New Lotus to go on display at MPH The Prestige & Performance Motor show

A specially-designed Lotus will be on display at MPH The Prestige & Performance Motor show at the end of the month, it has been revealed.

The car, a Lotus 2-Eleven, will be decked out in the same green and yellow racing colours which famously adorned the Team Lotus Type 49 F1 car raced by Jim Clark in the mid-1960s.

Indeed, the comparisons with the Lotus 2-Eleven and the F1 car do not end there – the model also has a power to weight ratio to rival that of its racing counterpart thanks to its 255 PS supercharged engine.

It can also reach 60mph from a standstill in an impressive 3.8 seconds.

It is not the first time that Lotus has tailored one of its models to incorporate a feature from its past.

Recently, the marque fitted a 1970s Lotus Esprit S1-style interior to an Exige model at the behest of a client.

Meanwhile, Bell & Colvill, the Surrey-based Lotus dealership responsible for the new green and yellow livery on the Lotus 2-Eleven, is also working on customising a similar car with the black and gold colour scheme seen on the Lotus 72 and Lotus 77 F1 cars.

Jim Clark won two world championships for Lotus, in 1963 and 1965, before being killed in a racing accident at the Hockenheimring in 1968.

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