Super Street Network

Due to the EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation, our website is currently unavailable to visitors from most European countries. We apologize for this inconvenience and encourage you to visit www.motortrend.com for the latest on new cars, car reviews and news, concept cars and auto show coverage, awards and much more.MOTORTREND.COM
 |   |   |  Lotus 3-Eleven Beats Porsche 918 Spyder's Hockenheimring Lap Time
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Lotus 3-Eleven Beats Porsche 918 Spyder's Hockenheimring Lap Time

Limited production run of just 311 units.

Erick Ayapana
Mar 11, 2016

The Lotus 3-Eleven has conquered another racetrack and this time it set a lap record for a production car. According to the automaker, the 3-Eleven completed the Hockenheimring Short Circuit in Germany in just 1 minute, 6.2 seconds, barely edging out the Porsche 918 Spyder's time of 1 minute, 6.3 seconds.

Lotus 3 Eleven front three quarters Photo 2/2   |   Lotus 3 Eleven front three quarters

The Lotus 3-Eleven was piloted by Sport Auto's road test editor Christian Gebhardt. The German publication produced a video of the record-breaking lap, which shows the 3-Eleven reaching speeds of 133 mph (the 3-Eleven has a claimed top speed of 180 mph). Power comes from a Toyota-sourced, 3.5-liter supercharged V-6 that makes 460 hp, strong enough to propel the 3-Eleven to a claimed 0 to 60 mph-time of 2.9 seconds.

"This is the ultimate embodiment of the Lotus design philosophy," said Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales, in a statement. "It's a beautifully engineered machine that doesn't carry one ounce of excess weight."

The 3-Eleven was unveiled at last year's 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed, before it went on to lap the Nrburgring in just 7 minutes, 6 seconds. Only 311 copies will be made, with a starting price of about $125,900. The 3-Eleven will only be sold as a road car in Europe in Asia, while other markets will get it as a track-only model.

Source: Lotus, Sport Auto via YouTube

By Erick Ayapana
108 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The Lego McLaren Senna kit has 219 pieces and, yes, incorporates the transparent in-door panels of the actual hypercar
Conner GoldenJan 18, 2019
In Japan, Porsche builds have always been a big thing, and lately they've been a bit more visible at events like Tokyo Auto Salon. At the 2019 show, everyone was talking about the 4 Laws 911
RodrezJan 17, 2019
Garage Active brought a number of GT-Rs out to TAS '19, all of which were top notch but this R32 warranted a closer look.
RodrezJan 17, 2019
One of the cleanest GC10s you're likely to ever see.
RodrezJan 17, 2019
If you love the way the Honda Civic Type R drives but wish it stood out more, the folks at Mugen have the solution
Collin WoodardJan 16, 2019
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP