Modeled after the racing version of Jim Clark's Lotus Type 49 F1 car from the mid-1960s, the green, yellow and white 2-Eleven also gets a 250hp (186kW) supercharged engine to yield a power-to-weight ratio about even with the Formula One car it honors.
The Surrey, UK dealership responsible for the car, Bell & Colvill, is also working on a bespoke Exige. That car will be fitted with an interior styled after a 1970s Lotus Esprit S1. Another 2-Eleven is also among its projects, getting the black-and-gold livery of the Lotus 72 and 77 racers.
Lotus itself is progressing beyond the two-seater track-toy nature of its Elise and Exige range for the first time in about a decade with its new Evora, set for its public debut at the Los Angeles Auto show.