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    Lotus “Entry Level” 2-Eleven

    Lotus Cars Ltd
    Lotus “Entry Level” 2-Eleven

    04 March 2008 NEWS RELEASE

    Choosing your track day performance car has just become a lot more exciting
    with the introduction of the entry level 2-Eleven and extensive range of Lotus
    Sport performance options.
    Ł27,995 MSRP inc VAT in UK
    €34,695 excluding tax, duties & delivery charges
    CHF 55,955 excluding tax, duties & delivery charges
    The latest Lotus 2-Eleven, bristling with Lotus Sport options and wearing a dramatic carbon
    fibre body was exhibited at the 78th annual Geneva International Motor show. This car has
    been specified with, amongst other options, the 255 PS (252 bhp, 188 kw) power upgrade,
    carbon fibre tonneau cover, four piston front brakes, “Aero Pack” and “Sport Pack” as an
    example of how the new range of Lotus Sport options can be configured.
    Mike Kimberley, CEO of Group Lotus plc commented: “The 2-Eleven has been exceptionally
    well received worldwide, which has provided Lotus with a significant challenge to keep pace
    with demand.” He went on to add “It is very encouraging to see that the 2-Eleven is asserting
    itself as class leader in the track day enthusiast sector and to hear all the incredibly positive
    feedback from people enjoying the 2-Eleven’s fantastic performance”.

    The 2-Eleven made its global debut at the 77th annual Geneva International Motor show in
    2007 available in launch specification with the supercharged 255 PS (252 bhp, 188 kw)
    engine, in either UK Single Vehicle Approval (SVA) or Track Only guise for the introductory
    price of Ł39,995/ € 49,573.

    After suggestions from Lotus racers and owners, the 2-Eleven will now be available as an
    entry level car with a number of option packs to tailor to owners’ individual requirements. As
    well as a number of performance option packs such as the Track Day pack and UK road SVA pack, there are a range of stand alone options that now include two different Limited Slip
    Differentials, an FIA approved 70 litre bag fuel tank and a removable competition steering
    wheel.
    Roger Becker, Vehicle Engineering Director explained, “It is an imperative that all Lotus cars
    have to be fun to drive and the 2-Eleven epitomises this DNA rule with its blistering
    performance. It provides serious quantities of fun, either whizzing down country roads in SVA
    trim or on track pushing to the limits of grip”. He continued, “the suspension of the 2-Eleven
    has been extensively tuned by our Dynamics Engineers to provide optimum handling for track
    driving, giving an involving set-up that rewards drivers with exceptional balance and control at
    the limit”.

    Lotus is a company committed to continual improvement and one facet of this dedication is
    pushing the boundaries of performance through light weight. The entry level car, which at 720
    kg (1600 lbs) epitomises the Lotus “performance through lightweight” mantra, is powered by
    the naturally aspirated, high revving 190 PS (189 hp, 141 kw) engine from the Elise R. This 2-
    Eleven even in its most basic specification shows a remarkable turn of pace with the sprint to
    60 mph taking just 4.3 seconds and achieving a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h).

    With the introduction of the naturally aspirated model and upgrade options, there are now
    many permutations that 2-Eleven can be ordered in, giving an incredible opportunity to create
    individual customer bespoke cars – in theory no two cars need be the same! The full Lotus
    paint palette including Lifestyle colours, Metallic colours and Premium colours is available to
    further customise the 2-Eleven (a full list of 2008 options is attached along with a UK and EU
    price list). The Launch colour scheme along with the Red Scorpion, Orange Bobcat, Yellow
    Hornet and Green Dragon schemes are all available as a cost option.
    The 255 PS supercharged engine as featured on the Launch Edition is retained as an option,
    which lowers the zero to 60 mph time to a staggering 3.8 seconds with 0-100 km/h in 4.0
    seconds. The addition of the supercharger increases torque to 242 Nm (179 lb.ft), offering greater flexibility for sensational in gear acceleration and an increase in top speed to 150 mph
    (241 km/h).

    The entry level and launch edition are available with the incredibly popular UK SVA option
    pack, making it possible for owners to drive to a circuit, race around all day and drive home in
    the evening without the hassle and expense of a trailer. This option is definitely worth ticking. It
    is also now possible to get these 2-Elevens road registered in a number of markets around the
    world using the relevant territory specific registration approval process.
    The light weight of the 2-Eleven translates into lightning turn-in and intoxicating performance,
    providing a very addictive tonic. In entry level specification with the order box for the carbon
    fibre body ticked, the 2-Eleven comes in at a featherweight kerb mass of 700 kg (1540 lbs),
    which equates to a dry weight of just 648 kg (1430 lbs).
    The addition of the Aero Pack gives the ability to change the high speed balance of the car
    through adjustment of the rear wing angle: with the wing set at maximum attack over 10 % of
    the vehicle’s weight is generated in downforce at 100 mph (160 kph). The Aero Pack consists
    of a race proven adjustable carbon fibre rear wing and to provide front to rear aerodynamic
    balance, a lengthened composite front splitter is incorporated. Even in SVA trim with the road
    legal aerodynamic aids the 2-Eleven produces 60 kg (132 lbs) of downforce at 100 mph (160
    km/h)

    As with all Lotus cars the 2-Eleven steering communicates every nuance of the road, with the
    race car derived double wishbone suspension and road legal semi-slick Lotus specific
    compound Yokohama AO48 tyres. With the inclusion of the Sport Pack, Ohlins 2-way
    adjustable dampers are fitted allowing the suspension to be tuned in harmony with the aero
    pack. This gives the option to dial in customer preferred handling characteristics to slice those
    final tenths off the perfect lap.

    Performance Stats
    255 Super Charged 190 NA
    Time (secs) Time (secs)
    0-60mph 3.8 4.3
    0-100kph 4.0 4.5
    0-100mph 8.9 11.1
    qtr mile 12.2 13.1
    80-120kph 4th 3.6 4.9
    80-120kph 5th 5.3 6.7
    30-50mph 4th 3.0 3.7
    40-60mph 4th 3.2 3.7
    50-70mph 5th 4.2 5.6
    V Max (mph) 150 140
    V Max (kph) 241 225
    CO2 emissions: 216 g/km
    Combined Fuel Consumption: 30.4mpg (9.3/100km)
    Lotus Sport
    Lotus Sport is the performance arm of Lotus Cars Ltd and is located at the Norfolk Head Office next to the
    famous Hethel test track. The department designs and builds extreme performance road cars, track cars
    and full race cars as well offering a performance parts service and bespoke driver training packages.
    About Group Lotus plc:
    The main operating subsidiary of Group Lotus plc is Lotus Cars Ltd, which has two operating divisions -
    Lotus Engineering and Lotus Cars. Lotus Engineering is an internationally recognised automotive
    engineering consultancy based in Norfolk, UK. Global facilities include those in Michigan (USA), Kuala
    Lumpur (Malaysia), China and offices in Germany and Japan, with rapid expansion in new territories
    such as South East Asia and the Gulf States.
    Lotus Engineering provides comprehensive and versatile consultancy services to many of the world's
    OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, offering a full engineering service from initial concept and project design
    through development and integration of the complete vehicle to meet all worldwide markets and
    customers to full production. This includes third party 'niche vehicle' engineering and manufacture
    worldwide.
    Lotus Cars builds world class, prestige, high performance sports cars for sale in 37 countries. These
    include the iconic Lotus Elise, and the Exige and Europa. Lotus is a global high-tech company,
    expanding rapidly and committed to driving forward technology for both Lotus Cars and its Engineering
    clients, spearheading research into such areas as hybrids, electric vehicles and renewable fuels.

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    Entry Level Car:
    Ł27,995 (MSRP inc VAT) / €34,695* / CHF 55,955*
    2-Eleven High Side chassis
    Standard Galvanised Subframe
    ABS
    Switchable Traction Control
    Lotus Sport Drivers Seat (cloth trim)
    Standard adjustable drivers seat runners
    4 point “E” marked drivers harness
    Column Mounted Ignition and Steering Lock
    Standard Elise IP with trip meter reset button
    12volt Power Socket
    Battery Master Switch with Plastic Key
    Starter Button
    Single Central Mirror
    Normally aspirated 190 PS 2ZZGE engine
    Non-Catalytic Exhaust Downpipe
    Double Pass Expansion Silencer
    2-Eleven Specific ECU
    Oil/Water Intercooler
    Accusump
    FIA / SVA compliant fuel filler
    Double shear toe link brace
    Non – Adjustable Bilstein Dampers 100/110 ride height
    Adjustable Front Anti-Roll Bar
    Y type 8 spoke Cast Wheels – Hi Power Silver or Black, body Colour Dependant
    Yokohama LTS A048 tyres
    FIA compliant Rear Roll Hoop
    Padding on forward legs of Roll Hoop
    Full Grille set
    Single Plane SVA compliant GRP rear Wing
    Standard Length Front Splitter
    Lotus Sport Build Plate
    “Lotus Sport” External Decals
    “Lotus” and “2-Eleven” Decals
    “Union Flag” Decal
    Paint from Standard Lotus Range

    Lotus Sport Option Packs
    255 PS Supercharger Pack:

    Ł4,495 (MSRP inc VAT) / €5,575* / CHF 8,985*
    Supercharger kit including manifolds
    Uprated Fuel Pump
    Rear Mounted Air/Air intercooler with ducted entry
    Motorsport Clutch
    Peak Torque Limiting Valve in clutch line
    Twin Air/Oil Coolers
    Supercharged 2-Eleven ECU
    “Supercharged” Decal
    Sport Pack:
    Ł3,495 (MSRP inc VAT) / €4,335 * / CHF 6,985*:
    7 Twin Spoke Ultra Lightweight Forged Alloy Wheels – High Power Silver or Black
    Ohlins 2 way adjustable dampers
    RS 14 brake pads
    Braided Stainless Steel Brake Hoses
    LSC – Adjustable Traction control
    Aero Pack (Track Use Only):
    Ł1,995 (MSRP inc VAT) / €2,475* / CHF 3,985*
    Adjustable Carbon Fibre single element rear wing
    Aluminium Wing End Plates
    Extended front splitter

    Track Day Pack:
    Ł1,495 (MSRP inc VAT) / €1,855* / CHF 2,985*
    (Not compatible with SVA Pack or Track Day pack with Lights):

    Rear DI’s, Fog Lights, Reverse Lights and Brake Lights
    Rear Lighting Harness
    Indicator Stalk
    Fog light switch
    Side Mirrors
    Hand Held Fire Extinguisher
    Front and Rear Tow Eyes
    Track Day Pack with Lights pack,
    Ł2,495 (MSRP inc VAT) / €3,095* / CHF 4,985*
    (Not compatible with SVA Pack or Track Day Pack)
    Headlamp units
    Front DI units
    Mounting panel for headlamps
    Side Repeaters
    Rear DI’s, Fog Lights, Reverse Lights and Brake Lights
    Lighting Harness
    Lighting Switch panel
    Indicator/Dip Stalk
    Horn
    Side Mirrors
    Hand Held Fire Extinguisher
    Front and Rear Tow Eyes

    UK SVA Pack:
    Ł 3,495 (MSRP inc VAT) / €4,335* – CHF 6,985*
    (Not compatible with Track Day Pack or Track Day Pack with Lights)

    Front and Rear Number plate bracket and lights
    Headlamp units
    Front DI units
    Mounting panel for headlamps
    Side Repeaters
    Rear DI’s, Fog Lights, Reverse Lights and Brake Lights
    Lighting Harness
    Lighting Switch panel
    Indicator/Dip Stalk
    Horn
    Exhaust Downpipe with Catalyst
    Side Mirrors
    Radius trim
    Red Anodised Aluminium Battery Master Switch Knob

    Stand Alone Options UK: All prices are MSRP inc VAT

    Lotus Sport Passenger Seat cloth trim, Fixed Mounts & 4 Point E Marked Harness Ł750
    FIA approved Drivers Race seat with Bolt-in mounts & 6 point Race harness Ł750
    “Launch Edition” Leather Seat Trim (Sport Seats Only) per seat Ł350
    “Launch Edition” Paint and Graphic Decal Set Ł2,495
    Painted Brake Calipers Ł495
    Forged 5 Spoke (7x16 & 8x17) Black or Hi Power Silver (Sport Pack Only) Ł500
    Twin Air/Oil Coolers (190 NA engine only) Ł995
    Torsen Limited Slip Differential Ł995
    Plate Type Limited Slip Differential Ł1,695
    Removable Steering Wheel and Boss Ł395
    Stage 1 Sport Silencer Ł285
    Cockpit Shower Cover Ł180
    Polished Intercooler Pipes Ł195
    Front and Rear Tow Eyes Ł250
    Hand Held Fire Extinguisher Ł65
    Electrically Fired Plumbed in Fire Extinguisher Ł1,495
    70 litre FIA FT3 bag fuel tank Ł2,495
    FIA Rollover Structure Certificate and Decal Ł95
    Fitted Dust Cover (SVA Rear Wing Version) Ł295
    Fitted Dust Cover (Race Rear Wing Version) Ł295
    Fabric Tonneau Cover (Due May 2008) Ł495
    Carbon Fibre Body Panels (price dependant on specification and finish) ŁPOA
    Rigid Tonneau and Screen (GRP) Ł1,250
    Carbon Fibre Rigid Tonneau (price dependant on specification and finish) ŁPOA
    Four Piston front calipers and 2 piece front discs Ł1,495
    Anderson Plug External Connector and Cables Ł250

    Stand Alone Options EU: All prices are excluding Tax

    Lotus Sport Passenger Seat cloth trim, Fixed Mounts & 4 Point E Marked Harness €930
    FIA approved Drivers Race seat with Bolt-in mounts & 6 point Race harness €930
    “Launch Edition” Leather Seat Trim (Sport Seats Only) per seat €435
    “Launch Edition” Paint and Graphic Decal Set €3,095
    Painted Brake Calipers €615
    Forged 5 Spoke (7x16 & 8x17) Black or Hi Power Silver (Sport Pack Only) €620
    Twin Air/Oil Coolers (190 NA engine only) €1,235
    Torsen Limited Slip Differential €1,235
    Plate Type Limited Slip Differential €2,100
    Removable Steering Wheel and Boss €490
    Stage 1 Sport Silencer €355
    Cockpit Shower Cover €225
    Polished Intercooler Pipes €245
    Front and Rear Tow Eyes €310
    Hand Held Fire Extinguisher €80
    Electrically Fired Plumbed in Fire Extinguisher €1,855
    70 litre FIA FT3 bag fuel tank €3,095
    FIA Rollover Structure Certificate and Decal €120
    Fitted Dust Cover (SVA Rear Wing Version) €365
    Fitted Dust Cover (Race Rear Wing Version) €365
    Fabric Tonneau Cover (Due May 2008) €615
    Carbon Fibre Body Panels (price dependant on specification and finish) €POA
    Rigid Tonneau and Screen (GRP) €1,545
    Carbon Fibre Rigid Tonneau (price dependant on specification and finish) €POA
    Four Piston front calipers and 2 piece front discs €1,855
    Anderson Plug External Connector and Cables €310
    2-Eleven specific Accessories available from your Lotus Dealer:
    High Windscreen (25mm taller than standard) Ł345
    Side Mirrors Ł150
    * Excluding tax, duties, delivery charges and other related costs

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    Thats a lot of cash for somethiing to play with on track days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    Thats a lot of cash for somethiing to play with on track days.

    And yet there are crazy fools that pay it, and then there are crazier fools that would pay it if only they had the cash!
    If the shoe fits, buy it in every colour!!!

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    Good old Lotus eh !! You can always rely on them to play the same old tune on the same old fiddle ! Come up with something decent and original chaps - this whole 'a new Elise variant every month' thing is more boring than Eastenders and seems to have been going on for just as many years !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat C View Post
    Good old Lotus eh !! You can always rely on them to play the same old tune on the same old fiddle ! Come up with something decent and original chaps - this whole 'a new Elise variant every month' thing is more boring than Eastenders and seems to have been going on for just as many years !
    There's the Eagle launch in a few months time... and they're building the Telsa electric roadster, if they could sell that here...

    Does the S2 Elise actually look dated to anyone though?

    At least on the price list it says the cars come with a full tank of petrol - which will soon cost more than the cars (although Ł950 for delivery, PDI, numberplate & road tax. sheesh)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mat C View Post
    Good old Lotus eh !! You can always rely on them to play the same old tune on the same old fiddle ! Come up with something decent and original chaps - this whole 'a new Elise variant every month' thing is more boring than Eastenders and seems to have been going on for just as many years !
    Surely thats the same as many other car companies! I can think of several!
    If the shoe fits, buy it in every colour!!!

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