Profile: Lotus Eleven

The Lotus Eleven is a racing car, which was built between 1956 and 1958 a total of 270 times. The aerodynamic aluminum body developed by Frank Costin, which was built on the grid frame designed by Colin Chapman, was built in 1956 at the Hornsey plant.

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A significant improvement in stability and driving characteristics brought 1957 the replacement of the old joint front axle, a specific feature of the first Lotus models, by a suspension with wishbones.

The seen Lotus Eleven dates from 1956, has a displacement of 1097 cc and a power of 110 hp.

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