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.
Lotus will only build 25 of these Exos T125s per year. At $1.1 million, they'll probably sell pretty quick considering it is one of the closest and cheapest things you can buy to a real F1 car. The video below explains the philosophy behind the epic Exos T125, as described by Stephen Wright from Lotus Motorsports.