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Future Esprit - any new news?

We've all seen those drawings by magazines, and speculation about engines here or there. But this was a while back and doesn't mean anything.



Is there any new news about the next generation Esprit?

I remember seeing a picture of some slides presented at the last LOG (or some lotus event in the US) and it highlighted the planned similarities (reused parts) between the Evora and Esprit. I was suprised the [small] brakes were highlighted on this slide. I think there may have been some sort of time line given but now the Elite is in the picture, along with new management, that has probably all changed.

Thought I'd make use of this new subforum since the Esprit came up in the other thread

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wait till Paris auto show on OCT 2. (one week)

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how cool is that..... new esprit released on my birthday! What a 40th b-day present
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how cool is that..... new esprit released on my birthday! What a 40th b-day present
You'll catch it a few days earlier. Press day is already on September 30th, and usually the press leaks some of the release beforehand.

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Other Paris press released have been released/broken. Where is the Lotus?!?! I remember the Evora's press embargo was broken more than one day ahead of launch, I want to see this new Esprit!!!

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We've waited 6 years, patience!

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Here it is

http://www.youtube.com/v/iHPOxM5QlHc...dded&version=3
Being discussed heavily here (along with the new Elise, Elan, Elite and Eterna): SELOC Forums

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Should be a big announcement on September 30th (that's tomorrow).

We'll see.......
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I posted some new specs in the Elan thread:

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Here are all the specifications. Credit to Gauss on Rennteam: Rennteam 2.0 - EN - Forum - - Page1

Esprit

V8 petrol
5 litre
7 speed dct gearbox
620hp. !
8500 rpm max
0-60 3.4secs
Top speed 330kmh
Co2 250
Weight 1450kgs
Seats 2

Elan

V6 petrol
4 litre
7 speed dct gearbox
450hp. !
7800 rpm max
0-60 3.5secs
Top speed 310kmh
Co2 199!
Weight 1295kgs
Seats 2 +2-option

Elite

V8 petrol
5 litre
7 speed dct gearbox
620hp. !
8500 rpm max
0-60 3.7secs
Top speed 315kmh
Co2 215
Weight 1650kgs
Seats 2 +2


Elise

V4 petrol
2 litre
6 speed dct gearbox
320hp. !
7800 rpm max
0-60 4.3secs
Top speed 270kmh
Co2 150
Weight 1095kgs
Seats 2

Eterne


V8 petrol
5 litre
7 speed dct gearbox
620hp. !
8500 rpm max
0-60 4.0secs. - WTF - it's a 4 door!
Top speed 315kmh
Co2 220
Weight 1800kgs
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Here it is

http://www.youtube.com/v/iHPOxM5QlHc...dded&version=3
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Did he say James Bond movie? I'm all for that.

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I can't decide between the Elan and the Esprit... so freaking sweet.
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