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    3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

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    With clear running on the circuit an inhibiting factor over the course of the two week period – in which the track was not designated solely for the use of Lotus – the 3-Eleven lapped regularly on or below the target simulation time. By combining the quickest sector times achieved during the fastest 2 laps on the “Sport Auto” magazine lap configuration, a total lap time of 7 minutes 06 seconds was recorded by the vehicle’s data logging acquisition system.

    Marc Basseng, Lotus 3-Eleven Driver, stated, “I know the Nürburgring Nordschleife very well and have driven many cars around the circuit. I can say that the 3-Eleven is the perfect car for a fast lap here. It is so sharp and so focussed; a true weapon! This was proven in the sector times set and I’m sure, with the track completely to itself, the car could push towards a 7min flat lap time.”

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    Read the rest following this link :

    http://www.lotuscars.com/news/engineering/lotus-3-eleven-proves-credentials-n-rburgring


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Interesting that they are claiming a lap time by using the fastest sectors over 2 laps! 


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    How can they claim that this is a proper road car? Between £82.000 and £115.000, a very expensive one dimensional toy car!


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    WAY:

    Interesting that they are claiming a lap time by using the fastest sectors over 2 laps! 

    Yes, that's a bit disappointing. I assume they've learnt one or two marketing lessons from Nissan Smiley

    It's quick nonetheless.


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    reginos:

    How can they claim that this is a proper road car? Between £82.000 and £115.000, a very expensive one dimensional toy car!


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    if you can use it on the road, it must be a road car Smiley

    The point of these cars is to be able to attend both types of trackdays: street legal and non street legal ones.

    My former 2-11 was almost solely driven on the Nordschleife during Tourist rides, which I would not have been able to do if it had not had a road certificate.


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    The 2-11 was half the price in its time. At around 40.000 GBP it was more affordable for its purpose (95 track/5 road perhaps?).


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    I really want to know will Lotus continue the naming tradition when they reach gen 9.


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    You are very optimistic, especially if the price doubles from one generation to the next Smiley


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    Elise was 1-11, I hope they won't drag it that long that we get to 9th gen

     


    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    9-11, think Porsche will let them use that name?


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    the official name of the 2-11 was actually 2-Eleven, the current successor is named 3-Eleven... so if we were ever to see a 9-Eleven, I think the name won't cause any copyright infringement ?


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Actually come to think of it, they might have to stop at 6. The next step up is already a trademarked name, 7-Eleven. 


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    Whoopsy:

    Actually come to think of it, they might have to stop at 6. The next step up is already a trademarked name, 7-Eleven. 

    ah right Whoopsy Smiley


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Brilliant car this, would really love one in the stable some day.


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Porker:

    Brilliant car this, would really love one in the stable some day.

    +1 Smiley

    A proper track toy! Although, I would not like to get stuck halfway to the Ring if it starts pi55ing down Smiley Smiley


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    WAY:

    Interesting that they are claiming a lap time by using the fastest sectors over 2 laps! 

    Common practice.


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    new official video : 


    View on YouTube

     

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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Looks great.  amazing what Lotus can do with their development budget.  Hoping they can raise some money to put into the next Elise development project. 


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    View on YouTube


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    I've placed my order for one today. Delivery in July 2016.


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Cool - that will be fun!!


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    Gauss:

    I've placed my order for one today. Delivery in July 2016.

    Awesome! Congrats.. that'll be an absolute blast on the ring and won't have to suffer in traffic like the 2-11..


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Thanks guys! 

    Dave, do you remember our lap together in the 2-11 from a few years ago? wink 

    The 3-11 has more than twice the power but only 150 kg more than my old 2-11. It should be fairly quick! 


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Gauss:

    I've placed my order for one today. Delivery in July 2016.

    Congrats! Smiley Smiley


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Gauss:

    Dave, do you remember our lap together in the 2-11 from a few years ago? wink 

    The 3-11 has more than twice the power but only 150 kg more than my old 2-11. It should be fairly quick! 

    Of course Smiley great fun to experience a lap in something as pure and focussed - no danger  of getting held up behind Focus RSs with this one though Smiley


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Congrats!  What color are you going for?

    Historically I have felt like Lotus has a very interesting color palette (as does McLaren), but it seems like Lotus is going for more of a Porsche color palette as of late.


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    Congratulations !!! Will it be an addition to the GT3 or it the later going ?


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    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Looking forward to spotting yours at the 'Ring. Love the way you mentioned 'fairly quick'.


    Re: 3-Eleven laps the Ring in 7 minutes 6 seconds

    Brilliant Joël! No tandem laps with this one I'm afraid, you'll be gone before the first corner! 😱

    Love the car, well done!


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