Lotus has released two new videos of the 3-Eleven on Nürburgring Nordschleife to mark the anniversary of its landmark lap times when testing on the track.
The videos of the Lotus 3-Eleven in full flight allow enthusiasts to experience the car’s visceral, white-knuckle ride around the “Green Hell” for themselves.
Offering never-seen-before views, the 60 second videos provide a car’s eye view of the track, piloted by Nordschleife expert and professional racer Marc Basseng during its Nürburgring testing and development programme.
The videos not only show the car’s blistering straight-line speed, but also how fast and composed it is when cornering, thanks it to its advanced aerodynamics.
At 240km/h the Road version produces 150kg of downforce, while Race version with its twin front canards and adjustable rear wing produces 215kg.
The race version of the car is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60mph in 2.9 seconds and can reach a maximum speed of 290km/h, while the road version has a maximum power of 410hp and can reach 60mph in 3.3 seconds before reaching a top speed of 280km/h.
The videos also show how driver Marc Basseng had to deal with other cars also on the Nordschleife circuit during the evening public sessions. I
n what was its first turn of a wheel outside of Lotus’ Hethel HQ, Marc was one of three different drivers helping to develop the car – each one with individual areas of expertise and focussing on aerodynamics, engine calibration, chassis tuning and suspension geometry.
The Lotus 3-Eleven is the most powerful road car to wear a Lotus badge and Hethel’s quickest ever road car.
Watch the videos below, and enjoy the experience.