Présenté au salon de Genève 2007,

lotus nous dévoile une nouvelle barquette light de 745 kg, partageant son chassis avec la lotus elise, et reprenant le toyota 1800cc a compresseur de l’exige S mais cette fois poussé à 255 cv à 8000 tr/mn.

Ce mélange détonnant la propulse

sur le 0 à 100 km/h en 3,9 sec.

cette version est réservé a la piste..... toute fois il sera possible de la faire homologuer en Angleterre (voir en France) a titre isolé.

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Model 2-Eleven


The car can be specified in either:

UK Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) Pack including all front and rear lights, catalyst, single-plane rear wing and other items to achieve compliance with UK road legal requirements

OR Track Pack including high downforce single plane carbon fibre rear wing, high downforce front splitter, brake lights and rear indicators, FIA approved driver’s race seat



2ZZ-GE engine, Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) and aluminium, light weight and compact construction.

Chain driven Double Over-Head Camshafts (DOHC) exploiting a Variable Valve Timing & Lift - intelligent (VVTL-i) system.

Lotus T4e engine management system, multi-point sequential fuel injection, electronic ignition and electronic throttle control.

Lotus Sport developed supercharger installation with unique rear mounted air to air intercooler


Three-way catalytic converter (UK SVA Pack only)

Full on-board Diagnostics (OBD).


C64 manual transaxle, aluminium light weight construction.

6-speed, close ratio, constant mesh helical gears

Uprated clutch plate and cover


Unique high-sided variant of the Lotus Elise light weight structure of epoxy bonded aluminium alloy extrusions. Glass fibre composite front crushable structure, 6-point FIA compliant rollover structure with integral harness mounts and light weight galvanised steel rear sub frame


Solidly mounted mechanical rack and pinion steering box.

2.8 turns lock-to-lock


Fully independent suspension utilising unequal length wishbones.

Ohlins 2-way adjustable dampers with coil over springs

Lotus Sport adjustable front anti-roll bar

Rear double shear track control arm brace

Unique steering arms and front upper wishbones to suit ultra-low ride height


Black Lotus Sport light weight forged 5-spoke wheels.

Front: 7J x 16 & Rear: 8J x 17


Yokohama Advan A048 LTS

F: 195/50 R16 & R: 225/45 R17


288 mm cross-drilled and ventilated discs.

Aluminium alloy AP Racing 2-piston front calipers and Brembo single sliding piston at the rear.

Pagid RS14 sports brake pads. High-grade silicone brake fluid

Stainless steel braided brake hoses.

Servo assistance and track tuned ABS

Performance Data

Fuel tank capacity

9.6 galUK ( 43.5 l )

Gear ratios I / II / III

3.116 :1 / 2.050 :1 / 1.481 :1

IV / V / VI

1.166 :1 / 0.916 :1 / 0.815 :1

R / Final drive

3.250 :1 / 4.529 :1

Max Power

255 PS (252 bhp/188 kW) @ 8000 rpm

Max Torque

242 Nm (179 lb/ft) @ 7000 rpm

Power to weight ratio

380 bhp/tonne

0-60 mph

3.8 secs

0-100 km/h

4.0 secs

0-100 mph ( 0-160 km/h )

8.9 secs

Maximum speed

150 mph (241 km/h)

Vehicle mass - unladen

670 kg (1477 lbs) - UK SVA Pack

666 kg est (1468 lbs) - Track Pack

Weight distribution

38% Front / 62% Rear



2300 mm


F: 1457 mm & R: 1607 mm

Overall length

3822 mm (UK SVA Pack)

Overall length

3872 mm (Track Pack)

Overall width (door mirrors excluded)

1709 mm

Overall width (door mirrors included)

1735 mm

Overall height - mid-laden

1112 mm


847 mm (UK SVA Pack)


897 mm (Track Pack)

Ground cleareance - mid-laden

100 mm Front / 110 mm Rear

Luggage capacity


Powertrain Specification

Engine installation

Transverse, mid-mounted

Cylinder configuration

In-line 4


1796 cm3

Bore / Stroke

82.0 mm / 85.0 mm

Valve arrangement

4 per cylinder

Compression ratio

11.5 :1

Twin oil coolers

Standard on Launch Edition

Engine oil accumulator unit

Standard on Launch Edition

Lotus Sport limited slip differential (LSD) - plate type


Torque-sensing Limited Slip Differential (LSD)


Lotus Traction Control System (TCS)

Standard on Launch Edition

Vehicle Specification

Air conditioning


Light weight dry cell battery

Standard on Launch Edition

Tool kit

Standard on Launch Edition

4-point driver and passenger harnesses


6-point driver harness with 4-point passenger harness

Track Pack

FIA compliant Lotus Sport Recaro race seat

Track Pack

6-point FIA compliant rollover structure with integral harness mounts

Standard on Launch Edition

Hand held fire extinguisher

Standard on Launch Edition



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