Great news everybody! It seem like Lotus will finally start to simplify things by adding lightness, and in this case, more power as well. Here comes the barely road legal 3-Eleven.

The Lotus 2-Eleven was pretty bonkers back in 2007. According to Germany's Auto Motor und Sport, Lotus is now working on its equally mad successor called the 3-Eleven, which will be based on the Exige and pack even more power than their "all new supercar," the Evora 400.

Based entirely on the Exige, Pistonheads says the exact numbers will be 420 horsepower from the 3.5 V6 and a curb weight of 1,962 pounds (890 kg) according to Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales. The new main man also promises a 180mph top speed and a Nürburgring lap time of 7:09.

Lotus will get it approved for road use before it debuts at the Frankfurt Show in September, with production limited to 311 units.

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