Lotus is set to create their very first motorcycle: the C-01.
The bike will be a joint project of Kodewa, car designer Daniel Simon and the Holzer Group. It will be a hyper bike with a racing soul, being comprised of materials like carbon, titanium and aerospace quality steel, all of which are found in Formula 1. Lotus says that the bike itself will have a 200hp engine powering their two-wheel milestone.
Here is a bit of insight on the designers of the C-01:
– Built Lotus T128 LMP
– Runs the Lotus LMP2 program in the FIA World Endurance Championship
– Former designer for Bugatti
– Designed the ‘Lightcycle’ from ‘Tron: Legacy’
“With the Lotus C-01, we have only one ambition: to create a unique state-of-the-art machine that carries its brutal forces with elegance and style, a high-tech monster in a tailored suit. The C-01, with all its top notch components and materials, is first and foremost emotional, heartbreaking, at times playfully retro, and always clearly a Lotus. Lotus is a glamorous name with a rich history, and the C-01 celebrates it proudly: the shapes of the marvelous Lotus 49 were a main inspiration, and all color schemes pay homage to iconic Lotus racing liveries, such as the dashing black and gold. The intersection of past and future never fails to fascinate, and so does the unique idea of the C-01.” – Daniel Simon
The Holzer Group will be responsible for providing the titanium, carbon fiber and aerospace steel.