Lotus 3Eleven Tests At Ring, 7:0 0 Lap In Sight: Video, Gallery 1 MotorAuthority
The all new Lotus 3 Eleven which was revealed at the 2015 Goodwood …
Jean-Marc Gales continued, “This new car is a giant slayer, capable of embarrassing far more expensive rivals. This is a perfect demonstration of the faster and lighter concept, something which will be crucial to all Lotus cars in the future.” The Lotus 3-Eleven’s suspension features lightweight, double-wishbones front and rear, adjustable front anti-roll bar and Eibach springs with Öhlins adjustable dampers. A close-ratio six-speed manual gearbox with a Torsen-type limited slip differential, featuring a performance clutch assembly and oil cooler, come as standard on the Road version. This new process is a first for a production car, and an example of Lotus’ focus on utilising pioneering new technology and lightweight materials in its vehicles. Undeniably a track car, the 3-Eleven’s aggressive stance leaves no doubt of its intentions. The new rear diffuser and under-tray, which has been developed to ensure minimum drag, complements an exhaust system designed specifically to minimize back pressure and enhance engine performance.
Fitted with the standard aeroscreen and the optional passenger seat, a passenger can be easily accommodated in the two seater.
Inside is where the A4 scores over its rivals. So far, Bentley has only released grainy pictures of the Bentayga in cold-weather testing.
The 7 Series has always lived in the shadow of Mercedes’ more popular S-class limousine.
The latest 7 Series is packed with technology. It’s fair to say that the outgoing X1 wasn’t BMW’s finest hour. Most X1s are four-wheel drive.
The Crossback takes on the Nissan Qashqai with a choice of 130hp petrol or 120hp diesel engines. The Spider has a retractable hard-top roof, yet its chassis is just as rigid as the 488 GTB coupe – a remarkable achievement. Edge buyers can choose from 180hp or 210hp 2. 0-litre diesel engines – both with four-wheel drive.
Overall dimensions are similar, but the wheelbase is longer. Again, we don’t have images of the forthcoming Huracan Spider yet. The MINI Clubman is back, this time as a more conventional small estate car. The Clubman no longer has a small ‘Clubdoor’ at the side.
We’ve just driven Mercedes’ new medium-sized SUV and came away impressed.
The GLC is offered with a choice of two diesel engines in the UK. First seen as a concept car at Frankfurt, a production version of the 308 R Hybrid now looks certain. This 500hp plug-in hybrid 308 hits 62mph in 4. 0 seconds and emits just 70g/km CO2. The big news for the latest 911, spied here testing at the Nurburgring, is under the skin. Frankfurt 2015 will be a relatively quiet show for Volkswagen. The concept Tiguan will offer big clues to how the new car will look. Frankfurt Motor Show 2015 – Live.
The awesome sound comes from, believe it or not, a 3. 5-liter V-6 sourced from Toyota. Lotus says the 3-Eleven will hit 60 mph in less than 3. 0 seconds and max out somewhere around 180 mph. Unfortunately, this is all moot for American readers as Lotus isn’t selling the 3-Eleven here.
Wow, that thing is sexy.
You’re in luck (if you have plenty of cash, of course). And, best of all, they’re all road-legal – in most countries, anyway. They may be street-legal, but these little track monsters generally favour function over form, and are thus nothing short of uncompromising to drive.
Digital industry jobs for the anti 9 to 5. So, you enjoy blasting around a racing circuit, but don’t see the appeal of buying a track-only car?
Just don’t expect anything in the way of creature comforts. Yes, it’s all about noise, acceleration, and handling.
So, we decided to take a look at six of the best low-production examples around.
The standard Atom tips the scales at just 520kg, while the fully adjustable suspension setup can be tweaked with little more than a spanner. Weight is a claimed 580kg, with distribution sitting at a pretty much ideal 48 percent to 52 percent, front to rear. The magical three-figure mark is reach in just 2. 8 seconds, while top speed is a claimed 250km/h. The retro-styled Caterham Seven 620 R uses a six-speed sequential ‘box and weighs in at just 545kg.
KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG is, of course, best known for its range of bikes. A six-speed manual transmission comes standard, with the sprint to 100km/h dispatched in 3. 9 seconds – somewhat slower than its rivals on this list. That’s likely due to the weight, which comes in a somewhat porkier 790kg.
Top speed, meanwhile, is a claimed 245km/h. The bonded aluminium monocoque and lightweight body tip the scales at around 725kg (or about 30kg less with the optional carbon-fibre box ticked), with some 63 percent handily set over the rear. Since majoring in English and Communications far too many moons ago, Ryan has spent all of his time in online media, writing about everything from sport to politics (and other forms of crime). Motorburn explores the automotive industry with a tech-savvy perspective.
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