• Aug 12, 2010

2011 Lotus Exos T125 – Click above for high-res image gallery

Our first stop during the annual classic and exotic car feast up in Monterey every year is always the Jet Center Party, more formally known as McCall's Motorworks Revival. This year was no exception and aside from the copious amounts of food and drink available, there were of course some cars to sate our appetites.

One that immediately caught our eye was sitting right in the middle of the centerpiece Lotus display. It was the just-announced Lotus Exos T125 single-seat racer. Even alongside Takuma Sato's current Indy Racing League Lotus Dallara, the Exos draws a huge crowd.

This customer car will be available to a select few enthusiasts who wish to part with a million dollars or more to experience the thrills of Formula 1 racing for themselves – or at least a reasonable fascimile. The 650-horsepower Cosworth engine is limited to just 10,300 RPM for longevity, but that should be more than enough to keep the 25 projected customers happy.

We're hoping Lotus takes this Exos out on the track this week so we can see it in action. If that happens we'll be sure to bring you more pics, but for now, check out the gallery of photos from Wednesday night's Jet Center Party below.



Photos Copyright ©2010 Drew Phillips / AOL


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      • 4 Years Ago
      I got word from a friend that this was on track at Laguna Seca this past weekend at the "pre-reunion" running a few hot laps.
        • 4 Years Ago
        The Evora Cup/GT4 was running at Laguna. This T125 is just a show car (i.e. all of the intakes are closed off).
      • 4 Years Ago
      the most impressive car i've seen any automaker revel in a decade, props to lotus for having the balls to bring something this awesome to the market.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is this a "production car"?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Awesome Awesome Awesome.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I love the look of this car, but think I'd take 2 Caparo T1's instead.

      Someone could at least ride along with me, when we catch on fire.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That looks like a LOT more fun than an Atom or X-bow.
        • 4 Years Ago
        ...for a LOT more money. You get what you pay for.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Make no mistake - it will kill you.
        • 4 Years Ago
        well duh. track toy vs full on f1 car for the public, zero comparison.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why not just buy one of the DPO1s left over from Champcar and put in a Cossie etc. I would suggest that could be done for easy $150K and you have the same performance and know your car has some race breeding directly.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Why are you bringing LOGIC & COMMON SEVSE into this conversation??? :) :)
      • 4 Years Ago
      How long before someone in the UK puts light on this and calls it a road car.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well, shoot! My private invitation never came...must have gotten lost in the mail.

      If you have a million dollars chillin' around and don't buy this, you're an idiot.
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