• Nov 16th 2007 at 9:34AM
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Last March at the Geneva Motor Show, Lotus announced a new track car based on the Elise called the 2-Eleven. The stripped-down 1,474-pound 2-Eleven reduces the already spartan Elise to its bare essentials. Any semblance of a roof has been stripped away while the supercharged Toyota 1.8L puts out 252hp. The aerodynamics have been modified to maximize downforce, and sixty miles per hour comes up from a standstill in 3.9 seconds. Alas, the US has no single vehicle type certification rules like those in England that allow lights to be added so the car can be driven on the street. For those in the US who want a wicked-fast toy for track days, start pulling the coins out of your sofa cushions because the 2-Eleven will run you $78,000 when it becomes available next year.

[Source: Lotus]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      gotta say, cool car and all but $78k for a track car?? Why not purchase the GT-R and have a faster car for less money? To me the only car that makes sense as a track car is the Atom. It is the track car that delivers insane performance for a relatively reasonable price (ie no other street car at that price comes close in performance).
        • 7 Years Ago
        As for cost, yeah, 78K is a bit pricey for a stripped down track car that is not even street legal like the GT-R is out of the factory. But the GT-R has the advantage of being a semi-mass produced production car, whereas the 2-Eleven is a hand-crafted vehicle. No where to cut corners on costs in that case.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Gven the heritage of Lotus, it might not be much of a stretch to say the 2-eleven might be the faster car when you factor in that it probably handles better and can probably take corners faster. But that's an opinion, and no disrespect to the GT-R, it's a fine car. But I admit I am biased to Lotus here.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok I am confused. I saw one driving down the road in the Fallbrook/Bonsall area of Northern San Diego County weeks ago. It wasn't already available in the U.S.? I know that area is notorious for test mule duty and magazine reviews but still. If it isn't street legal what was one doing driving down the road towards Oceanside?
        • 7 Years Ago
        It's not unusual to get a waiver for testing or they may have been filming a promotional video.
      • 7 Years Ago
      What a toy! If I had the cash/time for a track car I think this would be it...
      • 7 Years Ago
      this might sound like a stupid question but how do you get into that thing? do you "bo and luke duke"-it over the sides and pray you don't land on the stick?
        • 7 Years Ago
        The same way you get into an F1 car. :)
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