Lotus News: Lotus On Top on Mount Alma

Lotus Hillclimb Mount Alma

Hot on the heels of the SSC Donut King Exige success at Mt Panorama, comes news that Andrew Stevens has won his class at the annual Mt Alma Mile Hillclimb in the Inman Valley, South Australia.

The 1.6km Hillclimb soars up the steep Fleurieu Peninsula hillside before opening out into a series of high speed swoops, and attracts a huge variety of cars. Last year’s trophy resides at the McLaren factory courtesy of Rob Black’s time in his MP-12C.

Lotus Hillclimb Mount Alma

Provisional results have Andrew Steven’s 2004 Elise quickest Under 2L Road Registered and 3rd overall in the Road Registered category behind a couple of big capacity vehicles, on a climb that rewards horsepower and bites if you get it wrong.

Andrew’s standard K Series powered car is driven to and from events, and his efforts show just how capable our cars are. While he lost time in the run to the 1st corner and the steep climb that follows, he blitzed the high speed section taking as much as 4 seconds off the opposition. Taking the 1st corner flat, might not be as quick as The Chase, but nor does it have the runoff area!

Andrew’s looking forward to seeing you all at Lotus2015.

Photos courtesy Ashley Trott and Andrew Stevens

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