Lotus will make just 100 units of its 200-hp superbike.
After releasing a couple of official renderings, Lotus has unveiled a fresh batch of images of the C-01 – the British carmaker’s first ever motorbike. A prototype for now, but Kodewa – the German company in charge of Lotus’ two-wheeled project alongside tuner Holzer Group – has confirmed the C-01 has been road registered and is ready to unleash its 200 hp of hell whenever someone is brave enough to hop on board. Daniel Simon, one-time Bugatti designer and all-round automotive visionary, penned the design.
The long wheelbase, raked-out front forks and massive rear wheel afford it a drag bike look, while the C-01 comes wrapped in John Player Special carbon livery among a choice of other legendary Lotus liveries. A modified variant of KTM’s 1,195-cc V-twin engine delivers 200 horsepower, while the chassis is composed of steel, titanium and carbon fiber keeping weight at just 181 kg. No performance or price details have been revealed but just 100 units of the C-01 are planned for production.