The Lotus 3-Eleven is arguably one of the fastest vehicles roaming the Nurburgring, and the British specialty automaker has decided to share the joy in some new on-site footage.
Lotus is still developing the track-focused 3-Eleven and the latest playground is the infamous Nurburgring Nordschleife Green Hell, with the roadster even playing out in traffic as it weaves a path through the famous circuit’s open days. These new clips are actually not that new – as they were taken from 3-Eleven’s public testing a year ago, but they provide a good idea of the courage of the developers and testers as there were a large number of cars on the track at the time. Driver Marc Basseng cuts a path like a knife through butter, so we know it’s blazing fast.
The 3-Eleven will be offered by Lots in two forms, both packing a mid-mounted 3.5-liter supercharged V6. The Road trim weighs 2,039 pounds (925 kilograms) and has 410 horsepower and 302 pound-feet (410 Newton-meters) of torque, with an aero kit that delivers 331 pounds (150 kg) of downforce at 150 miles per hour (240 kilometers per hour). The high performance Track goes to 460 hp and dry weight falls to 1,962 pounds (890 kg).