New details are starting to emerge about the Lotus 3-Eleven scheduled to come out in 2016.

New details are starting to emerge about the Lotus 3-Eleven scheduled to come out in 2016.

Lotus has been working for quite some time on a successor for the 2-Eleven and apparently the model will be available as standard as a track-only vehicle, but for more money clients will be able to order a road-legal version. The track car is believed to cost somewhere in the region of £70,000 ($109,000 / €97,500) and should be able to lap the Nürburgring in a little over 7 minutes.

Weight shouldn't surpass the 800 kg (1,763 lbs) mark in the track version which is getting an aerodynamic body, built-in roll cage, an abbreviated windscreen while on the inside there will be simple controls and composite seats. It will use an adaptation of the suspension and extruded aluminum monocoque chassis sourced from the Exige S.

In terms of power, the two-seater Lotus 3-Eleven is set to use the same Toyota-sourced 3.5-liter V6 engine that will reportedly be upgraded to 420 PS (308 kW) which should be enough for a 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in less than three seconds and a top speed in excess of 180 mph (290 km/h).

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