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2007 Lotus 2-Eleven

2007 Lotus 2-Eleven
2007 Lotus 2-Eleven Specifications
Chassis
Brakes F/R:ABS, vented disc/disc
Tires F-R:195/50 R16 - 225/45 R17
Driveline:Rear Wheel Drive
Engine
Type:Supercharged Inline-4
Displacement cu in (cc):110 (1796)
Power bhp (kW) at RPM:252(185) / 8000
Torque lb-ft (Nm) at RPM:179(242) / 7000
Redline at RPM:8000
Exterior
Length Width Height in:n.a.
Weight lb (kg):1477 (670)
Performance
Acceleration 0-60 mph s:3.8
Top Speed mph (km/h):155 (250)
Fuel Economy EPA city/highway mpg (l/100 km):n.a.
Base Price: 2007 Lotus 2-Eleven - 39,995 (last update: 3/1/2007)

The Lotus 2-Eleven: For Track Day Driving

Lotus Sport, the race car performance arm of Lotus Cars Ltd, unveiled the new Lotus 2-Eleven. Launched 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.

Weighing in at just 1,477 lbs with 252 bhp on tap courtesy of its supercharged and intercooled 1796 cc engine, the Lotus 2-Eleven boasts a power to weight ratio similar to that of a 1960's Formula One car. Designed with the most serious of track day enthusiasts in mind, the Lotus 2-Eleven offers race car levels of performance coupled with legendary Lotus Ride and Handling to deliver a truly outstanding track day car.

Said Mike Kimberley, Chief Executive Officer for Group Lotus plc: "The Lotus 2-Eleven takes our core brand values to the extreme. It is 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."

The Lotus 2-Eleven is initially available in Launch Edition specification only, which boasts a dynamic and unique three-way Lotus Sport color scheme complete with decal pack. The Launch Edition is available in two versions - Road Going Version (UK Single Vehicle Approval) fitted with front and rear lights, exhaust catalyst, single plane rear wing and other items to achieve compliance with UK road legal requirements and Track Only Version with an enhanced aerodynamics package including high downforce single plane carbon fiber rear wing, high downforce front splitter, brake lights and rear indicators and FIA approved driver's race seat.

The Engine

The supercharged and intercooled 1796 cc engine in the Lotus 2-Eleven has a maximum power output of 252 bhp at 8000 rpm and a torque figure of approximately 179 lb-ft at 7000 rpm. This
significant amount of extra power and torque now available together with the VVTL-i variable cam system ensures that there is a smooth and linear surge of power from low engine speeds all the way to the maximum 8000 rpm. The Roots-type Eaton M62 supercharger (with a sealed-for-life internal mechanism meaning that it does not require the use of the engine's oil) is run from
the crankshaft and has an integral bypass valve for part load operation. Four high capacity injectors and an up rated fuel pump add additional fuel under hard acceleration or high speed driving.

An Accusump (engine oil accumulator unit) is included in the whole package as an oil reservoir back-up for extreme track use ensuring that, under those conditions, the engine oil pressure remains constant.

A sports-type clutch plate and heavy duty clutch cover transfer the engine power and torque to the lightweight aluminum C64 six-speed gearbox (with an aluminum casing) - with the same perfectly spaced ratios as the Exige S. An open type differential is fitted as standard. The Lotus switchable Traction Control System (LTCS) works through the engine, reducing power to maintain traction; it is active above 5 mph and reacts much more quickly than many brake-based systems.

Wheels & Tires

5-spoke lightweight forged black alloy wheels (front 7Jx16, rear 8J x 17) are shod with Lotus Sport specific Yokohama A048 R LTS tires (front 195/50 R16, rear 225/45 R17), designed to maximize grip and achieve the exacting ride and handling targets set by Lotus.

Suspension

Fully independent suspension utilizing unequal length wishbones; Ohlins 2-way adjustable dampers with coil over springs and Lotus Sport adjustable front anti-roll bar. A rear double shear track control arm brace is provided to cope with the expected kerb abuse during heavy track day driving, with unique steering arms and front upper wishbones to suit ultra-low ride height.
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