2014 LOTUS C-01
Who in their right mind would ever part with the incredible 2014 LOTUS C-01 bike? No clue on that one, but it seems that Mecum is planning on selling one; considering the estimated price range between $370,000 and $450,000, this thing will not come cheap – as it should be. Designed by Daniel Simon, the same man hat imagined the Tron Legacy Lightcycles, this bike is part of a very limited series of merely 100 units, not to mention it’s the only one in North America and it’s never been ridden. Powered by a 1195cc liquid cooled twin-engine that develops 200 hp, and connected to a 6-speed gearbox the Lotus C-01 was revealed back in 2013 and stunned the world with its radical body and exclusivity provided by that Lotus badge.
The concept was sketched out by former Bugatti designer Daniel Simon, and was built using steel, titanium and a carbon fiber frame. It’s well worth mentioning that the production model uses a 175-hp KTM 1195cc V-twin engine, just to make sure your expectations aren’t too high. However, the state of the art chassis, 320 mm Brembo racing brakes, twin Ohlins rear suspension, upside-down Sachs forks, and a carbon-fiber shell built of 12 sections instantly transform this into a racing motorcycle and possible a very rare collectible. Moreover, the wheels are carbon-fiber and were built by the South African specialists BST, and are bespoke to the Lotus.