“Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere.”

These are the words Lotus Cars founder Colin Chapman lived by—and the same mantra that won Lotus multiple racing championships.

“Adding power makes you faster on the straights. Subtracting weight makes you faster everywhere”.

And they seem to be the words Lotus used as a guide when they green-lit a project to build motorcycles.

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They’re not half-assing it: they got Daniel Simon on board to design Lotus’s first two-wheeled venture, the C-01. You may have seen some of his work in those light-cycles from Tron: Legacy—oh yeah, and in the Bugatti Veyron.

Hey, it worked out for them…