Lotus is sending off their 3-Eleven model in a proper way, with their quickest street-legal sports car yet: the 3-Eleven 430. Lotus notes that the new 3-Eleven 430 "raises the bar beyond the reach of aspiring rivals." That's quite a statement, but a quick look at the specs and performance of the new model speak louder than a quote I pulled form the press release. The new model has its supercharged 3.5-liter V6 upgraded to 430 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. What's that power and a light weight of 2,028 lbs get you? Let's list it out.
Those aren't bad figures and I'm 99 percent sure this car would be an absolute treat to drive around a track. Lightweight, fast acceleration, and an open-top experience? Yeah, this would be dessert with a cherry on top. Only 20 examples of the Lotus 3-Eleven 430 will be produced. Its price starts at £102,000 (~ $140,000 USD).
- 0-62 mph in 3.1 seconds
- Top Speed of 180 mph
- Hethel Circuit lap time of 1'24" (0.8 seconds quicker than the Exige Cup 430)