Our Nige becomes ambassador for Lotus


Sidecar racers have the biggest cojones

Lotus T125

"Nigel Mansell has become an ambassador for the Lotus car company, and will help play a development role with the company's new T125 single-seater special.

The former world champion will begin his duties with a test of the T125 in Abu Dhabi this week, where he will work alongside Jean Alesi and James Rossiter.

"Returning to Lotus in this capacity brings back a lot of memories for me," Mansell said about his new role. "I will always be extremely grateful to Lotus and especially to Colin Chapman, who was so inspirational and almost like a second father to me."

What you get for £650k

"It is powered by a detuned 640bhp, 332lb ft 3.5-litre Cosworth V8 racing engine. The redline is 10,300rpm but a ‘push to pass’ button ups this by 500rpm. The rear wheels are driven through an F1-style six-speed semi-automatic sequential gearbox with steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The T125 is 4910mm long, 1890mm wide and 1011mm high. Its dry weight is just 650kg thanks to a carbonfibre monocoque, carbonfibre suspension and carbon ceramic brakes."
http://www.autocar.co.uk/News/NewsArtic ... rs/251835/
Re: "Our Nige" becomes ambassador for Lotus

This one :D
"The T125 is part of Lotus’s future under new CEO Dany Bahar who will reveal ambitious plans to move Lotus road cars upmarket at the Paris motor show. He believes Lotus was at its strongest when it was firmly involved in multiple forms of motorsport and there were strong connections between road and track. The Lotus T125 is how the Norfolk firm plans to restore that connection; it also references the Lotus 25, F1's first-ever monocoque racer."
Re: "Our Nige" becomes ambassador for Lotus

I guess with Mansell involved, you can be sure the car will have a WIDE cockpit :whistle:
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