More information on Lotus' 125 race car has been released. Lotus, like other automakers, has made Pebble Beach an increasingly popular place for new vehicle debuts.
Lotus is apparently planning on making just 25 of the F1-style 125 cars, priced at $1 million. If the specs below hold true, we expect Lotus will have no trouble finding enough buyers.
Power reportedly comes from a detuned 3.5-liter 650-horsepower Cosworth GPV8 with a 10,300 rpm redline. Weight is kept down to a scant 1433 pounds, and, as an extra bonus over an F1 car, the engine is designed to run some 2800 miles between rebuilds.
Lotus driver training is also expected to be part of the package. Of course, we'll have more on the car when it makes its world premiere at the concept car area of the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance.
Pebble Beach will also serve as the North American debut of the Evora Cup GT4 and 2011 Elise SC RGB Edition. The latter, sporting a refreshed bodystyle, is dedicated to the work of engineer Roger George Becker, who spent 44 years with Lotus. The Evora Cup GT4 is powered by a 360-horsepower 4.0-liter V-6 engine developed with Cosworth, and is about 400 pounds lighter than a stock Evora.
Source: Lotus, Golden Gate Lotus Club