Porsche 918 Spyder might become history at Hockenheimring as another hot supercar has managed to set a new record on the famous track. It is all about the one-off Lotus 3 – Eleven, recently driven by Sport Auto`s driver Christian Gebhardt.
According to the auto magazine the Lotus 3-Eleven managed to lap Hockenheimring in 1.06,2 min, being faster than the Porsche 918 Spyder with 0.1 seconds.
What made the lap run interesting was the fact that the Lotus 3-Eleven was equipped with standard road rubbers, with the temperature outside being around 8 degrees Celsius. This, of course, didn’t create the perfect conditions for a professional run, however, the supercar managed to set a new lap record on the track.
Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales, praised in an interview the astonishing performance of his driver as well as the extraordinary driving capabilities on any circumstances of its ultimate supercar:
“Christian set a fabulous lap in less than ideal conditions. We knew from the outset that we have created a simply phenomenal car that is capable of great things, and this lap record proves that beyond doubt. This is the ultimate embodiment of the Lotus design philosophy.”
”The Lotus 3-Eleven is an amazingly fast and track focused car in which to have a lot of fun at the limit. It is the fastest series-production car in the test history of Sport Auto on the Hockenheimring Short Circuit,” Gales also concluded.
Lotus 3-Eleven is packing a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 500 horsepower, alowing a sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, at a topping of 290 km/h.
In comparison, the Porsche 918 Spyder is powered by a 4.6-liter V8 engine and two electric motors, delivering a total of 886 horsepower and whopping 1,275 Nm of torque. The run is done in an impressive 2.6 seconds, at a topping of 345 km/h.