Watch the unveiling of the new Lotus 3-Eleven at Goodwood Festival of Speed

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales behind the wheel of the new Lotus 3-Eleven

Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales behind the wheel of the new Lotus 3-Eleven - Credit: Archant

It has been a long wait but the video below shows Lotus boss Jean Marc Gales behind the wheel of the new Lotus.

https://twitter.com/JRRBatchelor/status/614365751990984704

The sports car is being unveiled to the world at the Goodwood Festival of Speed after being transported from Norfolk to West Sussex.

It is the fastest road vehicle that the Hethel-based car company has ever produced and is handmade at the Lotus headquarters, and production will be limited to just 311 vehicles in total.

The launch is causing a buzz among Lotus fans across social media sites - so we thought we would show you a snippet of video captured on Twitter to enjoy.

And don't forget to read more about the launch in Saturday's EDP motoring pages.