Lotus has confirmed it will unveil an all-new consumer track car at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in California next weekend.
The Lotus 125 has reportedly been developed to offer select buyers the 'ultimate' track experience.
Few details of the new model are available prior to its international debut, but it will need to be some car to outgun the 252bhp 2-Eleven Lotus introduced in 2007, widely regarded as one of the decade's finest track-day machines.
The 125 will share Lotus's stand at the Californian show with the 4.0-litre V6 powered Evora Cup GT4, and the restyled Elise SC RGB Edition, both making their US debuts.
The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance is considered one of the most prestigious auto shows in the world. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the event, but Lotus's high profile attendance probably reflects the manufacturer's desire to enter the luxury car market rather than an intention to celebrate the heritage of the occasion.