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Body style: Convertible (spider/spyder, cabrio/cabriolet, drop/open/soft top)
Segment: Roadster & Convertible

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.

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LOTUS 3 Eleven 430 2018 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • 3.5 V6 6MT (436 HP)

LOTUS 3 Eleven 430 3.5 V6 6MT (436 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.5 V6 6MT (436 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3500 cm3
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
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
180 mph (290 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
3.2 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Ventilated Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/40 R18 || 275/30 R19
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2028 lbs (920 kg)
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