Lotus 3-Eleven shown at Goodwood image

Lotus has put a stop to its teasing game with the 3-Eleven as the model in question has been officially unveiled recently during the 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The newest addition to the Lotus lineup is called the 3-Eleven and this has been shown recently. The model in question will be offered in two versions, the road-going and the track-only one and both of them have the same aluminum monocoque hub chassis, with the FIA compliant additional bars for the race-spec and the roll cage for the road model. The bodies of the vehicles have been made using a composite material, in a premiere for the car industry, which is 40 percent lighter than fiber glass.

The model is riding on 18-inch front alloy wheels, with 225/40 tires, and 19-inch wheels, covered in 275/35 tires. The AP Racing four-pot brake calipers and the Lotus tuned Bosch ABS are found “hidden” by the wheels. The new Lotus 3-Eleven is said to be the most expensive and the quickest car the company has ever created and under its hood we can find a 3.5 liter V6 supercharged Toyota-derived engine, taken from the Evora 400, rated at 450 HP (336 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 450 Nm (332 lb-ft) of torque, available at 3,500 rpm. Power is sent to the wheels through a 6-speed manual transmission and a Torsen limited slip differential. The track only model has a 6-speed sequential transmission. Only 311 units of the car will be produced and assembly will kick off in February, 2016. Prices will begin from 82,000 GBP for the road-going model and from 115,200 GBP for the race-spec.