07 March 2007
07 March 2007
Lotus Sport, the race car performance arm of Lotus Cars Ltd, unveils the new Lotus 2-Eleven at the 77th annual Geneva International Motor Show.
The Lotus 2-Eleven is aimed at the true track day enthusiast, taking Colin Chapman's philosophy of 'Performance Through Lightweight' to its most extreme level yet.
Said Mike Kimberley, Chief Executive Officer for Group Lotus plc: ""The Lotus 2-Eleven takes our core brand values to the extreme. Itis the ultimate track day vehicle - not only phenomenally quick, but also very user-friendly. In short, the 2-Eleven delivers everything that the modern track day warrior and clubman racer demands, and more.""
Production of the Lotus 2-Eleven is scheduled to commence in April2007 at the award-winning and world-class Lotus manufacturing facility atLotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, UK. The 2-Eleven build will be completed in dedicated Lotus Sport workshops and each vehicle will be given a Lotus Sport build plate.
The Lotus 2-Eleven features all new ultra-lightweight (40 kg / 88 lbs) composite bodywork featuring core-mat technology. All external panels are bolted on for ease of removal, maintenance and repair.
Lotus Sport is the race car performance arm of Lotus Cars Ltd and is located at the Norfolk Headquarters next to the famous Hethel test track. The department designs and builds extreme performance road cars, track and race cars as well as offering a performance parts service and bespoke driver training packages.
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