Displacement: 1,557 cc
Horsepower: 126 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Engine Torque: 113 lb ft @ 5,500 rpm
Top Speed: 144 mph
0 - 60 mph: 4.7 seconds
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The Lotus XI (Eleven) was designed by Colin Chapman and, like all of his cars, was very lightweight with a small displacement engine and a very aerodynamic body. They were built for racing and were extremely successful, and in fact were the most competition successful Lotus' of all time, with class victories at Le Mans and Sebring. Stirling Moss drove one at Monza, setting a class world record for an 1,100 cc car, with a lap speed of 143 mph. In total, 270 were built between 1956 and 1958.
In 1982, Westfield Sportscars started production on a very accurate replica. This is one such and is fitted with a Lotus Elan, big-valve, twin-cam engine mated to a five speed gearbox. Finished in the classic green and yellow Lotus colours, it looks, runs and drives superbly. Blisteringly fast with phenomenal formula car-like handling, it has competed in several historic events but is registered and legal for road use.