It has been hailed as a ‘massive step forward’ by its technical engineers.
Lotus will certainly hope so.
The British stable presented their new car for the fast-approaching new Formula One season.
Pictures of the Mercedes-powered-E23 were released on the team’s website.
After an eighth place finish overall last season Lotus are looking to their new car to inspire a more competitive campaign this year.
The team have kept their lineup from last year with Frenchman Romain Grosjean and Venezuelan Pastor Maldonado.
Lotus aim to run the car at the opening pre-season test in Jerez Spain on February 1.
The season starts in Australia on March 15.