You are here: Articles > Cars > Lotus

Lotus 2-Eleven Entry Car


Lotus has announce the introduction of the entry level 2-Eleven along with a range of Lotus Sport performance options.

The Lotus 2-Eleven entry level has a top speed of 140 mph (225 km/h) and a 0 to 60 mph acceleration time of 4.3 seconds. With the Lotus Sport performance options added the Lotus 2-Eleven boost 242 Nm (179 lb.ft) of torque and a 150 mph top speed.

The Lotus 2-Eleven entry level comes with a 252 bhp, 188 kw power upgrade, and the price will starts at £27,995.

Press 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.

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.

£27,995 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 £39,995/ € 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 epitomizes 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) epitomizes 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 colors, Metallic colors and Premium colors is available to further customize the 2-Eleven (a full list of 2008 options is attached along with a UK and EU price list). The Launch color 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.



Lotus 2-Eleven Entry Car

Also see ...

Lotus 60 Years
 Lotus will turn 60 on this year, and they had announced for it’s planning for a number of events with the highlight being an event held at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, England on 14th September 2008, that will be opened by Hazel and Clive Chapman. Colin Chapman, following his theory of performance through lightweight, built its first race car back in 1948. Press Release 60 years of world class innovation from Britain’s finest sports car manufacturer. In this its 60th year, Group Lotus plc is taking the ‘diamond’ element of their anniversary to heart and is celebrating in style. A variety of high profile events have been planned for 2008 that will pay homage to the heritage of the marque and look forward to the future of the international brand. The pinnacle of the campaign is a landmark event held at the Lotus Headquarters in Hethel, England on 14th September 2008 and will be opened by Hazel and Clive Chapman. Lotus has a history of holding fantastic public events and ...

Lotus for Hybrid and Electric Cars
 Lotus has announced that they has created a new group for research and development which will be focused solely on electric and hybrid vehicles. The introduction of the group shows Lotuss interest in the increasing importance of hybrid and electric cars. The research and development group will be led by Phil Barker. Phil Barker is an Executive Engineer working on hybrid and electric vehicles, who has been with Lotus since 2003. CEO, Mike Kimberley said that the new team will support the companys strong global growth on ecological technologies, and he is very pleased with the formation of the new team. We have an intensely proactive growth plan over the next five years and we are already seeing substantial increases in third party client work for our global client base, of which considerable research and development into hybrid and electric vehicles is a major part, said Kimberley. Press Release Lotus Announces Introduction of Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Group Lotus Engineering, the ...

Lotus Online Sales
 Stanstead based Castle Lotus announced that will raise money for charity this Christmas through Lotus online sales by teaming up with internet shopping portal TheGivingMachine. The Lotus online sales consist of a variety of Lotus models ranging from toy and model cars to the real thing. Ian Cunningham of Castle Lotus said, “Were delighted to be involved in this initiative to help the wider community. Christmas is about giving and were happy to donate 2.25% of the price of a Lotus bought via TheGivingMachine to good causes selected by our customers.” Press Release: Stanstead based Castle Lotus is taking a new and innovative approach to supporting charity this Christmas by teaming up with internet shopping portal TheGivingMachine to sell Lotus cars online. Internet shopping is massively popular, and never more so than at Christmas so it’s refreshing to learn that there is a way of shopping online whilst contributing to your favorite school or charity. Institute of Fundr...

Lotus Sport Exige GT4 Race Car
 Lotus has made announcement that it has secured the allocation of the first four Lotus Sport Exige GT4 race cars that will be ready for the 2009 season. Powered by the 1.8-litre VVTL-i engine, the Lotus Sport Exige GT4 is develops 179kW and features a new aerodynamic package. Lotus also confirmed the availability of the Lotus Sport Exige Cup 260 version, which is a race-ready evolution of the Lotus Exige S. However, full details on the Lotus Sport Exige GT4 and the Cup 260 will be announced in the near future. Press Release Lotus broadens Australian motorsport eligibility. Following the new and exciting evolution of the GT Championship, series organisers range of Lotus vehicles to race within the new three-tier structure. This is to allow new and existing Lotus vehicles to enter and be highly competitive in a national category. With previous GT Championship catering solely for GT3 specification cars, the recent announcement of three-class structure is met with much enthusiasm within Lo...

Lotus Eagle Chassis
 Lotus has revealed the first shot of their latest project - the Lotus Eagle. The photo provided below displaying a module of Lotus Eagle’s chassis. The Lotus Eagle will have a new and higher specification than the current model range. The Lotus Eagle will be fully revealed in July at the British Motor Show. The Eagle project will incorporate the latest technology from Lotus called Versatile Vehicle Architecture (VVA) that was first shown in the APX (Aluminium Performance Crossover) ...

2008 Lotus Elise SC (Supercharged)
 Lotus announced the details of the 2008 Lotus Elise Supercharged (Lotus ELise SC). The 2008 The 2008 Lotus Elise Supercharged is powered by the 1.8-litre 2-ZZ VVTL-i engine equipped with a Lotus-designed, Magnuson-produced supercharger that uses a smaller Eaton rotor pack (an M45 unit) than that of the Exige S, and also coupled with a bespoke intake manifold plenum as part of a single-piece casting. Developing 162 kW and 212 Nm at 5000 rpm, the 2008 Lotus Elise SC has weight 870 kg and reach the top speed at 241 km/h. However, the 2008 Lotus Elise SC also has the follow...