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Lotus Exos T125: The F1 car can be yours

This lightweight, 650-kilogram F1-inspired car is a new limited edition offering from Lotus. The Lotus Exos Type 125 will be produced in a series of just 25 units, with some published reports suggesting a million euro pricetag. The car is built using a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and uses a wide front wing and a […]

Aug 12, 2010 | By Anakin

This lightweight, 650-kilogram F1-inspired car is a new limited edition offering from Lotus.

The Lotus Exos Type 125 will be produced in a series of just 25 units, with some published reports suggesting a million euro pricetag.

The car is built using a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and uses a wide front wing and a narrow rear one (just like the 2009 season F1 cars).

The car uses a 3.5-liter Cosworth V8 engine that produces 650 bhp (485 kW / 659 PS) with a 10,300 rpm redline.

For its exterior, the car can be painted in any number of classic Lotus liveries, including green/yellow and yellow.

Inside, the driver will get the full experience of an F1 car with the help of an information display mounted in the steering wheel.

The manufacturer says the engine of the Lotus Exos T125 can run for 4500 km before it will need a rebuild.

They also have eliminated the need for a crew as the car is fitted with an electric starter motor.

The Exos program will also include 5 “driver events” at various race tracks that will allow the owners to slowly come up to speed with the performance of their new car by getting instruction and advice from a variety of current and past Lotus drivers.

These events may include training sessions from pros like Mika Häkkinen and Jarno Trulli.

The Lotus Exos T125 will be built in Norfolk, England, with the first ten units being delivered in spring 2011, and the remainder going out by next summer.

The Exos was unveiled at the Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion last Saturday, but will make its public debut proper at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California, which starts on Wednesday.

Considering that a few drivers will probably crash these Exos every weekend, it could end up becoming a lucrative part of their business…

Source: Worldcarfans

You can watch Stephen Wright from Lotus Motorsports presenting the Exos T125 philosophy in the video below:


 
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