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Lotus Targets Nurburgring Record With 2-Eleven Successor


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Lotus wants to have the fastest road car around the Nürburgring.

The British automaker’s new head, Jean-Marc Gales, made the claim recently during an interview with Top Gear, saying that a successor to the 2-Eleven is less than two years away sporting around 400 hp while weighing just under 2,000 lbs.

Based off the new Evora chassis, the original 2-Eleven was built from an Elise/Exige base weighing just 1,643 lbs and making 250 hp from a supercharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder.

The new 2-Eleven will also be the most expensive Lotus available, but Gales sounds confident that it’ll set a record at the ‘Ring.
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"Based off the new Evora chassis, the original 2-Eleven was built from an Elise/Exige base weighing just 1,643 lbs and making 250 hp from a supercharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder."

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I don't see how anything will top the Radical. Nothing Lotus has ever produced has been such an extreme interpretation of a "road car."

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I don't see how anything will top the Radical. Nothing Lotus has ever produced has been such an extreme interpretation of a "road car."
I dunno. Within the context of its era, the original 7 might have been considered an extreme interpretation of a 'road car.'

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"Based off the new Evora chassis, the original 2-Eleven was built from an Elise/Exige base weighing just 1,643 lbs and making 250 hp from a supercharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder."

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I thought the same thing myself--horrible.

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"Based off the new Evora chassis, the original 2-Eleven was built from an Elise/Exige base weighing just 1,643 lbs and making 250 hp from a supercharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder."

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+1. It's been bugging me for days now! How could the original 2-Eleven be based on the new Evora chassis?

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I don't see how anything will top the Radical. Nothing Lotus has ever produced has been such an extreme interpretation of a "road car."
radical isn't anything great - its a basic, cheap, sports racer. a real race car will always outperform any thing production car like os somewhat "comparable" type - there is no shortage of other race cars that make a radical look the pig...

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