Lotus has released some videos of their Lotus 3-Eleven at the Nürburgring and the videos give us a view from inside the car.
Lotus were testing the car at the Nürburgring as part of their development program and the car was driven by Marc Basseng.
With lightweight carbon composite bodywork as standard, the Lotus 3-Eleven has a dry weight of 890 kg and maximum power of 460 hp (Race version). This provides an enviable power-to-weight ratio of 517 hp per tonne, and the car is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds ahead of a maximum speed of 180 mph (290 km/h). The Road version with a dry weight of 925 kg and a maximum power of 410 hp reaches 60 mph in 3.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).
The videos also show how driver Marc Basseng had to deal with other cars also on the Nordschleife circuit during the evening public sessions. In what was its first turn of a wheel outside of Lotus’ Hethel HQ, Marc was one of three different drivers helping to develop the car – each one with individual areas of expertise and focusing on aerodynamics, engine calibration, chassis tuning and suspension geometry.
You can find out more details about the Lotus 3-Eleven over at Lotus at the link below.
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