British manufacturer Lotus has launched a new version of the 3-Eleven extreme track toy, that appears to be a blend of the Lotus Exige and the Ariel Atom, two of the most exciting things on four wheels to take round a circuit.
Here's what you need to know about the new Lotus 3-Eleven 430:
The punchline for limited edition is it's power to weight ratio - the use of carbon fibre for the body has reduced the weight of the car by 5kg, down to 920kg. Not only has the weight been dropped, but the power has been boosted too.
On the back of the 3-Eleven's 3.5L supercharged engine receiving an upgrade, the 3-Eleven 430, as demonstrated by the title of the car, has 430 horsepower. Do a little bit of maths and you have a stunning power to weight ratio of 461bhp per tonne. To put that into context, that's less than 30bhp per tonne short of the Bugatti Veyron.
The new Lotus tops out at 180mph, and launches from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds. When maxed out, the 3-Eleven 430 generates 265kg of downforce throughout the car. The car makes use of 18-inch front wheels, and 19-inch rear wheels, each dressed in Michelins.
The limited edition, 20 production model car is priced almost £20k more than the original 3-Eleven, starting from £102,000 in the UK.
That's a lot of money for 920kg worth of track toy, but a limited edition extreme track car was sure to have a fairly high price point.