Lotus has released the first teaser images of what is believed to be the new 3-Eleven.

Lotus has released the first teaser images of what is believed to be the new 3-Eleven.

Set to debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, the 3-Eleven will be a high-performance sports car that follows in the footsteps of the 2-Eleven.

Lotus is keeping details under wraps but the model will be loosely based on the Exige S and feature a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 engine that develops 420 bhp (313 kW).  Considering the car will be relatively lightweight - with estimates ranging from under 800 kg (1763 lbs) to 890 kg (1962 lbs) - the 3-Eleven could lap the Nürburgring in approximately 7:09.

The 3-Eleven is expected to go on sale next year and cost approximately £70,000 ($107,695 / €95,400).

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