Last month, Lotus introduced the final evolution of the 3-Eleven, the 2019 430. The new holder of Lotus’ quickest street-legal sports car designation, this incredible machine looks more like a Formula 1 racecar than a production model – and we love it! There will only be twenty of the vehicles produced worldwide, but we wanted to tackle some of the specs & features to show you just what Lotus is capable of creating.
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Powered by a supercharged 3.5L V6 engine, the 3-Eleven 430 generates – you guessed it – 430 horsepower, as well as 325 pound-feet of torque. These numbers permit the final incarnation of the 3-Eleven to hit 60 miles per hour in just 3.1 seconds with a top speed of 179 miles per hour. The previous 3-Eleven model was only capable of hitting 174 miles per hour and took 3.3 seconds to get to 60 mph, so these are pretty substantial improvements.
The new 3-Eleven 430 also benefits from a lightweight full-carbon bodywork, which is exposed on the flanks and offers greatly enhanced aerodynamics. Additionally, the model is equipped with higher performance brakes and Michelin Cup 2 Z-speed tires – 18” in front and 19” in back – to enhance its performance even more.
Rounding things out, the 2019 Lotus 3-Eleven 430 is equipped with a ton of great features and design cues that make it an incredible special edition vehicle that is sure to be talked about for years to comes, especially thanks to its exclusivity. We hope we get a chance to see one of these beastly machines pass through our showroom, and if we do we’ll be sure to fill you in here on our website with all of the details and images of its arrival and sale.