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04 March 2008 NEWS RELEASE

Lotus “Entry Level” 2-Eleven

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 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
    


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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.
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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.
For further details please contact:
PR Department, Group Lotus plc
Group Lotus plc, Potash Lane, Hethel, Norfolk, UK, NR14 8EZ
Tel: +44 1953 608264
Fax: +44 1953 608111
Email: pr@lotuscars.co.uk
    


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Notes
Entry Level Car:
£27,995 (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
    


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Lotus Sport Option Packs
255 PS Supercharger Pack:
£4,495 (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:
£3,495 (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):
£1,995 (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:
£1,495 (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,
£2,495 (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
    


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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:
£ 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 £750
FIA approved Drivers Race seat with Bolt-in mounts & 6 point Race harness £750
“Launch Edition” Leather Seat Trim (Sport Seats Only) per seat £350
“Launch Edition” Paint and Graphic Decal Set £2,495
Painted Brake Calipers £495
Forged 5 Spoke (7x16 & 8x17) Black or Hi Power Silver (Sport Pack Only) £500
Twin Air/Oil Coolers (190 NA engine only) £995
Torsen Limited Slip Differential £995
Plate Type Limited Slip Differential £1,695
Removable Steering Wheel and Boss £395
Stage 1 Sport Silencer £285
Cockpit Shower Cover £180
Polished Intercooler Pipes £195
Front and Rear Tow Eyes £250
Hand Held Fire Extinguisher £65
    


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Electrically Fired Plumbed in Fire Extinguisher £1,495
70 litre FIA FT3 bag fuel tank £2,495
FIA Rollover Structure Certificate and Decal £95
Fitted Dust Cover (SVA Rear Wing Version) £295
Fitted Dust Cover (Race Rear Wing Version) £295
Fabric Tonneau Cover (Due May 2008) £495
Carbon Fibre Body Panels (price dependant on specification and finish) £POA
Rigid Tonneau and Screen (GRP) £1,250
Carbon Fibre Rigid Tonneau (price dependant on specification and finish) £POA
Four Piston front calipers and 2 piece front discs £1,495
Anderson Plug External Connector and Cables £250
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) £345
Side Mirrors £150
* Excluding tax, duties, delivery charges and other related costs

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