Fast and Fu­ri­ous

Malaysia Tatler Society - - DIARY -

Bri­tish sports car marque Lo­tus made a dra­matic mo­tor­cy­cle de­but this year with a US$137,000, 200-horse­power su­per­bike des­ig­nated the Lo­tus C-01. De­signed by Daniel Simon—the man be­hind the neon cy­ber­punk light cy­cles in the movie Tron— the fu­tur­is­tic ve­hi­cle is in­spired by the leg­endary Lo­tus 49 For­mula One car of the late 1960s. The im­pos­si­bly sleek-look­ing body is made from a cut­ting-edge blend of car­bon fi­bre and alu­minium, and rock­ets along on the power of a tuned up 1,195cc V-twin en­gine. Only 100 will be made. Given the rac­ing rid­ing po­si­tion and the long throw of the front forks, only sea­soned rid­ers should con­sider tak­ing the Lo­tus C-01 out on the road. But the stylish ma­chine would also look good as a show­piece in your foyer.

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