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The Lotus 3-Eleven 430 Is Crazy Fast But It Won’t Come To The USA

By   February 21, 2018

Lotus 3-Eleven 430

Lotus 3-Eleven 430

The last evolution of the Lotus 3-Eleven is an insane blend of high power and extremely low weight. To show just how focused the 3-Eleven 430 is, look at the lack of a windshield. This prevents anyone from thinking this is a road car.

As is usual with Lotus the car weighs about as much as a feather. They simply add lightness, which in this case means removing everything except for parts that are completely necessary. It is an uncompromising track ready machine.

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The Lotus 3-Eleven Taking On The Nurburgring – Daily Video

By   September 21, 2016

Lotus 3-Eleven

Lotus 3-Eleven

Today’s video features the very fast Lotus 3-Eleven driving at the famed Nurburgring. The lightweight performance machine is fast by anyone’s standards as this footage clearly shows. Watch as the purpose built car passes other high performance cars with ease, including a Porsche 911 GT3.

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Lotus 3-Eleven Takes Lap Record Away From The Porsche 918 Spyder At The Hockenheimring Circuit

By   March 11, 2016

Lotus 3-Eleven

Lotus 3-Eleven

We knew the featherweight Lotus 3-Eleven was fast, but with just 460 horsepower could it be faster than an extremely fast hybrid supercar? The answer is yes, yes it could.

The 3-Eleven managed a time of 1:06.02 which bested the previous production car record held by the 918 Spyder at 1:06.03. That would be the 887 horsepower 918. Which shows just how important the power to weight ratio is on the track. Impressively the 3-Eleven managed to beat the time on street tires and with weather that never reach above 46 degrees Fahrenheit on the fastest lap.

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The Lotus 3-Eleven Looks Great But We Won’t See It In The US

By   January 14, 2016

Lotus 3-Eleven

Lotus 3-Eleven

The Lotus 3-Eleven is the most powerful production car to wear a Lotus badge ever. It takes all that power and puts it in a 2,035 lb. (1,958 lb. in the racing version) package. Add this to the 410 horsepower (460 horsepower in the race version) and you get a car that is a rocket when pushed.

Don’t expect creature comforts like a windshield or roof. Those things are just overrated in the mind of Lotus enthusiasts. This is a car that looses just about every pound possible to accomplish its performance. It is true to the brand’s vision of adding lightness, but this time they added power as well.

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The 450 Horsepower Lotus 3-Eleven Tackles The Nurburgring In Just 7:06

By   October 14, 2015

Lotus 3-Eleven

Lotus 3-Eleven

The Lotus 3-Eleven is a 450 horsepower 1,980 pound rocket of a car. With that power to weight ratio, it is guaranteed to be very fast. To put this to a test the English sports car maker took their latest creation to the Nurburgring.

The legendary track no longer keeps official lap times, but that doesn’t stop manufactures from revealing the times that they are seeing. The 3-Eleven was at the track for two weeks and in that time the car was able to do a 7 minute 6 second lap time, but based on computer data Lotus Engineers believe that it could do even better.

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