outstanding track day car.”

Lotus boss Mike Kimberley says the 2-Eleven “takes our core brand values to the extreme. It’s the ultimate track day vehicle – not only phenomenally quick, but also very user-friendly.”

Lotus will start building 2-Elevens in April at its Hethel, England, factory. Each vehicle will wear a Lotus Sport build plate.

It will be available initially in Launch Edition specification only, which has a dynamic and unique three-way Lotus Sport colour scheme complete with decal pack.

The Launch Edition will be sold in markets outside Britain only as the track only version (a road-going model will be sold in Britain).

The track version has an enhanced aerodynamics package including high downforce single plane carbon fibre rear wing, high downforce front splitter, brake lights and rear indicators and FIA-approved driver’s race seat.

Its price in mainland Europe is 49,575 Euros, and prices for other markets will be announced shortly.


Engines and technical stuff
The 2-Eleven’s supercharged and intercooled 1796cc engine develops its 188kw)
at 8000rpm and delivers peak torque of 242Nm at 7000rpm.

The Roots-type Eaton M62 supercharger has a sealed-for-life internal mechanism meaning that it doesn’t use the engine’s oil. It’s driven from the crankshaft and has an integral bypass valve for part-load operation.

Four high capacity injectors and an uprated fuel pump add additional fuel under hard acceleration or high speed driving.

An Accusump (engine oil accumulator unit) is included in the whole package as an oil reservoir back-up for extreme track use ensuring that, under those conditions, the engine oil pressure remains constant.

Twin oil coolers complete the engine package.

A sports-type clutch plate and heavy duty clutch cover transfer the engine power and torque to the lightweight aluminium C64 six-speed gearbox.

It uses the same ratios as the Exige S. An open type differential is standard.

The Lotus switchable Traction Control System (LTCS) works through the engine, reducing power to maintain traction. It’s active above 8km/h and reacts much more quickly than many brake-based systems.

The 2-Eleven uses a unique high-sided variant of the Lotus Elise lightweight chassis structure featuring epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions with modified Exige S based running gear.
The comprehensive safety system has a glass fibre reinforced composite front crash structure allied to a high sill chassis for side impact protection. Additional chassis safety features include an FIA compliant six-point rollover structure with integral harness mounts and lightweight galvanized steel rear subframe incorporating a further crushable structure.

The composite bodywork weighs only 40kg, and all external panels are bolted on for ease of removal, maintenance and repair.

Front wheels are five-spoke 16-inch lightweight forged black alloys (rears are
17-inch). They’re fitted with Yokohama A048 R LTS tyres (front 195/50 R16, rear 225/45 R17).

The brake system includes 288mm cast iron cross drilled and ventilated discs, upgraded Pagid RS14 sports brake pads set into the brake callipers (aluminium alloy AP Racing two-piston at the front and Brembo single sliding piston at the rear), high grade silicone brake fluid and stainless steel braided hoses. The Lotus track tuned servo-assisted four-channel ABS system enhances braking performance and minimises stopping distance without taking over from the skill of the driver.

The suspension uses unequal length wishbones; Ohlins two-way adjustable dampers with coil over springs and Lotus Sport adjustable front anti-roll bar. A rear double shear track control arm brace is provided to cope with the expected kerb abuse during heavy track day driving, with unique steering arms and front upper wishbones to suit ultra-low ride height.

Lotus expects the car to hit 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, and 160km/h in 9.1 seconds. Top speed will be 255km/h.

The original Lotus 11 was a 1950s, front-engined Le Mans racer that used its exceptionally low weight and aerodynamic bodywork to achieve speeds from its small-capacity motors that humbled many more powerful cars.

Lotus launched the 2-Eleven at this month’s Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, and is aiming the car at the true track day enthusiast,

It takes Lotus founder, the legendary Colin Chapman’s philosophy of performance through light weight to what Lotus calls its most extreme level yet.

Weighing 670kg and with 252bhp/188kW from its supercharged and intercooled 1796cc engine, the 2-Eleven has a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of a 1960s Formula 1 car.

Lotus says it offers race car levels of performance coupled with the marque’s legendary handling to deliver “a truly outstanding track day car.”

Lotus boss Mike Kimberley says the 2-Eleven “takes our core brand values to the extreme. It’s the ultimate track day vehicle – not only phenomenally quick, but also very user-friendly.”

Lotus will start building 2-Elevens in April at its Hethel, England, factory. Each vehicle will wear a Lotus Sport build plate.

It will be available initially in Launch Edition specification only, which has a dynamic and unique three-way Lotus Sport colour scheme complete with decal pack.

The Launch Edition will be sold in markets outside Britain only as the track only version (a road-going model will be sold in Britain).

The track version has an enhanced aerodynamics package including high downforce single plane carbon fibre rear wing, high downforce front splitter, brake lights and rear indicators and FIA-approved driver’s race seat.

Its price in mainland Europe is 49,575 Euros, and prices for other markets will be announced shortly.


Engines and technical stuff
The 2-Eleven’s supercharged and intercooled 1796cc engine develops its 188kw)
at 8000rpm and delivers peak torque of 242Nm at 7000rpm.

The Roots-type Eaton M62 supercharger has a sealed-for-life internal mechanism meaning that it doesn’t use the engine’s oil. It’s driven from the crankshaft and has an integral bypass valve for part-load operation.

Four high capacity injectors and an uprated fuel pump add additional fuel under hard acceleration or high speed driving.

An Accusump (engine oil accumulator unit) is included in the whole package as an oil reservoir back-up for extreme track use ensuring that, under those conditions, the engine oil pressure remains constant.

Twin oil coolers complete the engine package.

A sports-type clutch plate and heavy duty clutch cover transfer the engine power and torque to the lightweight aluminium C64 six-speed gearbox.

It uses the same ratios as the Exige S. An open type differential is standard.

The Lotus switchable Traction Control System (LTCS) works through the engine, reducing power to maintain traction. It’s active above 8km/h and reacts much more quickly than many brake-based systems.

The 2-Eleven uses a unique high-sided variant of the Lotus Elise lightweight chassis structure featuring epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions with modified Exige S based running gear.
The comprehensive safety system has a glass fibre reinforced composite front crash structure allied to a high sill chassis for side impact protection. Additional chassis safety features include an FIA compliant six-point rollover structure with integral harness mounts and lightweight galvanized steel rear subframe incorporating a further crushable structure.

The composite bodywork weighs only 40kg, and all external panels are bolted on for ease of removal, maintenance and repair.

Front wheels are five-spoke 16-inch lightweight forged black alloys (rears are
17-inch). They’re fitted with Yokohama A048 R LTS tyres (front 195/50 R16, rear 225/45 R17).

The brake system includes 288mm cast iron cross drilled and ventilated discs, upgraded Pagid RS14 sports brake pads set into the brake callipers (aluminium alloy AP Racing two-piston at the front and Brembo single sliding piston at the rear), high grade silicone brake fluid and stainless steel braided hoses. The Lotus track tuned servo-assisted four-channel ABS system enhances braking performance and minimises stopping distance without taking over from the skill of the driver.

The suspension uses unequal length wishbones; Ohlins two-way adjustable dampers with coil over springs and Lotus Sport adjustable front anti-roll bar. A rear double shear track control arm brace is provided to cope with the expected kerb abuse during heavy track day driving, with unique steering arms and front upper wishbones to suit ultra-low ride height.

Lotus expects the car to hit 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, and 160km/h in 9.1 seconds. Top speed will be 255km/h.

The original Lotus 11 was a 1950s, front-engined Le Mans racer that used its exceptionally low weight and aerodynamic bodywork to achieve speeds from its small-capacity motors that humbled many more powerful cars.

Lotus launched the 2-Eleven at this month’s Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, and is aiming the car at the true track day enthusiast,

It takes Lotus founder, the legendary Colin Chapman’s philosophy of performance through light weight to what Lotus calls its most extreme level yet.

Weighing 670kg and with 252bhp/188kW from its supercharged and intercooled 1796cc engine, the 2-Eleven has a power-to-weight ratio similar to that of a 1960s Formula 1 car.

Lotus says it offers race car levels of performance coupled with the marque’s legendary handling to deliver “a truly outstanding track day car.”

Lotus boss Mike Kimberley says the 2-Eleven “takes our core brand values to the extreme. It’s the ultimate track day vehicle – not only phenomenally quick, but also very user-friendly.”

Lotus will start building 2-Elevens in April at its Hethel, England, factory. Each vehicle will wear a Lotus Sport build plate.

It will be available initially in Launch Edition specification only, which has a dynamic and unique three-way Lotus Sport colour scheme complete with decal pack.

The Launch Edition will be sold in markets outside Britain only as the track only version (a road-going model will be sold in Britain).

The track version has an enhanced aerodynamics package including high downforce single plane carbon fibre rear wing, high downforce front splitter, brake lights and rear indicators and FIA-approved driver’s race seat.

Its price in mainland Europe is 49,575 Euros, and prices for other markets will be announced shortly.


Engines and technical stuff
The 2-Eleven’s supercharged and intercooled 1796cc engine develops its 188kw)
at 8000rpm and delivers peak torque of 242Nm at 7000rpm.

The Roots-type Eaton M62 supercharger has a sealed-for-life internal mechanism meaning that it doesn’t use the engine’s oil. It’s driven from the crankshaft and has an integral bypass valve for part-load operation.

Four high capacity injectors and an uprated fuel pump add additional fuel under hard acceleration or high speed driving.

An Accusump (engine oil accumulator unit) is included in the whole package as an oil reservoir back-up for extreme track use ensuring that, under those conditions, the engine oil pressure remains constant.

Twin oil coolers complete the engine package.

A sports-type clutch plate and heavy duty clutch cover transfer the engine power and torque to the lightweight aluminium C64 six-speed gearbox.

It uses the same ratios as the Exige S. An open type differential is standard.

The Lotus switchable Traction Control System (LTCS) works through the engine, reducing power to maintain traction. It’s active above 8km/h and reacts much more quickly than many brake-based systems.

The 2-Eleven uses a unique high-sided variant of the Lotus Elise lightweight chassis structure featuring epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions with modified Exige S based running gear.
The comprehensive safety system has a glass fibre reinforced composite front crash structure allied to a high sill chassis for side impact protection. Additional chassis safety features include an FIA compliant six-point rollover structure with integral harness mounts and lightweight galvanized steel rear subframe incorporating a further crushable structure.

The composite bodywork weighs only 40kg, and all external panels are bolted on for ease of removal, maintenance and repair.

Front wheels are five-spoke 16-inch lightweight forged black alloys (rears are
17-inch). They’re fitted with Yokohama A048 R LTS tyres (front 195/50 R16, rear 225/45 R17).

The brake system includes 288mm cast iron cross drilled and ventilated discs, upgraded Pagid RS14 sports brake pads set into the brake callipers (aluminium alloy AP Racing two-piston at the front and Brembo single sliding piston at the rear), high grade silicone brake fluid and stainless steel braided hoses. The Lotus track tuned servo-assisted four-channel ABS system enhances braking performance and minimises stopping distance without taking over from the skill of the driver.

The suspension uses unequal length wishbones; Ohlins two-way adjustable dampers with coil over springs and Lotus Sport adjustable front anti-roll bar. A rear double shear track control arm brace is provided to cope with the expected kerb abuse during heavy track day driving, with unique steering arms and front upper wishbones to suit ultra-low ride height.

Lotus expects the car to hit 100km/h in 3.9 seconds, and 160km/h in 9.1 seconds. Top speed will be 255km/h.


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