Lotus Requires Sport 350, a sport that Colin Chapman would be proud

Lotus Requires Sport 350 is the new member of the family of Lotus. It is a car that replaces the Required S, it is, therefore, a mechanical update of the same. Lotus has abandoned the hopes of creating a new family of up to 5 new sports, and has focused on evolving its range traditional. The new Required Sport 350 stands out for its nods to the past of Lotus, as well as by a construction even lighter, associated to a higher level of power. In short, adheres firmly to the prescription of Colin Chapman.

Your weight is 1.125 kg, 51 kg lighter than the Requires S that has been replaced in the range Lotus.

For a start, the recipe item is the same. In his heart beats the same 3.5 V6 supercharged by compressor – source Toyota – with 345 HP of power and a nice torque of 400 Nm, mated to a manual gearbox of six relations. However, it is a car 51 kg lighter than the Lotus Requires S. Achieves this thanks to a slimming diet that has removed insulation, has installed both a battery more lightly, as silentblocks light pipes light to the air-conditioning system.

The central console has also been redesigned, leaving the sight of the beautiful mechanism of the gearbox. The engine cover is also more lightweight. Optionally you can order a few light-alloy wheels, which reduce the car’s weight to 5 kilos additional. Really, have scratched where they have been able, without sacrificing functionality. Accelerating up to 100 km/h in 3.9 seconds, achieving a top speed of 274 km/h. If you choose the automatic gearbox 6-relations optional, the 0 to 100 km/h falls on a tenth.

Will go on sale in Europe in February of 2016, and the web Lotus has already replaced the Required S Coupe.

But it’s a Lotus, no one in their right mind would buy it with a manual gearbox. The suspension geometry has been revised, as well as its hardness. new aerodynamic kit increases the aerodynamic load up to 42 kg at 160 km/h. It is a car made for the enjoyment and for the high-performance in-circuit. It is there where all of these changes make sense: it is able to give a back to the test track at Hethel in 1:29,8, two seconds faster than the Lotus Requires S of equal power to that which it replaces.

That is the true success of the Lotus Requires Sport 350. Aesthetically there are not many changes, although differences are observed in the aerodynamic kit of the vehicle. It is in the interior of the car where Lotus makes a small nod to its past, with a new upholstery fabric plaid. A colour scheme of yellow and black, identical to the one that premiered the Lotus Esprit S1 40 years ago, in the distant 1976. If you wish, we can also order that the calipers of the braking equipment painted in other colors.

Source: Lotus
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