Aggressive and determined, the new Lotus 3-Eleven 430 is a purebred racing model that’s designed to set your pulse racing. Delivering the most direct driving experience of all the manufacturer’s vehicles, it’s built from lightweight, carbon-composite panels set on a bonded aluminium chassis. Unapologetically ferocious, it strips out everything superfluous to its performance, leaving you with a pure, exhilarating drive.
A supercharged and charge-cooled 3.5-litre V6 engine has been revised for the 3-Eleven, powering it from 0-60mph in just 3.1 seconds. Developing 430hp and 440Nm of torque, it’s the fastest Lotus road car, beating even the Exige Cup on the challenging Hethel circuit. Control comes in the form of AP Racing four-piston calipers, Öhlins® DFV one-way adjustable dampers, and six-position variable traction control – high-performance elements that ensure optimal stability, response and flexibility.
Aerodynamics are at the heart of the Lotus 3-Eleven 430, with every detail purposefully crafted to enhance performance. An assertive front splitter maximises airflow underneath the car, while the rear wing is 50mm higher than on the previous model for improved drag reduction. Exposed carbon side panels, large wheels, and the absence of a roof and doors signify the true track-led intentions of this breath-taking vehicle. Finish the racing look with a choice of four colour schemes which perfectly complement the 3-Eleven’s powerful attitude.
When you’re on the track, it’s good to know how you’re performing. The Lotus 3-Eleven 430 has a configurable colour TFT display that provides all the key information for your laps, as well as driver select modes for road and track. There’s also a Lotus-tuned ABS system to support the model’s braking capabilities as standard, while options include adjustable anti-roll bars, a road to track logger and GPS unit, and a removable steering wheel.