Designed as an uncompromised manifestation of the Lotus spirit, the Lotus 3-Eleven is focused on providing an undiluted driving experience, and underlines the company’s ability to deliver legendary handling and blistering speed.

Designed to provide enthusiast drivers with the purest and most direct of driving experiences, the 3-Eleven is cut from the same cloth as the most iconic Lotus cars. Remaining true to the company’s edicts, it employs a lightweight carbon-composite body and a bespoke extruded and bonded aluminium chassis. Sculpted part-exposed carbon side panels and striking carbon interior panels all contribute to the exceptional light weight.

Its unashamedly aggressive styling, lightweight design and hypercar-humbling performance set new standards for speed and agility at any price. From remarkable sector times on the famed Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit during its development, the original Lotus 3-Eleven went on to lap the Hockenheimring short circuit in an incredible 1 minute 6.2 seconds at the hands of “Sport Auto Magazine”, setting a production car lap record for the German publication.

Upgraded and specifically re-optimised for the 3-Eleven, the supercharged and charge-cooled 3.5-litre V6 engine produces 430 hp and 440 Nm, propelling the 3-Eleven 430 from 0-60 mph in an astonishing 3.1 seconds (0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds) and a top speed of 180 mph (290 km/h) - up from 3.3 seconds (0-60 mph) (3.4 seconds 0-100 km/h) and 174 mph (280 km/h) for the previous version of the Lotus 3-Eleven.

The most extreme machine that Lotus builds, the new 3-Eleven 430 is the fastest Lotus road car to lap the challenging Hethel circuit, 0.8 seconds quicker than the second place Exige Cup 430, and two seconds quicker than the previous 3-Eleven, delivering a benchmark time of 1 minute 24 seconds.


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  • 3.5 litre V6, 24 valve, water cooled, all aluminium engine, with Edelbrock supercharger with integral intercooler
  • 6-speed manual transmission, with gearbox cooler, coupled to Lotus’ precision shift aluminium mechanism
  • Lightweight, single-mass, low inertia fly wheel
  • Motorsport baffled sump
  • TorsenType Limited Slip Differential
  • Anodised, lightweight aluminium, extruded, epoxy bonded and riveted high-stiffness chassis
  • New, lightweight two-piece grooved ventilated J-Hook brake discs and AP Racing four-piston calipers (front 332mm x 32mm, rear 332mm x 26mm)
  • Unequal length, fully independent double wishbone suspension with Eibach® tubular front and rear anti-roll bars
  • Öhlins® DFV one-way adjustable dampers
  • AP Racing® brake calipers, red painted finish with black logo
  • Michelin® Pilot Cup 2 tyres (front 225/40 R18, rear 275/30 R19)
  • Lotus designed, ultra-lightweight, fully machined, forged aluminium wheels (18" 7.5J front and 19" 9.5J rear 10 spoke alloy wheels) in satin black finish
  • MSA approved rollcage as standard for national use
  • 6 position variable traction control, with five pre-set traction levels (1%, 3%, 6%, 9%, 12% slip) and “off”
  • Lotus tuned ABS system
  • Carbon rear wing, angle tuned to balance front lip splitter
  • Extended splitter
  • Carbon fibre body shell
  • Front lip spoiler
  • Red chargecooler cover
  • Oval exhaust finisher
  • LED front daytime running lights with integrated direction indicators
  • LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicators
  • Carbon fibre driver’s seat with 4-point harness
  • Lightweight driver's footrest
  • Lightweight aluminium pedal pads
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Page toggle switch
  • Alcantara steering wheel
  • Interior colour pack
  • Revised Splash screen graphics to display 3-Eleven 430
  • Lightweight lithium-ion battery
  • Full colour TFT display with driver selection modes for road/track
  • Lightweight electrical harness



  3-Eleven 430
Max power 430 hp at 7000 rpm (436 PS)
Max torque 325 lbft at 4,500 rpm (440 Nm)
0-60 mph 3.1 seconds
0-100 km/h 3.2 seconds
Max speed 180 mph (290 km/h)
  3-Eleven 430
Two-seater open cockpit Standard
Lightweight, extruded aluminium bonded chassis structure Standard
Carbon body panels Standard
Aerodynamically optimised front splitter, rear diffuser and wing Standard
LED front daytime running lights with integrated direction indicators Standard
LED rear lamps with integrated direction indicators Standard
Fully independent double wishbone suspension with front and rear anti-roll bar Standard

Öhlins adjustable dampers

  3-Eleven 430

Full colour TFT display with driver selection modes for road/track

Engine start/stop button Standard

Page toggle switch

Adjustable Traction Control Standard
Lightweight driver's footrest / brace Standard
Lightweight sport seats (Road) Standard
FIA approved competition seat (Race) Standard