There were only 20 cars made from the quickest ever (to that time) Lotus road car: the 3-Eleven 430. There were 311 cars made by Lotus and the 430 meant the power output.
It sounds like a cliche, but the Lotus 3-Eleven was a race-car adapted for road use. The car was available in two versions: track and road. For road use, the manufacturer installed hand-made turn signals.
The 3-Eleven 430 featured a bodywork without windshield or any sort of windows. It didn't have any doors either. But it was available with two race-bucket seats, made out of carbon-fiber to reduce weight. The racing steering wheel was removable and the seat belts were actual 6-point race harnesses. A big wing in the back was added for more downforce. Along with the front splitter, it could add up to 285 kg (628 lbs) of aerodynamic weight.
Inside the car, the driver had a fully digital instrument cluster which could show different parameters for race use. There were only a few buttons on a separate panel: stationary lights, headlights, high-beam, Engine start, hazard lights, and kill-switch. On the left side of the steering column, there was the turn-signal command.
The car was built for race-tracks. It didn't have any sound deadening. The carbon-fiber bodywork had some elements painted, but most of it was left unpainted. The mid-engine was a supercharged 3.5-liter V6 from Toyota. It was available with a 6-speed manual for road version or a 6-speed sequential for the track. The limited-slip differential was a good enhancement since the car weighted only 920 kg (2028 lbs). It was a track car that could handle 1.5 g whilst cornering.
ENGINE SPECS - 3.5 V6 6MT (436 HP)
|Power:||320.7 KW @ 7000 RPM|
436 HP @ 7000 RPM
430 BHP @ 7000 RPM
|Torque:||325 lb-ft @ 4500 RPM|
440 Nm @ 4500 RPM
|Fuel System:||Supercharged Multipoint Injection|
|Top Speed:||180 mph (290 km/h)|
|Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph):||3.2 s|
|Drive Type:||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Tire Size:||225/40 R18 || 275/30 R19|
|Unladen Weight:||2028 lbs (920 kg)|