Review Lotus 2-Eleven 2008
And the lack of the latter makes for a truly formidable amount of the former. With a power-to-weight ratio of 3.9kg per kilowatt and superior performance over supercars with price tags to make Lotus’s $ 127,500 seem modest.
With a speed of 3.9 seconds from stand to 100km / h and 8.9 seconds to 160km / h, it will be faster than all of them here at Oran Park.
Tearing down straight last week, even this most expected track pilot felt what it easily exceeded that speed. The bare numbers tell the story but can’t begin to convey the feeling of experiencing them in the topper opening this window. Agile, agile and completely, completely, relevant; 2-Eleven is all you love about Lotus, more than that.
It takes a caliber of our host, Dean Evans, to demonstrate the vehicle’s dynamic potential.
However, even for a comparative newcomer, one who previously disliked Oran in its complete openness, the Lotus is a completely fun, perfectly accessible and exhilarating toy.
Even an impromptu rotation, the result of stoutness and leg pain, only served to emphasize the overall tolerance of 2-Eleven about the driver’s stupidity.
Addressing something approaching the roads correctly, the variable traction control is set for pampering, we’re in the third box of the six-speed gearbox all the way, using mobility. of 1.8 super loaded.
Wednesday is only turned on when the rev warning light blinks, tacho reaches 8000 rpm and 180km / h.
If you’ve never sampled Lotus, you just need to drive. Most manufacturers consider turning a wheel a difficult job and to reduce effort, they will always reduce the feeling.
The steering of 2-Eleven is exploding with a feeling. Unimpeded by aid, it was an unbelievably sharp and almost directly sword but a complete joy.
If only you could drive it to the store. Sorry, but you’ll have to keep an Europa by your side, because the 2-Eleven was deleted just for tracking use (and a full-face helmet is an absolutely necessary accessory). 2-Eleven, first seen by most at the Australian International Motor Show, is the fastest production car in the brand’s rich history.
With only 100 units made annually, turning heads are guaranteed on track days. Based on the modified Exige S running unit, the 2-Eleven runs a DOHC 16-cylinder turbocharged 4-cylinder engine and is cooled by a four-valve engine with variable timing and lift valves.
Tuned to develop 188kW at 8000 rpm, 16% stronger than the legitimate Exige S on the street – and 20% lighter. It’s also easier to control, with a torque boost of 242Nm, so the urge becomes hot and strong and linear. The launch and traction control are operated via the same system, which previously provided different levels of explosion, the latter being an 18-level electronic intervention from dictatorship to do and be cursed. to curse.
We said it before (and the short odds we will say it again) are nothing like Lotus.