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Lotus reveals six new models

 

On show in Paris this week, Lotus says its six brand new models will be on sale by 2016

The six new Lotus models will establish a new design style for all future models and aims to bring the company’s image and prices into the league of prestige cars such as Aston Martin or Ferrari.

“Our plan is to change Lotus from its present position as a niche sports car company to a builder of a range of premium sports cars”, says CEO Dany Bahar, architect of the company’s new five-year plan. The company plans to spend £770 million (NZ$1.65 billion) over the next decade.

The six models include a replacement for the Elise, an all-new Esprit, the Elite, a larger Eterne saloon, a new Elan and a city car. Check out all the images and brief specifications below...

Elise Specifications

Layout 2 seater, mid-engined, rear wheel drive
Engine Petrol with start/stop option
Hybrid technology Mild hybrid, i.e. start/stop technology
Cylinder 4
Capacity 2.0 litre
Power/Torque 320 PS / 330 Nm
Rev limit 7,800 rpm
0-100 km/h 4.3 seconds
Top speed 270 km/h
Weight 1,095 kg
Transmission 6 Speed Manual, DCT optional
Drive RWD 

Esprit Specifications

Layout 2 seater, mid-engined, rear wheel drive
Engine Petrol, hybrid optional
Hybrid technology Optional KERS
Cylinder V8 
Capacity 5.0 litre
Power/Torque 620 PS / 720 Nm
Rev limit 8,500 rpm
0-100 km/h 3.4 seconds
Top speed 330 km/h
Weight 1,450 kg
Transmission 7 Speed DCT
Drive RWD

Elite Specifications

Layout 2+2 seater, front-mid-engined, rear wheel drive
Engine Petrol, hybrid optional
Hybrid technology Hybrid gearbox with integrated electric motors and KERS
Cylinder V8 
Capacity 5.0 litre
Power/Torque 620 PS / 720 Nm
Rev limit 8,500 rpm
0-100 km/h 3.7 seconds
Top speed 315 km/h
Weight 1,650 kg
Transmission Full Hybrid transmission
Drive RWD

Eterne Specification

Layout 4 seater, front-mid-engined, rear wheel drive, all wheel drive is optional
Engine Petrol, hybrid optional
Hybrid Technology Hybrid gearbox with integrated electric motors and KERS
Cylinder V8 
Capacity 5.0 litre
Power/Torque 620 PS / 720 Nm
Rev limit 8,500 rpm
0-100 km/h 4.0 seconds
Top speed 315 km/h
Weight 1,800 kg
Transmission Full Hybrid transmission
Drive RWD, AWD optional

Elan Specification

Layout 2 seater (optional 2+2), mid-engined, rear wheel drive
Engine Petrol, hybrid optional
Hybrid technology Optional KERS
Cylinder V6
Capacity 4.0 litre
Power/Torque 450 PS / 465 Nm
Rev limit 7,800 rpm
0-100 km/h 3.5 seconds
Top speed 310 km/h
Weight 1,295 kg
Transmission 7 Speed DCT
Drive RWD


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