Should it come as any surprise to anyone that Lotus has built a civilian friendly F1 racer? Perhaps some dreams do come true. According to Lotus, the Type 125 has had its first official test run at an Italian track with both F1 legend Jean Alesi and Lotus factory driver James Rossiter behind the wheel. All together, the two completed over 200 kilometers throughout the two day long test.
Just how unique is the Type 125? It's powered by a Cosworth V8 that produces 650 hp and is mated to a six-speed semi-automatic gearbox. According to Lotus, future owners can start the car with just a push of a button. If all goes accordingly, owners will not need to have a personal crew of mechanics making sure the car works properly, as it should be reliable enough for them to handle on their own. The next scheduled test is set to take place the last week of January at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi's F1 track.
Both Alesi and Rossiter will be behind the wheel along with a "special yet-to-be-announced test driver." 15 potential buyers will also have an opportunity to get behind the wheel.