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New Entry Level 2-Eleven Introduced at Geneva!

"04 March 2008 NEWS RELEASE

N E W S R E L E A S E
Lotus “Entry Level” 2-Eleven

Choosing your track day performance car has just become a lot more exciting with the introduction of the entry level 2-Eleven and extensive range of Lotus Sport performance options.

£27,995 MSRP inc VAT in UK
€34,695 excluding tax, duties & delivery charges
CHF 55,955 excluding tax, duties & delivery charges


The latest Lotus 2-Eleven, bristling with Lotus Sport options and wearing a dramatic carbon fibre body was exhibited at the 78 th annual Geneva International Motor show. This car has been specified with, amongst other options, the 255 PS (252 bhp, 188 kw) power upgrade, carbon fibre tonneau cover, four piston front brakes, “Aero Pack” and “Sport Pack” as an example of how the new range of Lotus Sport options can be configured.

Mike Kimberley, CEO of Group Lotus plc commented: “The 2-Eleven has been exceptionally well received worldwide, which has provided Lotus with a significant challenge to keep pace with demand.” He went on to add “It is very encouraging to see that the 2-Eleven is asserting itself as class leader in the track day enthusiast sector and to hear all the incredibly positive feedback from people enjoying the 2-Eleven’s fantastic performance”.

The 2-Eleven made its global debut at the 77 th annual Geneva International Motor show in 2007 available in launch specification with the supercharged 255 PS (252 bhp, 188 kw) engine, in either UK Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) or Track Only guise for the introductory price of £39,995/ € 49,573.

After suggestions from Lotus racers and owners, the 2-Eleven will now be available as an entry level car with a number of option packs to tailor to owners’ individual requirements. As well as a number of performance option packs such as the Track Day pack and UK road SVA pack, there are a range of stand alone options that now include two different Limited Slip Differentials, an FIA approved 70 litre bag fuel tank and a removable competition steering wheel.

Roger Becker, Vehicle Engineering Director explained, “It is an imperative that all Lotus cars have to be fun to drive and the 2-Eleven epitomises this DNA rule with its blistering performance. It provides serious quantities of fun, either whizzing down country roads in SVA trim or on track pushing to the limits of grip”. He continued, “the suspension of the 2-Eleven has been extensively tuned by our Dynamics Engineers to provide optimum handling for track driving, giving an involving set-up that rewards drivers with exceptional balance and control at the limit”.

Lotus is a company committed to continual improvement and one facet of this dedication is pushing the boundaries of performance through light weight. The entry level car, which at 720 kg (1600 lbs) epitomises the Lotus “performance through lightweight” mantra, is powered by the naturally aspirated, high revving 190 PS (189 hp, 141 kw) engine from the Elise R. This 2Eleven even in its most basic specification shows a remarkable turn of pace with the sprint to 60 mph taking just 4.3 seconds and achieving a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h).

With the introduction of the naturally aspirated model and upgrade options, there are now many permutations that 2-Eleven can be ordered in, giving an incredible opportunity to create individual customer bespoke cars – in theory no two cars need be the same! The full Lotus paint palette including Lifestyle colours, Metallic colours and Premium colours is available to further customise the 2-Eleven (a full list of 2008 options is attached along with a UK and EU price list). The Launch colour scheme along with the Red Scorpion, Orange Bobcat, Yellow Hornet and Green Dragon schemes are all available as a cost option.

The 255 PS supercharged engine as featured on the Launch Edition is retained as an option, which lowers the zero to 60 mph time to a staggering 3.8 seconds with 0-100 km/h in 4.0 seconds. The addition of the supercharger increases torque to 242 Nm (179 lb.ft), offering greater flexibility for sensational in gear acceleration and an increase in top speed to 150 mph (241 km/h).

The entry level and launch edition are available with the incredibly popular UK SVA option pack, making it possible for owners to drive to a circuit, race around all day and drive home in the evening without the hassle and expense of a trailer. This option is definitely worth ticking. It is also now possible to get these 2-Elevens road registered in a number of markets around the world using the relevant territory specific registration approval process.

The light weight of the 2-Eleven translates into lightning turn-in and intoxicating performance, providing a very addictive tonic. In entry level specification with the order box for the carbon fibre body ticked, the 2-Eleven comes in at a featherweight kerb mass of 700 kg (1540 lbs), which equates to a dry weight of just 648 kg (1430 lbs).

The addition of the Aero Pack gives the ability to change the high speed balance of the car through adjustment of the rear wing angle: with the wing set at maximum attack over 10 % of the vehicle’s weight is generated in downforce at 100 mph (160 kph). The Aero Pack consists of a race proven adjustable carbon fibre rear wing and to provide front to rear aerodynamic balance, a lengthened composite front splitter is incorporated. Even in SVA trim with the road legal aerodynamic aids the 2-Eleven produces 60 kg (132 lbs) of downforce at 100 mph (160 km/h)

As with all Lotus cars the 2-Eleven steering communicates every nuance of the road, with the race car derived double wishbone suspension and road legal semi-slick Lotus specific compound Yokohama AO48 tyres. With the inclusion of the Sport Pack, Ohlins 2-way adjustable dampers are fitted allowing the suspension to be tuned in harmony with the aero pack. This gives the option to dial in customer preferred handling characteristics to slice those final tenths off the perfect lap. "
 

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Performance Stats
255 Super Charged 190 NA
Time (secs) Time (secs) 0-60mph 3.8 4.3
0-100kph 4.0 4.5
0-100mph 8.9 11.1
qtr mile 12.2 13.1
80-120kph 4th 3.6 4.9
80-120kph 5th 5.3 6.7
30-50mph 4th 3.0 3.7
40-60mph 4th 3.2 3.7
50-70mph 5th 4.2 5.6
V Max (mph) 150 140
V Max (kph) 241 225

CO2 emissions: 216 g/km Combined Fuel Consumption: 30.4mpg (9.3/100km)
 

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Entry Level Car: £27,995 (MSRP inc VAT) / €34,695* / CHF 55,955* 2-Eleven High Side chassis Standard Galvanised Subframe ABS Switchable Traction Control Lotus Sport Drivers Seat (cloth trim) Standard adjustable drivers seat runners 4 point “E” marked drivers harness Column Mounted Ignition and Steering Lock Standard Elise IP with trip meter reset button 12volt Power Socket Battery Master Switch with Plastic Key Starter Button Single Central Mirror Normally aspirated 190 PS 2ZZGE engine Non-Catalytic Exhaust Downpipe Double Pass Expansion Silencer 2-Eleven Specific ECU Oil/Water Intercooler Accusump FIA / SVA compliant fuel filler Double shear toe link brace Non – Adjustable Bilstein Dampers 100/110 ride height Adjustable Front Anti-Roll Bar Y type 8 spoke Cast Wheels – Hi Power Silver or Black, body Colour Dependant Yokohama LTS A048 tyres FIA compliant Rear Roll Hoop Padding on forward legs of Roll Hoop Full Grille set Single Plane SVA compliant GRP rear Wing Standard Length Front Splitter Lotus Sport Build Plate “Lotus Sport” External Decals “Lotus” and “2-Eleven” Decals “Union Flag” Decal Paint from Standard Lotus Range
Lotus Sport Option Packs

255 PS Supercharger Pack: £4,495 (MSRP inc VAT) / €5,575* / CHF 8,985* Supercharger kit including
manifolds
Uprated Fuel Pump
Rear Mounted Air/Air
intercooler with ducted entry
Motorsport Clutch
Peak Torque Limiting Valve in clutch line
Twin Air/Oil Coolers
Supercharged 2-Eleven ECU
“Supercharged” Decal

Sport Pack: £3,495 (MSRP inc VAT) / €4,335 * / CHF 6,985*:
7 Twin Spoke Ultra Lightweight Forged Alloy Wheels – High Power Silver or Black Ohlins 2 way adjustable dampers
RS 14 brake pads
Braided Stainless Steel
Brake Hoses
LSC – Adjustable Traction control

Aero Pack (Track Use Only): £1,995 (MSRP inc VAT) / €2,475* / CHF 3,985* Adjustable Carbon Fibre single element rear wing
Aluminium Wing End Plates
Extended front splitter

Track Day Pack: £1,495 (MSRP inc VAT) / €1,855* / CHF 2,985* (Not compatible with SVA Pack or Track Day pack with Lights):
Rear DI’s,
Fog Lights,
Reverse Lights
Brake Lights
Rear Lighting Harness
Indicator Stalk
Fog light switch
Side Mirrors
Hand Held Fire Extinguisher
Front and Rear Tow Eyes

Track Day Pack with Lights pack, £2,495 (MSRP inc VAT) / €3,095* / CHF 4,985* (Not compatible with SVA Pack or Track Day Pack)
Headlamp units
Front DI units
Mounting panel for headlamps
Side Repeaters
Rear DI’s,
Fog Lights,
Reverse Lights
Brake Lights
Lighting Harness
Lighting Switch panel
Indicator/Dip Stalk
Horn
Side Mirrors
Hand Held Fire Extinguisher
Front and Rear Tow Eyes

UK SVA Pack: £ 3,495 (MSRP inc VAT) / €4,335* – CHF 6,985* (Not compatible with Track Day Pack or Track Day Pack with Lights)
Front and Rear Number plate bracket and lights
Headlamp units
Front DI units
Mounting panel for headlamps
Side Repeaters
Rear DI’s,
Fog Lights,
Reverse Lights
Brake Lights
Lighting Harness
Lighting Switch panel
Indicator/Dip Stalk
Horn
Exhaust Downpipe with Catalyst
Side Mirrors
Radius trim Red Anodised Aluminium Battery Master Switch Knob Stand Alone

Options UK:
All prices are MSRP inc VAT
Lotus Sport Passenger Seat cloth trim,
Fixed Mounts & 4 Point E Marked Harness £750

FIA approved Drivers Race seat with Bolt-in mounts & 6 point Race harness £750

“Launch Edition” Leather Seat Trim (Sport Seats Only) per seat £350

“Launch Edition” Paint and Graphic Decal Set £2,495

Painted Brake Calipers £495

Forged 5 Spoke (7x16 & 8x17) Black or Hi Power Silver (Sport Pack Only) £500

Twin Air/Oil Coolers (190 NA engine only) £995

Torsen Limited Slip Differential £995

Plate Type Limited Slip Differential £1,695

Removable Steering Wheel and Boss £395

Stage 1 Sport Silencer £285

Cockpit Shower Cover £180

Polished Intercooler Pipes £195

Front and Rear Tow Eyes £250

Hand Held Fire Extinguisher £65

Electrically Fired Plumbed in Fire Extinguisher £1,495

70 litre FIA FT3 bag fuel tank £2,495

FIA Rollover Structure Certificate and Decal £95

Fitted Dust Cover (SVA Rear Wing Version) £295

Fitted Dust Cover (Race Rear Wing Version) £295

Fabric Tonneau Cover (Due May 2008) £495

Carbon Fibre Body Panels (price dependant on specification and finish) £POA

Rigid Tonneau and Screen (GRP) £1,250

Carbon Fibre Rigid Tonneau (price dependant on specification and finish) £POA

Four Piston front calipers and 2 piece front discs £1,495

Anderson Plug External Connector and Cables £250


Stand Alone Options EU: All prices are excluding Tax

Lotus Sport Passenger Seat cloth trim, Fixed Mounts & 4 Point E Marked Harness €930

FIA approved Drivers Race seat with Bolt-in mounts & 6 point Race harness €930

“Launch Edition” Leather Seat Trim (Sport Seats Only) per seat €435

“Launch Edition” Paint and Graphic Decal Set €3,095

Painted Brake Calipers €615
Forged 5 Spoke (7x16 & 8x17) Black or Hi Power Silver (Sport Pack Only) €620

Twin Air/Oil Coolers (190 NA engine only) €1,235

Torsen Limited Slip Differential €1,235

Plate Type Limited Slip Differential €2,100

Removable Steering Wheel and Boss €490

Stage 1 Sport Silencer €355

Cockpit Shower Cover €225

Polished Intercooler Pipes €245

Front and Rear Tow Eyes €310

Hand Held Fire Extinguisher €80

Electrically Fired Plumbed in Fire Extinguisher €1,855

70 litre FIA FT3 bag fuel tank €3,095

FIA Rollover Structure Certificate and Decal €120

Fitted Dust Cover (SVA Rear Wing Version) €365

Fitted Dust Cover (Race Rear Wing Version) €365

Fabric Tonneau Cover (Due May 2008) €615

Carbon Fibre Body Panels (price dependant on specification and finish) €POA

Rigid Tonneau and Screen (GRP) €1,545

Carbon Fibre Rigid Tonneau (price dependant on specification and finish) €POA

Four Piston front calipers and 2 piece front discs €1,855

Anderson Plug External Connector and Cables €310

2-Eleven specific Accessories available from your Lotus Dealer: High Windscreen (25mm taller than standard) £345

Side Mirrors £150
 

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Soooooooooooooo...

"Hey we figured some of you might want a watered down 2-11 for a lower price. So we came up with this. We took a bunch of stuff off, discounting all that stuff by about 1/3 of the cost so we make more profit if you buy it this way, and pricing that stuff as options with another helping of markup so that if you spec out the cheap model in such a way as to equal the original version of the car we end up making a lot more profit that way too."

Does that pretty much sum it up?

xtn

PS - What happened to the prototype's simple Artic Silver paint with the Graphite Gray logo painted large on the side of the car as the only graphic? I loved that. All this swooshy, zig-zaggy, multi-colored stuff is just too much.
 

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PS - What happened to the prototype's simple Artic Silver paint with the Graphite Gray logo painted large on the side of the car as the only graphic? I loved that. All this swooshy, zig-zaggy, multi-colored stuff is just too much.
It was not Arctic Silver, it was a matte silver:shift:
 

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There was always a plan to introduce the lower end of the scale 2-Eleven. But (as is normal), the early adopters wanted (and were willing to pay for) all the extras.
 

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Soooooooooooooo...

"Hey we figured some of you might want a watered down 2-11 for a lower price. So we came up with this. We took a bunch of stuff off, discounting all that stuff by about 1/3 of the cost so we make more profit if you buy it this way, and pricing that stuff as options with another helping of markup so that if you spec out the cheap model in such a way as to equal the original version of the car we end up making a lot more profit that way too."

Does that pretty much sum it up?

xtn

PS - What happened to the prototype's simple Artic Silver paint with the Graphite Gray logo painted large on the side of the car as the only graphic? I loved that. All this swooshy, zig-zaggy, multi-colored stuff is just too much.
True, but it allows folks who are going to slap their own stuff on the car to do so without paying for a fully equipped car.
 

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KTM Xbow have a problem....plus they dont have cars yet...
Problem ain't the word for it, you should see what they plan to do to the stateside cars. We pulled our 2 car orders after our meeting in Amherst, Oh. (KTMUSA) -Nov. 2007- when they informed us of how the cars will be delivered to Usa. customers. We know 2 others families we had been in contact with that did the same after their meetings as well. Hope KTM(Aust.) changes their minds but they let us walk out without a care so I doubt it. Stateside will get less car (both in options and in power) then Europe does and will pay more for it. Add that too several other questionable issues with the total program, the poor general attitude toward the Us. market/invested customers and we were done. Leaning toward the updated Radical SR8's (the 2008 bodywork is tasty and 400 hp. should do the job just fine). We wish more than anything that Lotus would just start giving their cars real power (above 300), then we wouldnt have to go outside the mark.
 

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wait i thought the type 2-eleven was available in the states?
 

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OMG.................that model is sitting on its clam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:crazyeyes:eek::no:
I wouldn't let anyone sit on mind in hk!!!!!!!:thwack:
Pat, can I change my SVA 2-11 into that style??? (not in carbon, no thx)
will need that shower cover, mirrior & tall screen though.............a bloody bird hit my forehead while I was driving it down the street in hk...............can u believe it....................I only wore my oakley..............:wallbang:
BTW, whats a anderson plug?????
 

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wait i thought the type 2-eleven was available in the states?

Available, but only as track cars. Cannot be made street legal here.
 
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