|Kimi Raikkonen won the 2013 season-opening race in Australia; immediately proving the worth of the latest Lotus chassis design. Throughout the course of the 2013 grand prix season, Raikkonen and teammate Romain Grosjean have been consistent podium finishers. Undoubtedly some of the credit for those accomplishments go to the drivers and the team, but give the car its due. With driver and cameras the E21 weighs in at just over 1,400 pounds and it is powered by the Renault RS27 2.4 liter V8. The engine is mid-mounted and employs KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System) for additional power for passing or defending. When the engine reaches its astronomical 18,000 RPM redline the scream is of deafening proportions. Throughout the E21, you will find carbon fiber; the chassis is composed of molded carbon fiber and aluminum honeycomb. Carbon fiber composes the double-wishbone suspension and extensive aerodynamic components. The E21 represents one of the most successful chassis designs of 2013 racing at the highest level of motorsport.|
The E21, driven by 2007 World Champion Kimi Räikkönen and Romain Grosjean, was used in the 2013 Formula One season and was also the first of the 2013 season cars to be launched. In 2014, the E21 was succeeded by the E22, which was subsequently replaced by the 2015 E23, which appears in Forza Motorsport 6.
The E21 is powered by a Renault RS27-2013 2.4L naturally aspirated V8 engine producing 750 hp (559 kW) and 221 ft·lb (300 N·m) of torque. Complimenting the V8 is a KERS (kinetic energy recovery system) that provides additional engine power. The redline occurs at 18,000 rpm.
- Before December 19, 2013, the Lotus E21 was priced at 6,000,000 CR or 10,000 TK.
|1960s||Cortina · Type 49|
|1970s||#7 77 · Elan Sprint · Esprit S1 JB|
|1990s||Carlton · Elise GT1 · Elise Series 1 Sport 190|
|2000s||2-Eleven · 340R · Elise 111S · Elise 135R · Esprit V8 · Evora · Evora Type 124 Endurance Race Car · Exige Cup 240|
|2010s||3-Eleven · E21 · E23 · Evora S · Exige S|