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by Brett Davis

Lotus revealed on the weekend its latest track-only flagship; the Lotus Exos T125. It’s a seriously focused weekend warrior that’s derived from the company’s recent F1 efforts.

The Lotus Exos T125 is said to provide speed and thrills that are in a completely different league to any other model Lotus has ever released to the public.

The chassis and suspension technology come directly from F1, it even uses a carbon fibre monocoque platform. Also like the F1 cars, the T125 has ceramic brakes and carbon fibre pushrod suspension. There’s also a paddle-shifted semi automatic gearbox, an on-steering wheel LCD screen – with a multitude of control settings operable through the steering wheel – and shark fin engine vents and lots of air-splitting downforce aids.

In the back there’s a 485kW Cosworth V8 capable of 10,000rpm-plus, which’ll need a rebuild every 4500km. It sounds like a lot of power but when you take into account the entire car weighs just 650kg, it doesn’t take a mathematics genius to calculate the simply terrifying power-to-weight ratio on offer. A Bugatti Veyron has a power-to-weight ratio of 2.5kg per kilowatt, this is 1.3kg per kilowatt.

Thanks to: Golden Gate Lotus Club blog