Recently appointed chief executive Jean-Marc Gales has big plans for Lotus, starting with the new 400-horsepower engine from the Evora and leading all the way up to a Nürburgring challenger to succeed the back-to-basics 2-Eleven track toy.
Lotus 2 Eleven
Last year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed we spied our first Lotus 2-Eleven hypercar in the flesh. Turned out the owner was our friend, Patrick O'Neill, who had graciously agreed to be the lone Lotus representative in the supercar category. Apparently when Patrick lined up in the paddock to take his shot at the hill on day 2, a familiar face appeared at his side. While he wasn't sure exactly who it was, he knew he knew that mug from somewhere. Turned out it was another American named Patrick -