The Lotus Extreme from 2000 was a concept created by Ted
Mannerfeit, a student of Coventry University's Transport
Design program. The Extreme was shown at both the British
Motor Show and Coventry University's Design Show.
The Extreme concept continues the Lotus tradition of minimal
weight and driver orientated function. The Extreme concept
used a variety of design inspiration including aircraft,
motorcycles and boats.
The chassis of the Lotus Extreme concept is formed from
aluminum, and covered with a composite carbon
fibre body. The gearbox is a six-speed sequential
unit, this is connected to a hybrid power system consisting
of an electric motor and a natural gas two-stroke engine.
The result is low emissions with high performance - the
concept is capable of over 100 mpg fuel consumption.
The tandem seating , 450 kg Lotus Extreme concept can
theoretically achieve 0-60mph in just five seconds, and
continue on to 150 mph. The suspension allows the Extreme
to lean into turns like a motorcycle, the tires are also
Similar and related vehicles:
Lotus Esprit Concept
Lotus Elan Concept
Lotus Elise Concept
Lotus Hot Wheels