Team Lotus has revealed its Formula One challenger for 2011, the T128.
The team, which is currently locked in a dispute with Group Lotus over the right to use the Lotus name in F1, has stuck with its green and yellow livery from last season after the new Group Lotus-backed Lotus Renault GP team adopted the JPS-inspired black and gold livery it had originally planned to run.
Team Lotus expects the T128 to be challenging the midfield teams for points this year, and chief technical officer Mike Gascoyne said the “car looks like a front-running car in every area".
"We said very clearly that we want to start challenging the established teams and I think that's very achievable,” he added.
Team Lotus will switch from Cosworth to Renault V8 power for 2011 and will also use transmission systems from Red Bull.