Lotus Eleven art print


starting at: $ 28

Lotus Eleven fine car art by Nicolas Cancelier.

Carefully produced with our giclée process to maximize color accuracy and resolution. At Simply Petrol, we use the highest-quality Hahnemühle fine art paper (315 gsm) with delicate texture and acid-free surface.

Giclée (French for “to spray”) is a printing process where millions of ink droplets are sprayed to saturate the fibers of the watercolor paper, resulting in pure, rich color and remarkable detail.



Simplicity, lightness, and aerodynamics at their best are the key ingredients used by Colin Chapman to create its Lotus Eleven racing car. It was designed to win and it was a winner. This car was the most successful Lotus race car design. It became 7th overall at the 1956 24 Hours of Le Mans, driven by Reg Bicknell and Peter Jopp and was good enough for numerous class wins at Le Mans and Sebring. That is why we are more than happy to share with you such a beautiful Lotus Eleven art, created by Nicolas Cancelier.

Lotus Eleven Designn Style Steve Mcqueen

This Lotus Eleven art is a tribute to the racing oddity

“Simplify, then add lightness” was the credo of Colin Chapman which turned Lotus into a truly magnificent brand. The Eleven was built around tubular space frame and was powered by a tiny engine. Fully loaded, the car weighed about 450 kg. This is more than twice less than any compact or even sub-compact modern car. Unlike any modern subcompact, Lotus Eleven was capable of max speed up to 143 mph or 230 km/h. Well, this one was achieved by Sir Stirling Moss at Monza race track but is still spectacular for a car powered by 1100 cm3 engine.

With its 148 racetrack victories, Lotus Eleven was not only racing success but also a commercial one. The total production run of 270 cars exceeded any previous model. Its unusual shape was a function of the work of Frank Costin, the Lotus` aerodynamicist back in the day. This is how the tiny vehicle finished just 27 laps behind the almighty Jaguar D-Type in Le Mans with three times smaller engine displacement. Pure engineering science applied to the racetrack and turned into one of the most beautiful automotive oddities.

Now you can make yours this beautiful piece of Lotus Eleven art created by Nicolas Cancelier and carefully issued by Simply Petrol.



Nicolas Cancelier is born in a family of artistic parents and when he was young, one of his neighbors, a mechanic, brought him to races at Spa and Nurburgring circuits. He naturally transferred the racing passion onto paper and canvas. His favorite motorsport periods are the 50s, 60s and 70s. Nicolas is using various mediums for his artworks including oil, water-color, pastels and pencil.


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Large – 43.3 x 19.4 inches | 110 x 49,3 cm, Medium – 33.5 x 14.8 inches | 85 x 37,5 cm, Mini – 17.7 x 7.8 inches | 45 x 19,9 cm, Small – 23.6 x 10.4 inches | 60 x 26,5 cm, X-Large – 59.1 x 26.4 inches | 150 x 67,1 cm

Your art print

1. Framing

A frame is not included. Your #finecarart print deserves frame of its own that fits best to the environment you`d like to place it.

2. Shipping

You can choose between STANDARD and EXPRESS delivery. Visit our Shipping page to check out the delivery options in order to pick what fits your needs. You`ll find shortcut at the footer section of Simply Petrol.

3. Packaging

Your #finecarart print will be laid between two sheets of archival paper. They are pH neutral (i.e. between 7 and 8.5) and will therefore have no chemical interaction with any objects it contacts. The #finecarart print will be rolled with the help of a smaller tube and will be packed in a reasonably heavy mailing tube with secure end caps. The tube will be taped around the end caps to ensure a tight seal.

4. Care

In order to preserve this piece of #finecarart at its best, keep the print away from fluorescent lighting and direct sunlight and from areas with high humidity, and at normal room temperature between 18 – 23 °C // 64 – 73 °F.

 : Nicolas Cancelier
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