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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-18-2016, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Germany's Sport Auto magazine routinely takes world-beating supercars around the short circuit at the Hockenheimring: Porsches, Ferraris, Lamborghinis... the works. But the top of the leaderboard has now been claimed by something altogether smaller and less powerful in the form of the new Lotus 3-Eleven.

The most extreme expression of the Elise/Exige platform to date, the 3-Eleven is a track-focused machine of the highest caliber. At its heart sits a relatively humble 3.5-liter supercharged V6, tuned to produce 460 horsepower. But with composite body panels and a low curb weight, it rockets to 60 in under 3.0 seconds flat, and more poignantly laps the company's own test track ten seconds ahead of the Evora 400.

Now it's clocked a lap around Hockenheim sometimes host of the German Grand Prix in just 1:06.2, just edging out the previous record held by a Porsche 918 Spyder. It also bests the Gumpert Apollo, and the similarly track-focused Radical SR3 SL... not to mention everything else Sport Auto has ever taken to the track. What's even more impressive is that the magazine's road test editor Christian Gebhardt completed the lap on stock rubber and on a cold track that didn't get any warmer than 46 degrees Fahrenheit. Just imagine what it'd do on even semi-slicks and a warm track surface.

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That is impressive ... on road tyres and cold track ... I didn't think it would be that quick !!
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wow, that's awesome.

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That is amazing!!!
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Getting into Radical territory, but probably a very reliable track weapon.

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That is impressive ... on road tyres and cold track ... I didn't think it would be that quick !!

Barry I have a feeling both of yours will still be faster

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crazy it beat apollo and radical
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