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New Elan coming, and it's getting fat

BBC News - Lotus to unveil five new sportscars

Hopefully the Elan will be in the sub 2500lb range.

Edit; or maybe I read the wrong... The Elise might be the fat one.

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The Elise completes the Lotus line-up to "keep our current customers happy", Mr Bahar said.
elise is staying light to keep us happy.
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BBC News - Lotus to unveil five new sportscars

Hopefully the Elan will be in the sub 2500lb range.

Edit; or maybe I read the wrong... The Elise might be the fat one.
Interesting that it will be placed above the Elise in the pricing structure...



"This is not just about the cars, it's about the complete remake of the brand," boss Dany Bahar told BBC News. Scares the hell out of me.

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elise is staying light to keep us happy.
Not very many current owners will buy a fat one though.

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Not very many current owners will buy a fat one though.
"a relaunched Elise that will be both bigger and heavier than the old one" Not for me, thanks.

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so the new stuff will be....

Esprit
Elite
Elan
Elise (facelift)
and ______? (evora race car?) what's the 5th?
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so the new stuff will be....

Esprit
Elite
Elan
Elise (facelift)
and ______? (evora race car?) what's the 5th?
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thanks... I can't wait to see these cars..
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The new cars are:
Elise
Elan
Esprit
Elite
Eterne

Pics here: Pictures by johnnystorm1976 - Photobucket
(Courtesey of johnnystorm at the Seloc forum)

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so the new stuff will be....

Esprit
Elite
Elan
Elise (facelift)
and ______? (evora race car?) what's the 5th?
V6 Exige maybe?

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The new cars are:
Elise
Elan
Esprit
Elite
Eterna

Pics here: Pictures by johnnystorm1976 - Photobucket

First off thanks for the photos! Not sure is the orange car the Elan and white one the Esprit? The Eterna looks to be the 4 door model. Is the Elise in there as well?
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I have a feeling the white one with the black accents and soft top is the Elise.

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Got it, there are two different white cars, assume the Elise and Esprit. Nice first look, hope to see the studio type shots and more details in the next week.
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Very interesting. All the cars look more upscale, but also somewhat futuristic/Japanese.
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Here are all the specifications. Credit to Gauss on Rennteam: http://www.rennteam.com/forum/page1.html?vs=6

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
Seats 4
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holy sh*t a 320hp Elise... V4?! Surely they mean I4

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The Elan (yellow) looks awesome actually...starting to grow on me. Though, I am having some trouble identifying a common brand theme, but perhaps it will become more apparent with better pictures.
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Oh goodie, moved to a section that doesn't show on the front page...

Cool considering it's the only thread with actual pictures from the upcoming cars so far.

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