Mark 3 Circuit Racing

In this year the first circuit racing car was designed; the first to actually be called a Lotus. The combination of the light-weight aluminium body and Chapman’s innovative engineering expertise, helped propel the car from 0-50mph in 6.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 90mph.

This was the true birth of the Lotus brand, although the two earlier cars were later to become known as the Mark 1 and 2 respectively.