2011 Team Lotus T128 Formula 1

Not flower, but V8 power


Formula One is ever-changing and 2011 is no exception. New rules, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. At least we get to look the new vehicular offerings. One car to take notice of is Team Lotus’s T128. The UK-based team aims for this Renault V8 powered car with the high-tech Red Bull Technologies gearbox to put them on the F1 map this season, taking far less of a conservative approach than the last Lotus F1 car. The aerodynamics prove this new approach, with a much sleeker mid-body surrounding the cockpit. We’ll see how Lotus performs in this new gloss-green coated carbon-fiber beast in 2011. We’re at least sure it’ll be faster than just about anything we’ve driven here.

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