2015 Lotus 3-Eleven Lotus 3-Eleven, the fastest series production vehicle to come from Hethe Headquarters, has set a new record: the vehicle marked the fastest lap time ever recorded at the well-known Hockernheimring short Circuit with the stunning 1 minute and 06.2 seconds. Driven by Christian Gebhardt, a highly-skilled driver and Road Test Editior for "sport auto" magazine, the 3-Eleven behaved confidently and brave in the harsh weather conditions: the temperature didn't get higher than 8 degrees Celsius.

This all means that the Lotus 3-Eleven is now at the top of the prestigious German magazine, taking the lead ahead of some well-respected German, Italian, American and British automobile brands.

So, how does the chart look like? Not good for Mercedes lovers out there, I can tell you that.

  1. Lotus 3-Eleven, 1.06:2 min
  2. Porsche 918 Spyder, 1.06:3 min
  3. Gumpert Apollo, 1.07:2 min
  4. Radical SR3 SL, 1.08:1 min
  5. Lamborghini Gallardo Squadra Corse, 1.08:2 min
  6. =Corvette ZR1, 1.08:3 min
  7. =Ferrari 488 GTB, 1.08:3 min
  8. Porsche 911 GT2 RS, 1.08:4 min
  9. Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991), 1.08:5 min
  10. Mercedes SLS AMG Black Series, 1.08:6 min

What makes the vehicle so agile and powerful?

This is a next-gen Lotus vehicle that is especially designed to deliver highest possible levels of sportiness and swiftness with ultra-lightweight body, bespoke chassis design and countless aluminum components.

SEE HERE MORE ABOUT THIS VEHICLE: Lotus 3-Eleven: Is it That Interesting or Is It Just Trying to Be?

The vehicle is powered by a refined V6 supercharged power unit that provides a total of 460hp (338kW) which ensures a 0-100 sprint that ends in 2.9 seconds and offers a maximum speed of 290hp (180kW).

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And here is an exclusive video that shows how the record time was achieved:

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Source: Lotus