Lotus 3-Eleven Dominates Hockenheimring Record
Lotus has always been a student of the “less is more” school when it comes to sports car design. Their cars generally weigh less and offer more performance from smaller engines than other cars on the market. Recently Germany’s Sport Auto went out in a lightweight 3-Eleven and destroyed the production car lap record around the Hockenheimring racetrack.
The $180,000 Lotus 3-Eleven turned in a lap time of 1.06:2 minutes, beating out the $845,000+ Porsche 918 Spyder that held the record before at 1.06:3 minutes. The Lotus was also much faster than the Porsche 911 GT3 RS that put in a time of 1.08:3 minutes.
The Lotus 3-eleven is a track only car with 460 hp boasting a top speed of 180 mph and a 0-60 mph time of 2.9 seconds. Lotus plans to build only 311 of the cars over the next two years. Check out the video above to watch the record setting run.