Lotus revealed the 2-Eleven at the 77th Annual Geneva International Motor Show. The model will only be available in Launch Edition specification. Also, the Lotus 2-Eleven is priced at EUR 49.575 in Europe. The recommended selling price will be EUR 39.995. in the United Kingdom, the car will cost EUR 1.100 more, including the delivery, pre-delivery inspection, first service, number plates, first registration fee, valet, 12 months road fund license, a fuel tank of fuel and SVA tests. The model is powered by a supercharged and intercooled 1796 cc engine that is able to deliver 255 PS. The carmaker will start production in April 2007 at the manufacturing facility at the Lotus headquarters in Norfolk, UK.
The 77th annual Geneva International Motor Show was impressed by the new sport car launched by Lotus Cars Ltd. The new Lotus 2-Eleven takes to the extreme the philosophy of "Perfomance Through Lightweight", brought to life by Colin Chapman. It weights only 670 kg (1,477lbs) with 255 PS (252 bhp / 188 kw) on tap courtesy of its supercharged and intercooled 1796 cc engine, being able to boast a power to weight ratio similar to that of a 1960's Formula One car.
Mike Kimberley, Chief Executive Officer for Group Lotus plc affirmed that the new Lotus sport car was their act of taking their core brand values to the extreme, it was not only very quick but also very easy for the user to manipulate and that in shortly it would satisfy every need of a clubman racer.
Lotus Crs ltd. Plans to start the production of the Lotus 2-Eleven in April 2007 at the award winning and world-class Lotus manufacturing facility at Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, Norfolk, UK. The 2-Eleven build will be completed in dedicated Lotus Sport workshops and each vehicle will be given a Lotus Sport build plate.
The Lotus 2-Eleven will be available in Launch Edition specification only, which boasts a dynamic and unique three-way Lotus Sport colour scheme complete with decal pack. Road Going Version (UK Single Vehicle Approval) fitted with front and rear lights, exhaust catalyst, single plane rear wing and other items and Track Only Version with an enhanced aerodynamics package including high downforce single plane carbon fibre rear wing, high downforce front splitter, brake lights and rear indicators are the two versions the new car will be available in.
The Lotus 2- Eleven is only available as a track-only option outside of the UK at 49,575 without local tax in mainland Europe. The prices for Japan, South Africa and other countries that are Lotus cars markets will be announced shortly.
The recommended selling price (incl UK VAT) of the Lotus 2-Eleven Launch Edition will be £39,995. In the UK, the SVA version (Single Vehicle Type Approval) which includes delivery, Pre Delivery Inspection, first service, number plates, first registration fee, valet, 12 months' Road Fund Licence, a full tank of fuel and SVA test costs an additional £1,100.
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