One of two units of the Lotus 3-Eleven in Malaysia has unfortunately crashed earlier today, making it the first reported crash of the limited edition 3-Eleven. According to sources, the accident occurred in Penang and the driver who was piloting the open-cockpit Lotus alone is safe.
Based on the images we received, the incident appears to have taken place on wet conditions with the front and rear of the car damaged. We know that this unit bears the chassis number 001, one of 311 limited run units. Looking at it, the chassis seems to be intact and salvageable.
The Lotus 3-Eleven comes in two variants, one road legal and the other is a track-only weapon. The road legal 3-Eleven is powered by a 3.5-litre supercharged V6 that produces 410 hp and 410 Nm of torque. Century sprint is clocked in 3.4 seconds. Prices for the road going 3-Eleven starts from RM640k while the track-only variant starts from RM868k.
To pilot the 3-Eleven, the driver will have to wear a helmet and strap on to the carbon fibre seats with a 4-point harness. The roll-cage and twin side bars definitely contributed to keeping the driver safe. It’s unfortunate that such a beauty was involved in an accident but we wish the driver (and the 3-Eleven) a speedy recovery and be back on the road in no time!
Lotus 3-Eleven Launch in Malaysia