Lotus Builds Its First Motorcycle

Lotus C-01 motorcycle teaser 1 photo
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British sportscar manufacturer Lotus has announced today that it will be producing a motorcycle designed by former Volkswagen designer Daniel Simon.
Called C-01, the new motorcycle will be developed and assembled by Holzer Group, while German-based race team Kodewa will also play a part in the project. The C-01 will feature titanium, carbon fiber and aerospace steel and will have an engine rated at 200 HP. Further details have yet to be revealed, but Lotus says more info on the track bike will be disclosed in the next few weeks.

“With the Lotus C-01, we have only one ambition: to create a unique state-of-the-art machine that carries its brutal forces with elegance and style, a high-tech monster in a tailored suit,” says Holywood designer Daniel Simon. “The C-01, with all its top notch components and materials, is first and foremost emotional, heartbreaking, at times playfully retro, and always clearly a Lotus.”

“Lotus is a glamorous name with a rich history, and the C-01 celebrates it proudly: the shapes of the marvelous Lotus 49 were a main inspiration, and all color schemes pay homage to iconic Lotus racing liveries, such as the dashing black and gold. The intersection of past and future always fascinates, and so does the unique idea of the C-01,” he added.
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